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How Does Your Garden Grow?

Louise Grabell, Pinal County Master Gardener Strange things are happening [remember that line…Red Buttons]. It’s so darn hot outside that I decided tell you about some strange things, as gardening goes, that you might enjoy over a cool glass of iced tea inside your cool house. Before I begin, a few garden reminders for this…

How does your garden grow?

  Louise Grabell, Pinal County Master Gardener There’s a “thriller” in your garden! Well, there should be. Thrillers are flowers that stand upright and call your eye to their display of blossoms. Thrillers demand your attention. Like irises, Echinacea, penstemon, tall zinnia, etc. I am mentioning this because you will need to understand the function…

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…

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…

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…

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…

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Herbs grown in a container

Louise Grabell October is a great month for gardening. The danger of you getting heat stroke is gone and there is much to do outside in the fresh air. Some fall cleaning is probably needed, and most of your annuals have probably finished their performance for this year; however, there are lots of things you…