Gardeners Exchange

January gardening lecture

Zann Wilson

The Gardeners Exchange of SaddleBrooke Ranch in conjunction with the SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners welcome you to attend “Growing Roses in the Sonoran Desert” presented by Deborah North on Thursday, January 17 at 1:00 p.m., West Ballroom of MountainView in SaddleBrooke. Are you craving the singular beauty that roses provide but you aren’t sure where to start or how to proceed in giving that rose its best opportunity to shine? Deborah will share some of the unique aspects of growing roses in the Sonoran Desert. We’ll cover the varieties that do best, how to site, plant and prune. In addition, we’ll discuss the pests and diseases that are most common to roses in the Sonoran Desert.

A native of Arizona, Deborah North was under the delusion that she was a good gardener during the 25-years she lived and worked in the Silicon Valley. Returning to Arizona in 2003 she rapidly learned that to enjoy gardening in Tucson required significant re-training. She entered the Master Gardener program in 2004. In the ensuing years the desire to grow things, to learn about best-practices and to teach others how to garden has developed into a passionate endeavor. She is committed to teaching people how to grow sustainably using organic methods in the Sonoran Desert.

No registration needed. Open seating. For more information, please contact Zann Wilson at 219-263-3261 or [email protected].

Save the date! The Master Gardeners of SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch will be having their spring plant sale on Thursday, March 21 at the MountainView Clubhouse. More details to come, so stay tuned!