Tag: gardening

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…

Flowers for spring

Delta Gammas in SaddleBrooke are again selling geraniums to benefit Service for Sight philanthropies in Tucson. The arrival date in SaddleBrooke of these beautiful plants is February 13, 2015. Six inch pots are still $7.50 each or three for $22. The eight colors are red, white, mosaic red, tango orange, salmon, violet, mosaic purple and…

The Gardeners Exchange – October 2014

Come join the fun and the gardening information source at The Gardeners Exchange on Tuesday, October 21 at 1:00 p.m. in the La Hacienda Club La Mesa Room at SaddleBrooke Ranch. Peter Warren, Urban Horticulture Agent for Pima County Cooperative Extension, University of Arizona, will speak on common insect pests and pesticide safety. As a…

Master Gardener Program — College of Agriculture and Life Sciences – October 2014

Vegetable gardening in the desert—October 16 The SaddleBrooke Master Gardeners present Vegetable Gardening in the Desert on October 16, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. in the MountainView Ballroom East. Having trouble with your tomatoes? Join Sarma Spitzer, Tohono Chul Docent, as she explains the basics of vegetable gardening with consideration given to the challenges of gardening…