Tag: Master Gardener

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…

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…

Master Gardener Program

Master Gardener classes March 6 Basic Desert Gardening will be presented at the Hacienda Club at SaddleBrooke Ranch on Monday, March 6, 9:00 a.m. to noon. Have questions about the basics: soils, cactus, growing natives, frost protection, irrigation and any other issues affecting your gardens and landscapes? Your very own Master Gardeners will be on…

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Louise Grabell December already? How did that happen—I was just enjoying my zinnias and marigolds. LOL – nights are getting colder and holiday hams are getting cheaper. Every store is full of plants to brighten your home: poinsettias, cyclamens, amaryllis, Christmas cactus, etc. This is also the time of year when those of us growing…

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Louise Grabell Trees are beautiful additions to any landscape! They provide privacy and protection from the summer heat. Fall is a great time to plant a tree. The temperatures are cooler, both day and night, and the soil is still moist from the summer monsoon rains. Besides, it’s so much easier to dig that hole…

Master Gardener Program

Basic desert gardening SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners presents Basic Desert Gardening in the La Mesa Room at The Hacienda Club at SaddleBrooke Ranch Monday, October 24, 9:00 a.m. to noon. New to the Ranch? Puzzled about plant choices? Have questions about the basics: soils, cactus, growing natives, frost protection, sun protection, irrigation and any other…

Who you gonna’ call? SaddleBrooke Master Gardeners

Patti R. Albaugh Louise Grabell, coordinator for the SaddleBrooke Master Gardener program, recently spoke to SaddleBrooke Sunrise Rotary about the background, vision and services of Master Gardeners. Louise was formerly a high school science teacher but even as a child she was interested in gardening. “I have my mother to thank for that,” she said…

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Louise Grabell Have you noticed there’s a lot of crazy pruning that’s going on in SaddleBrooke? I’ve written about proper pruning methods before, but I am heartbroken about what many of your so-called landscapers are doing to your beautiful garden treasures. Any “landscaper” who uses a power clipper to take care of your trees and…

SaddleBrooke Master Gardener event August 24

La Hacienda Club at SaddleBrooke Ranch Wednesday, August 24, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners will be available to answer your landscape and garden questions on design, plant selection, plant care and maintenance, irrigation and identification and treatment for pests and diseases. We’ll be located near the Bistro so you can…