Tag: gardening

Master Gardener Program

Want to become a Master Gardener? Barb Nicholson 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 for the fall of…

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Louise Grabell It’s hot and getting hotter as the month of June progresses. Your irrigation system will keep everything alive. But you must attend to anything growing in a container. With a shovel and a bit of ingenuity, you can install extra “spaghetti” tubes to reach your containers and get them on the watering system.…

Gardeners Exchange

The Gardeners Exchange of SaddleBrooke Ranch welcomes Dr. Linda Leigh, former Biospherian, Wednesday, June 21 at 1:00 p.m. in La Hacienda Club. How Many Plants Can You Fit in a Biosphere? A must-attend! Biosphere 2 was built to be a materially closed system with all of the plants we would need for 100 years. Why…

Gardeners Exchange

The Gardeners Exchange of SaddleBrooke Ranch welcomes you to a presentation by Dr. Anthony Knight, DVM retired, on Poisonous Plants. The talk will be held on Wednesday, May 24 at 1:00 p.m. at La Hacienda Club, La Mesa Room. Dr. Knight will discuss plants commonly inhabiting our backyards and our households which might be poisonous…

Want to become a Master Gardener?

Barb Nicholson 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 for the fall of 2017. This is an intensive 15-week…

How does Your Garden Grow?

Gaillardia and seed head (to be pruned)

Louise Grabell I was outside in my yard looking at all the perennials that are growing and feeling so thankful for these steadfast performers. Among them are bearded irises, daylilies, carnations (dianthus), amaryllis, Echinacea, blue salvia and penstemon, just to name a few. But there is also one little beauty that I stuck in a…

Gardeners Exchange

The Gardeners Exchange of SaddleBrooke Ranch invites you to attend on Wednesday, April 19 at 1:00 p.m., Sarma Spitzer’s program Ethnobotanical Gardening – Past and Present (or FUN with Ethnobotany). The program will be held at La Hacienda Club, La Mesa Room. Learn what Ethnobotany is and how the Native Americans have used available plants…

How does Your Garden Grow?

Louise Grabell Spring has sprung and hopefully your garden has as well. There is so much to attend to if you are a gardener. Just like the seasons, there are phases for gardening and if you are well-organized (don’t look at me!) you have already completed some important gardening chores. 1. You cleaned and sharpened…

Community lecture event and plant sale

SaddleBrooke/ SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners will feature a Community Lecture Event on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at the MountainView Clubhouse in SaddleBrooke with Lecturer Debbie Mounce, Retail Operations Manager of Harlow Gardens Landscape and Nursery. Our annual Plant Sale begins at 11:30 a.m. prior to the lecture. Topic: Bullet-Proof Plants: Plants that are…

How does Your Garden Grow?

Cornu asperum: California brown garden snail

Louise Grabell The tail of two snails: It was the best of times, out in the garden preparing the soil for spring planting. To my great surprise, a pretty little snail was crawling along the soil surface and I thought: isn’t that curious? This is the desert. It’s hot and dry here. Where on Earth…