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

Master Gardner volunteers at the annual plant sale.

Master Gardner volunteers at the annual plant sale.

Gardening series coming

High Desert Garden Basics is a mini-course for interested gardeners. This six part gardening series sponsored by the SaddleBrooke Master Gardeners is designed for the home gardener wanting to learn more about growing things in our interesting and sometimes challenging desert environment. These classes will benefit gardeners of all experience levels. How to work with our soil. How much water is enough? What grows in the high desert? What is that strange bug? These classes will answer all those questions.

The course lectures will include: Working with our Soil and Good Irrigation Practices, Trees and Shrubs for the Desert, Selection and Care of Citrus, Cactus, Agaves and other Succulents, Flowering and Herbaceous Plants and Diagnosing Pests and Plant Disease and their Controls.

This six week course will be limited to 25 students and will require pre-registration. Course participants will be selected on a first come, first served basis. The cost for the six weeks of instruction is $30.

High Desert Garden Basics will be taught on consecutive Tuesdays beginning January 13 through February 17 from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Sonoran Room at MountainView Clubhouse.

For questions or to register contact Kathie Griffin at [email protected]

Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Jeffrey C. Silvertooth, Director, Cooperative Extension, College of Agriculture Life Sciences, The University of Arizona.

The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities.

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the Pinal County Cooperative Extension at 820 E. Cottonwood Lane, #C, Casa Grande, Arizona (toll free 866-836-5221).

Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodations. v

Was this not a perfect day? As you can see by the many happy faces of our volunteers, the plant sale was a huge success. We especially enjoyed having the opportunity to meet so many wonderful plant loving residents.

If you need help on the planting and care of your purchases, please call our plant hotline and ask Pat Flanagan to arrange for a personal house call with one or more of our volunteers. You can reach her at 520-407-6459.

The SaddleBrooke Master Gardeners and their Propagation Team would like to thank everyone who came to our annual plant sale. You make our efforts worthwhile and we appreciate your continued support of this worthwhile organization.

You are the reason we do what we do and it is so nice to be able to contribute to our many SaddleBrooke gardens.

Should you wish to become a member of this great team, you can contact Kathie Griffin at [email protected]

Happy planting.

Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Jeffrey C. Silvertooth, Director, Cooperative Extension, College of Agriculture Life Sciences, The University of Arizona.

The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities.