Tag: Gardening

Back to the Garden: Rain and Shine

Sheilah Britton, Pinal County Master Gardener The summer of 2021 has been a marvelous time for gardening in our SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch communities. Tomatoes, squash, potatoes, lettuces, herbs, and flowers were abundant before the rains of July—and cooler temperatures have allowed us to enjoy our home-grown delights for many days following the monsoon moisture. This July…

How to Become a Master Gardener

Laurie Foster The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension trains gardening enthusiasts of Pinal County as master gardener volunteers who help their fellow citizens grow better gardens and more sustainable landscapes. Class dates: Wednesdays, Oct. 6, 2021, through Feb. 16, 2022, from 9 a.m. to noon Tuition: $150 per individual and $225 per couple, which includes books and…

Wonderful Winter Landscapes

Zann Wilson, Pinal County Master Gardener Your SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners are pleased to invite you to attend an online program presented by Jacqueline Soule, Ph.D., author and garden expert on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m. Join us for “Wonderful Winter Landscapes.” Dr. Soule is a long-time Southwest gardener and award-winning garden writer with…

Master Gardener

Seeds of an Agricultural Legacy Marilyn Kline, Pinal County Master Gardener Your SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners are pleased to invite you to attend an online program presented by Jesús García, Director of the Kino Heritage Fruit Trees Project on Thursday, Aug. 19, at 1 p.m. Join us for “Tasting History: The Kino Heritage Fruit Trees…

A Real Garden Party

Lucy Lange If there ever was an event that epitomized the name, the first community garden party fits the bill. The event, held June 4, was organized by a group of SaddleBrooke Ranch community gardeners who thought that getting together as a group would be enjoyable. About 45 members attended a perfect evening of great…

Back to the Garden: Waiting for the Monsoon

Sheilah Britton, Pinal County Master Gardener According to the National Weather Service, monsoon season officially begins on June 15, which means we might expect to see rain, flooding, lightning, wind, and dust sometime in the next few months. But, we haven’t really had a monsoon for the past two years, so how do we proactively…

Gretchen and the Garden

Gretchen watering her garden space.

Zann Wilson SaddleBrooke Ranch is proud to have a community garden, which owes its very existence to a special member of our neighborhood. Gretchen Malaski, a nine-year resident, has been pursuing the concept of a community garden almost as long as she has lived here. Gretchen loves to grow and has a lovely home landscape to…

The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Master Gardener

Master Gardeners Explore the Desert Sheilah Britton Your SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners are pleased to bring Doris Evans, retired educator in environmental education positions as Curator of Education at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and as Environmental Education Resource Teacher with the Tucson Unified School District, for an online community education program on Thursday,…