College of Agriculture and Life Sciences – Cooperative Extension Pinal County

Plant sale and ‘Ask Your Master Gardener’ September 17

The SaddleBrooke Master Gardeners plant sale and “Ask Your Master Gardner” will be September 17, 2015 at MountainView Ballroom West and breezeway from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Here’s a chance to purchase some locally grown plants and get your garden questions answered.

Greg Starr returns to SaddleBrooke! “Spicy Shrubs for Desert Landscapes” at MountainView Ballroom West on October 15, 2015 from 1:00-2:15 p.m. Ask Your Master Gardener will be 12:30-1:00 p.m.

Join Greg while he paints a picture of your desert landscape using his 10 favorite desert-adapted shrubs. Visualize a cacophony of color as you stroll through your yard full of tantalizingly perfect plants that have beautiful flowers that will attract a variety of wildlife including butterflies, hummingbirds and bees.

Greg is an author, speaker and well recognized agave expert. He regularly makes appearances throughout the Southwest United States. In 2009 Greg entered the world of literature as an author with the publication of Cool Plants for Hot Gardens. Greg’s second book, Agaves: Living Sculptures for Landscapes and Containers expands on the existing literature by the inclusion of recently described species and some lesser known ones, updating the horticultural information on some well-known ones.

Eric Clark, Residential Landscape Designer, “Simple Fixes to Bring Back the WOW!” will be at MountainView Ballroom West November 19, 2015 from 1:00-2:15 p.m. Ask Your Master Gardener will be 12:30-1:00 p.m.

Eric will give tips on how to rejuvenate your yard from Ho hum to WOW! If your landscape needs help, don’t miss this program.

Eric has been in the green industry in Southern Arizona for over 30 years. He owned a landscape design company for many years before Civano Nursery convinced him to help them start a nursery on Houghton Road. That was over 15 years ago. He has headed up the residential design department at Civano Nursery since the beginning.

Need a house call? Sign up upon arrival, and Fred and Pat Flanagan will arrange for our volunteers to stop by. Or you may contact them at 520-407-6459 or e-mail at [email protected].

If you have questions about these programs or want information on how to become a Master Gardener, contact Kathie Griffin at  [email protected].