Tag: gardening

How does Your Garden Grow?

Louise Grabell, Pinal County Master Gardener I’m dreaming of a white Christmas—just like the ones I used to know—NOT! Puleeze—no snow, no sleet, no slush for me! What fun going to your favorite garden center in December and buying a fabulous collection of flowers to beautify your home for the holidays. Yes, by cracky, it’s…

How does Your Garden Grow?

Louise Grabell, Pinal County Master Gardener Summer’s heat is long gone, so let’s talk irrigation for the winter months ahead. This is the time of year when you can save on your monthly water bills. As the weather gets cooler and many trees and shrubs enter a period of winter dormancy, you should be reducing…

High Desert Gardening classes start January 30

Linda Vautrin-Hale High Desert Gardening will be presented in the MountainView Ballroom West at SaddleBrooke MountainView Clubhouse, Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. to noon, for six weeks starting January 30, 2018; registration required. Once again, due to popular demand, your Master Gardeners will be offering a six-week mini-course to help residents resolve basic gardening issues along with…

The Gardeners Exchange: Improving Your Landscaping

Linda Vautrin-Hale The Gardeners Exchange of SaddleBrooke Ranch, in conjunction with the SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners, presents Improving Your Landscaping with speaker Peter Warren on Thursday, November 16, 1:00 p.m. at MountainView Clubhouse in the West Ballroom. Peter is currently the owner of Garden Sage Consulting LLC. He is an entomologist and certified arborist specializing in…

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Herbs grown in a container

Louise Grabell October is a great month for gardening. The danger of you getting heat stroke is gone and there is much to do outside in the fresh air. Some fall cleaning is probably needed, and most of your annuals have probably finished their performance for this year; however, there are lots of things you…

Gardeners Exchange

The Gardeners Exchange of SaddleBrooke Ranch, in conjunction with the SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners, welcomes Awesome Animal Rescues with speaker Jim Cloer on Thursday, October 19, 1:00 p.m. at MountainView Clubhouse in the West Ballroom. As a retired science teacher, Jim has always had an interest in animals and nature. As a SaddleBrooke resident, he…

Master Gardener Program

Want to become a Master Gardener? Barb Nicholson, Pinal County Master Gardener Master Gardeners are your neighbors and friends who have taken it upon themselves to complete the requirements for Master Gardener certification. If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener volunteer, then you are invited to enroll in the Master Gardener Training Course…

Gardeners Exchange

The Gardeners Exchange in conjunction with the SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners welcomes you to “How Much and How Often-Easy to Understand Concepts of Using Drip Irrigation to Water Plants” with speaker Dr. Stephen Poe on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at La Hacienda Club at SaddleBrooke Ranch. Dr. Poe is an Extension Agricultural…

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Witches broom on oleander

Louise Grabell, Pinal County Master Gardener There is some bad news out there. Yes, gardeners, beware and be aware! First, ask yourself how many oleander trees/shrubs do we have in SaddleBrooke? A rough guess would be thousands! If you have any variety of oleander on your property and you have one of our technically-capable and…

Master Gardener Program

Want to become a Master Gardener? Barb Nicholson, Pinal County Master Gardener Master Gardeners are your neighbors and friends who have taken it upon themselves to complete the requirements for Master Gardener certification. If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer, then you are invited to enroll in the Master Gardener Training Course…