Gardening series comes to SaddleBrooke – all welcome

High Desert Garden Basics is a mini-course for interested gardeners. This six-part gardening series sponsored by the SaddleBrooke Master Gardeners is designed for the home gardener wanting to learn more about growing things in our interesting and sometimes challenging desert environment. These classes will benefit gardeners of all experience levels. How to work with our soil? How much water is enough? What grows in the high desert? What is that strange bug? These classes will answer all those questions.

The course lectures will include: Working with our Soil and Good Irrigation Practices; Trees and Shrubs for the Desert; Selection and Care of Citrus, Cactus, Agaves and other Succulents; Flowering and Herbaceous Plants; and Diagnosing Pests and Plant Disease and their Controls.

This six-week course will be limited to 25 students and will require pre-registration. Course participants will be selected on a first come, first served basis. The cost for the six weeks of instruction is $30.

High Desert Garden Basics

Consecutive Tuesdays beginning January 13 through February 17, 10:00 a.m.-noon in the Sonoran Room of MountainView clubhouse. For questions or to register contact Kathie Griffin at [email protected].

Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914 in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Jeffrey C. Silvertooth, Director, Cooperative Extension, College of Agriculture Life Sciences, The University of Arizona.

The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation in its programs and activities.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter by contacting the Pinal County Cooperative Extension at 820 E. Cottonwood Lane, #C, Casa Grande, AZ, toll free 866-836-5221. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodations.