Tag: Gardening

Master Gardener Program: November Gardening Lecture

Margaret Larmour The Gardeners Exchange of SaddleBrooke Ranch, in conjunction with the SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners, welcomes you to attend a presentation by landscape designer Dawn Fried on Thursday, Nov. 21, at SaddleBrooke MountainView West Ballroom at 1 p.m. Local author, Dawn Fried, will be sharing her expertise about desert gardening practices, as well…

How does Your Garden Grow

Louise Grabell I love gardening, but sometimes it’s so frustrating. I work very hard around the house (just ask my neighbors), and it seems I have to work even harder to get stuff done. Many times, I have gotten myself settled up in my flower garden (I say “up” because my flower beds are raised…

Training course – November 7

Carol Crawford The Master Gardener training course will once again be offered to all Pinal County residents. It will be held at SaddleBrooke on Thursdays from 8 a.m. to noon beginning Nov. 7 through Feb. 13, 2020. This is an intensive 13-week lecture series given by local Master Gardeners, with guest lecturers from the University of Arizona…

October gardening lecture

Linda Vautrin-Hale The Gardeners Exchange, in conjunction with the SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners, invites you to attend “The Dirt on Soil,” presented by Emily Rockey, director of marketing and sales for Tank’s Green Stuff. The program will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 1 p.m. at the SaddleBrooke Ranch Sol Ballroom. Sometimes called the “Dirt Girl,”…

Gardeners Exchange

September gardening lecture   Zann Wilson The Gardeners Exchange, in conjunction with the SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners, invites you to attend “Wildlife Habitat Gardening” presented by Kathleen Roberts, Pima County Master Gardener, on Thursday, September 19, 2019, 1:00 p.m., at MountainView Ballroom West, SaddleBrooke. You don’t need a bird feeder when you can turn your…

How does Your Garden Grow?

Louise Grabell, Pinal County Master Gardener With the monsoon season coming to a close, look at the new growth around your estate. While you were inside, your plants and shrubs have been pretty active. Trumpet vines and catclaw have both reached soaring heights. Tombstone roses are out of control. Palo verde and mesquite branches are…

Master Gardener Program

Master Gardener Training Course Carol Crawford The Master Gardener Training Course will once again be offered to all Pinal County residents. It will be held at SaddleBrooke on Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to noon beginning November 7, 2019; through February 13, 2020. This is an intensive 13-week lecture series given by local Master Gardeners, guest…

Garden Club summer update

Julie Anderson Summer is here, and the temperatures are rising! This is typically the time of year when we all kick back and relax, but the SunBird Garden Club continues to focus on projects within our community. First up, is the new garden being installed along Championship Drive. Our Garden Club has teamed with the…

How does Your Garden Grow?

Red coneflower turns white and purple in the Grabell garden.

Louise Grabell I’ve had some past “mysteries” occur in my garden that I’ve shared with you. Like, where did the spider lily bulbs come from, or how did snails get into my garden? Well, I have another mystery for you – something totally unexplainable, yet wondrous in its own way. It’s all about my purple…

Gardeners Exchange

Zann Wilson The Gardeners Exchange, in conjunction with SaddleBrooke and the SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners, invites you to attend “The Sting of the Wild: stinging insects are beautiful (and mostly our friends)” program, presented by Dr. Justin Schmidt, UA entomologist and world expert on stinging insects. Be sure to bring cash to purchase his book,…