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How does Your Garden Grow?

Louise Grabell It’s hot and getting hotter. Don’t be one of those “complainers” I talk to so often. Complaints about winter being too cold or too wet. Now all I hear is it’s too hot. Stop complaining and remember why you moved to Shangri-la. As a gardener, I feel we are blessed with wonderful opportunities…

How does your Garden Grow?

Louise Grabell Most people in our neighborhood are confused about irrigation. Or, they just don’t know much about this process. For now, the soil is very moist so no worries there. However, we will shortly be experiencing some very hot weather. I for one can’t wait! And now is the time to get some education…

How does your Garden Grow?

Louise Grabell That was quick, winter is almost over. Yup, it’s time to get your head on straight and start to focus on the outdoors once again. There are some basic late-winter tasks that you can get a head start on now. For all you citrus owners, fertilize your trees and container-grown citrus now. Pay…

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Louise Grabell, Pinal County Master Gardener Outdoor gardening is over. Rest for the weary is not a bad thing. However, it is time to spruce up your home for the holidays. Everyone loves to decorate with those gorgeous poinsettias and I must admit the big box stores have been offering magnificent specimens. However, if you…

How does Your Garden Grow?

Louise Grabell, Pinal County Master Gardener Outdoor gardening is over. Rest for the weary is not a bad thing. However, it is time to spruce up your home for the holidays. Everyone loves to decorate with those gorgeous poinsettias and I must admit the big box stores have been offering magnificent specimens. However, if you…

How Does Your Garden Grow?

I hate catclaw vines! I know “hate” is a strong word, especially towards a plant. But I do hate catclaw and let me count the ways. For those of you unfamiliar with this plant, catclaw [Macfadyena unguis-cati] is a perennial woody vine that blooms in the spring with gorgeous yellow trumpet-shaped flowers. Well, that’s all…

How does Your Garden Grow

Louise Grabell Ants, ants, ants in your pants! Have you ever found a trail of very busy ants scurrying across your patio from one location clear across your yard to another? I’ve found ant highways going around the pool, across the patio, up into the garden and over the wall into the common area. In…

How does Your Garden Grow?

Pinal County Master Gardner Louise Grabell I’ve been looking at all the palms around our area and thought you might like to learn more about them. I did some research for a past lecture, so I think I can give you some education about palms and maybe help those of you who are thinking about…

How does your garden grow?

Louise Grabell, Pinal County Master Gardener Strange things are happening [remember that line…Red Buttons]. It’s so darn hot outside that I decided to tell you about some strange things…as gardening goes…that you might enjoy over a cool glass of iced tea inside your cool house. Before I begin, a few garden reminders for this monsoon…

How does Your Garden Grow?

  Louise Grabell, Pinal County Master Gardener There is a wonderful, care-free and attractive plant I’d like to tell you about. There is a story behind my love of this landscaping beauty that I need to share with you first. You know it is always a good idea to have different shapes, colors and textures…