SaddleBrooke Master Gardeners bring two gardening talks

Marylee Pangman, author and potted garden expert will present “Planting Trees in Containers in your Desert Landscape” at MountainView Clubhouse Ballroom West on January 21, 2016 at 1:00-2:00 P.M. Ask Your Master Gardener will be 12:30-1:00 p.m.

Marylee Pangman is the founder and former owner of The Contained Gardener in Tucson, Arizona. She has become known as the desert’s potted garden expert and is the author of a new book, Getting Potted in the Desert. Learn how to use trees in your potted gardens. Marylee will discuss what trees work well in pots and how to plant and care for them. She will also include an in-depth discussion on using citrus trees in containers.

Greg Corman, artist and landscape designer will present “Functional Art in the Garden” at MountainView Clubhouse Ballroom West on February 18, 2016 at 1:00-2:00 p.m. Ask Your Master Gardener will be 12:30-1:00 p.m.

Greg is a Tucson-based artist and landscape designer who works primarily with reclaimed wood, steel and found objects to create quirky functional nesting habitats for native bees, bird perches and boxes, stacked objects for lizards, etc. These sculptural habitats add a bit of color to outdoor spaces. Come and hear Greg talk about the importance of pollinators in our gardens, shrubs that will attract them and how artful habitats benefit humans and the creatures that share our gardens.

Need a house call to help with gardening questions? Contact Pat and Fred Flanagan at 520-407-6459 or email them at [email protected].

If you have questions about these programs contact Kathie Griffin at [email protected].