Tag: Gardening

Master Gardener Program

Barb Nicholson, Pinal County Master Gardener Master Gardeners are your neighbors and friends who have taken it upon themselves to complete the requirements for Master Gardener certification. If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener volunteer, then you are invited to enroll in the Master Gardener Training Course for the fall of 2017. This…

Gardeners Exchange

Welcome “The Bug Man” July 26 The Gardeners Exchange, in conjunction with the SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners, welcomes Dr. Carl Olsen, entomologist, “The Bug Man,” on Wednesday, July 26, at 1:00 p.m. to La Hacienda Club. “There is No Bad Bug!” Get a new perspective on bugs. Step on it! Squash it! Spray it! That’s…

Master Gardener Program

Want to become a Master Gardener? Barb Nicholson, Pinal County Master Gardener Master Gardeners are your neighbors and friends who have taken it upon themselves to complete the requirements for Master Gardener certification. If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener volunteer then you are invited to enroll in the Master Gardener Training Course…

Third annual Garden Tour a success

Gardener volunteers, front row: Cynthia Walker, Phyllis Reblin, Jane Washburn; back row: Peter Bratz, Russ Lovell, Jim and Linda Reichard, Bob Washburn, Jeanné and Dave Hunter; photo by Carol Andrews

Kay Lantow After several days of increasingly warming temperatures and high winds, SaddleBrooke Ranch residents were greeted with sunshine and gentle breezes as they toured our seven gardens for three hours on Saturday morning, April 29. Each garden provided unique insights about design, hardscape, outdoor amenities and the influences of climate, soil and water when…

Gardeners Exchange

The Gardeners Exchange of SaddleBrooke Ranch welcomes Dr. Linda Leigh, former Biospherian, on Wednesday, June 21, at 1:00 p.m. in La Hacienda Club. “How Many Plants Can You Fit in a Biosphere?” A must attend! Biosphere 2 was built to be a materially closed system with all of the plants we would need for 100…

Master Gardener Program

Want to become a Master Gardener? Barb Nicholson, Pinal County Master Gardener Master Gardeners are your neighbors and friends who have taken it upon themselves to complete the requirements for Master Gardener certification. If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener volunteer, then you are invited to enroll in the Master Gardener Training Course…

Gardeners Exchange

Poisonous Plants talk The Gardeners Exchange of SaddleBrooke Ranch welcomes you to a presentation by Dr. Anthony Knight, DVM retired, on Poisonous Plants. The talk will be held on Wednesday, May 24, at 1:00 p.m. at La Hacienda Club, La Mesa Room. Dr. Knight will discuss plants commonly inhabiting our backyards and our households which…

Want to become a Master Gardener?

Barb Nicholson, Pinal County Master Gardener Master Gardeners are your neighbors and friends who have taken it upon themselves to complete the requirements for Master Gardener certification. If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener volunteer then you are invited to enroll in the Master Gardener Training Course for the fall of 2017. This…

Gardeners Exchange

The Gardeners Exchange of Saddlebrooke Ranch invites you to attend on Wednesday, April 19, at 1:00 p.m., Sarma Spitzer’s program “Ethnobotanical Gardening – Past and Present (or FUN with Ethnobotany).” The program will be held at La Hacienda Club, La Mesa Room. Learn what ethnobotany is and how the Native Americans have used available plants…

Butterflies in the desert

Yvonne Bourgeois, the Butterfly and Orchid Exhibit Manager from the Tucson Botanical Gardens, will be the guest speaker on butterflies at the monthly Thursday Talk Series on April 20 at 4:00 p.m. Her talk will include information about monarch butterfly migration through Arizona. It is fascinating to learn how these fragile looking insects demonstrate real…