Favorite way to spend free time:
Walking along the American River Parkway.
The California Poppy, it is such a beautiful flower and so marvelously represents the state of California.
Recommended garden book:
“Gardening in the Southwest,” by Kathleen Norris Brenzel & Philip Edinger and the editors of Sunset Books, Menlo Park, CA.
Samrrah Raouf’s favorite gardening websites:
Samrrah’s thoughts on her garden:
“Every garden is different, but each one is a joy. Do what you feel works, do what makes you feel good. Minimize the use of pesticides and fertilizers. Irrigate only when needed and in a responsible manner. Drip irrigation works wonders and saves hundreds of gallons of water and dollars per year.”