Member Recommended

Poison Free Weed Killer – from Susan Hartman (2022)

Member Susan Hartman shared this recipe for an effective weed killer that is free of any harmful poisons which none of us want in our gardens. Give it a try!
The recipe for weed killing:
Mix 2 cups Epson salts, 1/4 cup dawn dish soap and 1 gallon 30% vinegar obtained at – hardware store. Put mix into spray bottle and spray after dew is gone. Weeds stay gone. We are looking at two months gone.

Garden Sleeve from Farmers Almanac 

Migrant Worker Information recommended by Marie Dellazonna. Call 408-993-0837; approximately $18.00 per hour. (2021)

Sarah Winchester biography: Captive of the Labyrinth, by Mary Jo Ignoffo (available at the SJ library)

Floral Supply Syndicate
1992 Juction Ave., San Jose 95131
Suggested by Kathy Pottol

Mt. Eden Floral Co.
2124 Bering Drive, San Jose 95131
Suggested by Jean Myers

Trader Joe’s Salt Scrub, 20 oz. $4.99
Recommended by Susan Mosher

The Roots of My Obsession

The Roots of My Obsession: Thirty Great Gardeners Reveal Why They Garden by Thomas C. Cooper (available on
Recommended by Lois Tarr

Felco F6 pruners

Felco F-6 Classic Pruner For Smaller Hands – Recommended by : Susan Mosher


Leonard Deluxe Stainless Steel Soil Knife –  Recommended by : Laura Balaoro


Corona AG4930SS Long Straight Snip, Stainless Steel  or Fiskars Softouch Micro-Tip Pruning Snip – Recommended by : Laura Balaoro for general cutting. Try to find one that has longer cutting blades vs the ones for rose petals.


Dramm 11000 1000PL 11 GPM Plastic Water Breaker Nozzle – Recommended by : Laura Balaoro for watering plants without damaging them with over 1,000 micro holes hose-end sprayer.


Pond Mosquito Dunks by Mojetto – Biological Mosquito Control. Works by killing the larvae before it matures into a biting adult pest. For use in ponds, fountains or any standing water. Safe for fish and birds.