Tag: gardening

How Does Your Garden Grow?

  Louise Grabell, Pinal County Master Gardener It’s hot outside. That’s an understatement, but what did you expect? You live in a desert and don’t forget it! The next six–eight weeks will be the most difficult time for the plants in your landscape, and extra vigilance will mean the difference between life and death…for your…

How does Your Garden Grow?

  Louise Grabell, Pinal County Master Gardener There is a wonderful, care-free and attractive plant I’d like to tell you about. There is a story behind my love of this landscaping beauty that I need to share with you first. You know it is always a good idea to have different shapes, colors and textures…

Gardeners Exchange

  Zann Wilson The Gardeners Exchange in conjunction with the SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners welcomes you to attend Sustaining Wildlife with Native Plants, presented by Hillary Cox of Fine Gardening fame, on Wednesday, April 25 at 1:00 p.m., La Hacienda Club at SaddleBrooke Ranch. Ms. Cox’s presentation is based on Doug Tallamy’s book Bringing Nature…

How Does Your Garden Grow?

  Louise Grabell Everyone can grow tomatoes! One plant is all you’ll need to harvest plenty of delicious fruit to enjoy in early summer. Growing tomatoes in the high desert of southern Arizona is a bit different from other places. Since I grow my tomatoes in a container, the following will explain how to do…

Gardeners Exchange

  Linda Vautrin-Hale The Gardeners Exchange in conjunction with the SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners welcomes you to attend “Month by Month Landscape Care Tips” presented by Dr. Jacqueline Soule, long time SW gardener, author of numerous gardening texts and garden consultant. The event will be on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at SaddleBrooke MountainView Ballroom West…

How does Your Garden Grow?

  Louise Grabell Gardening inside is probably a good idea for this time of the year. Soon the outdoors will be more accepting of our efforts, but for the time being, why not consider some easy-to-grow and hard-to-kill house plants. Gardening inside only requires some window exposure, some hand watering, and fertilization from time to…

Gardeners Exchange

Linda Vautrin-Hale The Gardeners Exchange in conjunction with the SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners welcomes you to a free presentation by Dr. Larry Fellows on An Overview of Southern Arizona Butterflies. The talk will be held at the MountainView Clubhouse in the West Ballroom on Thursday, January 18 at 1:00 p.m. The talk will introduce the…

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Louise Grabell, Pinal County Master Gardener What do gardeners do in January? This is a stressful time of the year and psychological help might be needed! Gardeners need to garden. I, myself, have been suffering withdrawal from my garden! But here’s a temporary solution for the January garden blahs: start planning for spring. Yup! That’s…

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…