Tag: Gardening

March Gardening Lecture

Margaret Larmour The Gardeners Exchange, in conjunction with the SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners, invites you to attend Bullet Proof Plants, presented by Harlow Garden’s manager and TV personality, Debbie Mounce. The program will be presented at the MountainView West Ballroom at SaddleBrooke on Thursday, March 26, at 1 p.m. Debbie, a lifelong desert gardener, will…

Master Gardeners Booth at SaddleBrooke Ranch Club Expo

Jay Dunn On Saturday, Feb. 8, SaddleBrooke Ranch held their Club Expo at the Sol Ballroom. Master Gardeners Laurie McCoy, Julie Peek, Roxanne Watson, and Zann Wilson manned the table for SaddleBrooke Master Gardeners, who serve SaddleBrooke One, SaddleBrooke TWO, and SaddleBrooke Ranch (SBR). They shared information with SBR residents about Master Gardener services, programs,…

February Gardening Lecture

Zann Wilson The Gardeners Exchange, in conjunction with the SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners, invites you to attend “Enjoying Wildflower Hikes in the Santa Catalina Mountains,” presented by Tim Butler, SaddleBrooke Hiking Club Guide and enthusiastic photographer. The program will be held Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. in the new Sol Ballroom, SaddleBrooke Ranch. Tim is…

High Desert Gardening Classes Start February 26

Ellen Sosin Back by popular demand, the Master Gardeners will be offering the six-week class, High Desert Gardening. This will be presented in the MountainView Ballroom at the MountainView Clubhouse, SaddleBrooke, on Wednesday afternoons starting Feb. 26, 2020. Each session will last two hours, and registration is required. This course is designed to help residents…

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Louise Grabell February is a sure sign of spring! That’s right…the gardening season is about four weeks away, so sharpen your tools and start preparing for the next growing season. The last frost date is around March 20, so get those tomato seedlings going as soon as possible. Valentine’s Day is a good day to…

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Louise Grabell What do gardeners do in January? Speaking only for myself, gardening is never finished. Maybe that’s because I don’t hire anyone to take care of my estate. Truth be told, I’ve been secretly harboring the notion that at my age, maybe I need some help. But here’s my problem: No one can take…

High Desert Gardening Classes Start February 26

Ellen Sosin Back by popular demand, the Master Gardeners will offer the six-week class, High Desert Gardening on Wednesday afternoons, starting Feb. 26, in the MountainView Ballroom at the MountainView Clubhouse, SaddleBrooke. Each session will last two hours, and registration is required. This course is designed to help residents resolve basic gardening issues, along with gaining new…

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…