Tag: gardening

Back to the Garden

Sheilah Britton September is like a sigh of relief in the desert. Temperatures begin to fall, nights take on soft breezes, and we slowly return to spending more time outdoors in the middle of the day. While we can’t count on everyday being mild, the shorter daylight hours assure us that we are on our…

Join Our Virtual Community Education

Zann Wilson Your SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners invite you to join our virtual Community Education via Zoom on Thursday, September 17, at 1 p.m. Arizona time. Scott Richardson, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biologist, will present Backyard Bats. Scott has responsibility over the previously endangered lesser long-nosed bat. Scott first became interested in bats while working…

Interns Complete Master Gardeners Class

Jay Dunn On Feb. 13, 17 interns completed the SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners course, which included 13 weeks of class, a test, and two mock plants in the field. After the test review, they celebrated at the home of Master Gardener Alison Lang. This is a short course sponsored by University of Arizona College of Agriculture…

April Gardening Lecture

Zann Wilson The Gardeners Exchange, in conjunction with the SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners, invites you to attend Backyards Bats presented by Scott Richardson, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist. He has responsibility over the previously endangered lesser long-nosed bat. The program will be held on Wed., April 15 in the Sol Ballroom, SaddleBrooke Ranch, at 1 p.m.…

March Gardening Lecture

Margaret Larmour The Gardeners Exchange in conjunction with the SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners invites you to attend “Bullet Proof Plants,” presented by Harlow Garden’s manager and TV personality, Debbie Mounce. The program will be presented at the MountainView West Ballroom at SaddleBrooke on Thursday, March 26, at 1 p.m. Debbie, a lifelong desert gardener, will showcase…

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Louise Grabell February is a sure sign of spring! That’s right, the gardening season is about four weeks away, so sharpen your tools and start preparing for the next growing season. The last frost date is around March 20th, so get those tomato seedlings going as soon as possible. Valentine’s Day is a good day…

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

February Gardening Lecture Zann Wilson The Gardeners Exchange in conjunction with the SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners invites you to attend “Enjoying Wildflower Hikes in the Santa Catalina Mountains,” presented by Tim Butler, SaddleBrooke Hiking Club guide and photography enthusiast. The program will be held, Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. at the La Hacienda Club,…

High Desert Gardening Classes Start February 26

Ellen Sosin Back by popular demand, the Master Gardeners will be offering the six-week class, High Desert Gardening. This will be presented in the MountainView Ballroom at the MountainView Clubhouse, SaddleBrooke, on Wednesday afternoons starting Feb. 26. It will run for six weeks, each session will last two hours, and registration is required. This course…

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Louise Grabell What do gardeners do in January? Speaking only for myself, gardening is never finished. Maybe that’s because I don’t hire anyone to take care of my estate. Truth be told, I’ve been secretly harboring the notion that at my age, maybe I need some help. But here’s my problem: no one can take…