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 bonus, after a short break, Peter will explain the use of Neonicitinoids, a class of insecticide suspected of involvement in bee colony collapse and having impact on the decline of other beneficial pollinators.

The Gardeners Exchange is a group of interested homeowners who want to learn to garden effectively and sustain a healthy desert landscape. Bring your questions, bring your answers, bring your tips and tricks to share and bring any orphan plants for others. All are welcome.

Be sure to mark your calendars ahead for Wednesday, November 19, at 1:00 p.m. at the La Hacienda Club, SaddleBrooke Ranch for Doris Evans presenting The Saguaro Story. Doris, an expert on our area’s natural history, will answer questions such as these:

How old is that cactus? Who made the holes in that saguaro? How many arms can they grow? How tall can they be? These are questions you and your out of town guests may have asked as you observed our magnificent icon of the Sonoran Desert. This program follows the life of a saguaro—its growth, survival in a desert environment, its association with animals and much more.

For questions contact Zann Wilson at [email protected] or 219-263-3261.