Tag: Master Gardeners

Master Gardeners Recognized for Their Service

Ellen Sosin, Pinal County Master Gardener One of SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners longest serving members, Zann Wilson, will be relocating and leaving our group. In addition to our master gardeners sending her off with a personal tribute honoring her and her service, she was one of only four people in Pinal County who recently received…

Are Snakes Eco-engineers?

Sheilah Britton, Pinal County Master Gardener Snakes and serpents have always held a sacred place in religion, literature, and mythology. Interestingly, they seem to be the yin and yang of symbolism. Sometimes they assume superhero status, while other times they represent evil and destruction. Here in the Southwestern deserts of the United States and Northwest…

Back to the Garden

Kathleen Martin, Pinal County Master Gardener Indoor gardeners enjoy houseplants for aesthetic and health benefits. Besides being an attractive addition to our homes, plants improve the air by absorbing carbon dioxide and volatile toxins while giving off oxygen and humidifying the air. All plants need light, a suitable pot with soil mix, and water. When…

March Master Gardener

Back to the Garden: Seeds for Global Gardens Sheilah Britton, Pinal County Master Gardener I’ve just purchased $30 worth of seeds to plant in the small bins at SaddleBrooke Ranch’s Community Garden and, as an experiment, I intend to catalog and keep a daily journal of its progress and success to be followed up with a report…

Wonderful Winter Landscapes

Zann Wilson, Pinal County Master Gardener Your SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners are pleased to invite you to attend an online program presented by Jacqueline Soule, Ph.D., author and garden expert on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m. Join us for “Wonderful Winter Landscapes.” Dr. Soule is a long-time Southwest gardener and award-winning garden writer with…

The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Master Gardener

Master Gardeners Explore the Desert Sheilah Britton Your SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners are pleased to bring Doris Evans, retired educator in environmental education positions as Curator of Education at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and as Environmental Education Resource Teacher with the Tucson Unified School District, for an online community education program on Thursday,…

Master Gardeners Presents Gardening in the Desert

Linda Vautrin-Hale No time like the present to save your spot for the Master Gardeners Lecture Series, Springtime Gardening in the Desert. This is a new series of talks to be held on Wednesdays in February 2021 via Zoom. Lectures are free. These lectures are designed to resolve basic gardening issues along with gaining new knowledge about…

Back to the Garden—Ocotillo: Dead or Alive?

Sheilah Britton If you ventured from your shelter in place into Oro Valley or Tucson last spring, you might have seen a glorious array of flowering Ocotillo in the medians of nearly every street you traveled. The slim, un-branched gray spires are covered in thorns and close green leaves and topped with tubular clusters of…

Master Gardeners Booth at SaddleBrooke Ranch Club Expo

Jay Dunn On Saturday, Feb. 8, SaddleBrooke Ranch held their Club Expo at the Sol Ballroom. Master Gardeners Laurie McCoy, Julie Peek, Roxanne Watson, and Zann Wilson manned the table for SaddleBrooke Master Gardeners, who serve SaddleBrooke One, SaddleBrooke TWO, and SaddleBrooke Ranch (SBR). They shared information with SBR residents about Master Gardener services, programs,…