Tag: gardening

Master Gardener Program — College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Volunteers make a difference Kathie Griffin The SaddleBrooke Master Gardener Volunteers love gardening and can’t stop talking about the unique challenges in growing plants in the high desert. As a part of University of Arizona Pinal Cooperative Extension, our mission is to provide the public with research-based home horticultural information through educational programs and projects.…

The Gardeners Exchange

The Gardeners Exchange at SaddleBrooke Ranch welcomes Jan Campbell, area iris grower and member of the Tucson Iris society, to speak Tuesday, August 18 at 1:00 p.m. Jan’s topic, Irises That Do Well in Southern Arizona, comes from 40 years’ experience growing irises in her Tucson area gardens. Please join us in La Mesa Room…

The Gardeners Exchange at SaddleBrooke Ranch open to all

The Gardeners Exchange at SaddleBrooke Ranch welcomes Dr. Anthony Knight, former professor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, and Pima County Master Gardener, speaking Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 1:00 pm, in the La Hacienda Club on Common Insects of Southern Arizona Gardens. Gardeners in Arizona are confronted with numerous insects in their flower and…

Master Gardener Program — College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Kathie Griffin— This school year kindergarten and first grade students at Mountain Vista Elementary School in Oracle, Arizona learned about life science, scientific processes, health and wellness and teamwork through creating a school garden and growing their own vegetables, herbs and flowers. The project was collaboration among three teachers, Julie Formo, Windy Messing and Chantel…

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Louise Grabell Summer is here, folks. It’s hot out there! The soil is drying out very quickly. If you haven’t done so, you should have changed your irrigation system to the summer schedule. The more valves you have in your system, the easier it is for you to control the irrigation of your estate. The…

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Angelonia comes in white, pink, blue and multicolor.

Louise Grabell Well, I can hardly stand up straight, but my flower gardens are planted. Phew! This is a monumental task that I actually look forward to each spring. For those of you who also enjoy flowers—for their beauty in the yard and for indoor cutting, there is a great variety to choose from. It’s…

Gardeners Exchange news

The Gardeners Exchange welcomes Amy Belk, Tuesday, April 28, at 1:00 p.m. to the SaddleBrooke Ranch La Hacienda Club. Amy writes a garden column introducing unfamiliar plants to readers of Tucson Happenings Magazine. For The Gardeners Exchange, she will discuss what makes a perennial and talk about some of the very best cold hardy perennials for…

How Does Your Garden Grow? – April 2015

Hibiscus blooms are very showy and come in almost every imaginable color.

Louise Grabell Having fun yet? Been to the local garden centers? Planted your annuals? How about those containers? One way to add color with very little effort is to plant profuse bloomers in some colorful containers. Irrigation or daily watering will be necessary. I’ve cheated a bit in my yard by setting up some nice,…

How Does Your Garden Grow? – March 2015

Geraniums love cooler spring weather and do well in containers.

Louise Grabell Spring is in the air! That’s right all you gardeners out—ready, set, go! By now your yards are cleaned, citrus has been fertilized, pruning is done, shears and clippers are cleaned and sharpened and plenty of Tylenol is on hand for those aching backs. Ah—the joys of gardening! It’s a good time to…

Master Gardener Program — College of Agriculture and Life Sciences – February 2015

Desert Wildflowers Desert Wildflowers, with Meg Quinn, Naturalist with Pima County Parks and Recreation, will be presented on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. in the MountainView Ballroom West. Spring into springtime! Come hear the story of our region’s amazingly beautiful annual and perennial wildflower displays. This gorgeous digital photographic program will wow you…