Tag: Gardening

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…

Join us at the Saddlebrooke Ranch Garden Tour April 29

Kay Lantow On Saturday morning, April 29, seven residents of SaddleBrooke Ranch will generously open their gardens to their neighbors for three hours. This will be the third SBR Garden Tour. SaddleBrooke Ranch residents will have the opportunity to view a wide variety of gardens and landscape designs. Some are relatively new, less than a…

Gardeners Exchange

Learning about echinopsis The Gardeners Exchange of SaddleBrooke Ranch welcomes Jan Shrader to speak on “Echinopsis” on Wednesday, March 15, at 1:00 p.m. at La Hacienda Club. Echinopsis is a cold-hardy cactus from South America with an extraordinary trumpet flower, perfect for growing in the micro-climates of SaddleBrooke and SaddelBrooke Ranch. For years horticulturalists have…

Save the date: Third annual SaddleBrooke Ranch Garden Tour April 29

Kay Lantow A few years ago after attending several Garden Exchange presentations and while struggling to imitate in Arizona my gardening successes from when I lived in California, I inquired to several attendees of these informative meetings whether anyone was interested in sharing their own experiences in their adopted desert home. I suggested this include…

Upcoming Master Gardener programs

Basic Desert Gardening March 6 SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners present Basic Desert Gardening on Monday, March 6, 9:00 a.m. until noon in The Hacienda Club at SaddleBrooke Ranch. Do you have questions about the basics: soils, cactus, growing natives, frost protection, irrigation and any other issues affecting your gardens and landscapes? Your very…

Gardeners Exchange

The Gardeners Exchange of SaddleBrooke Ranch welcomes Renee Stevens, Home Depot plant expert, on Wednesday, February 15, at 1:00 p.m. at La Hacienda Club to speak on Garden Pests: the Good, the Bad and the Beneficial. One of Home Depot’s top garden gurus, Renee Stevens will share her secrets for keeping bad pests at bay…

Basic Desert Gardening class – March 6

SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners present Basic Desert Gardening in the Hacienda Club at SaddleBrooke Ranch on Monday, March 6, from 9 a.m. until noon. Do you have questions about the basics: soils, cacti, growing natives, frost protection, irrigation and any other issues affecting your gardens and landscapes? Your very own Master Gardeners will…

Gardeners Exchange

Secrets of a successful spring vegetable garden – January 18 The Gardeners Exchange of Saddlebrooke Ranch welcomes Susan Billings Brennan to share “Secrets of a Successful Spring Vegetable Garden” on Wednesday, January 18, at 1:00 p.m. at La Mesa Room, La Hacienda Club, Saddlebrooke Ranch. It’s hot, it’s dry — it’s just different here. Chances…