Master Gardener Program — College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Plant Sale and Ask Your Master Gardener

The Plant Sale will take place September 17, 2015, in the MountainView Ballroom West and Breezeway from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Here’s a chance to purchase some locally grown plants and get your garden questions answered.

Greg Starr returns to SaddleBrooke!

Spicy Shrubs for Desert Landscapes will be the topic at the MountainView Clubhouse Ballroom West on October 15, 2015, from 1:00 TO 2:15 p.m.

Ask Your Master Gardener will precede the talk from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m.

Join Greg while he paints a picture of your desert landscape using his ten favorite desert adapted shrubs. Visualize a cacophony of color as you stroll through your yard full of tantalizingly perfect plants that have beautiful flowers that will attract a variety of wildlife including butterflies, hummingbirds and bees.

Greg is an author, speaker and well recognized agave expert. He regularly makes appearances throughout the southwest United States. In 2009 Greg entered the world of literature as an author with the publication of Cool Plants for Hot Gardens. Greg’s second book, Agaves: Living Sculptures for Landscapes and Containers expands on the existing literature by the inclusion of recently described species and some lesser known ones, updating the horticultural information on some well-known ones.

Eric Clark, Residential Landscape Designer

Simple Fixes to Bring Back the WOW will be presented at the MountainView Clubhouse Ballroom West on November 19, 2015, from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m.

Ask Your Master Gardener will precede the presentation from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m.

Eric will give tips on how to rejuvenate your yard from Ho Hum to Wow! If your landscape needs help don’t miss this program.

Eric has been in the green industry in southern Arizona for over thirty years. He owned a landscape Design Company for many years before Civano Nursery convinced him to help them start a nursery on Houghton Road. That was over 15 years ago. He has headed up the residential design department at Civano Nursery since the beginning.

Need a house call? Sign up upon arrival and Fred and Pat Flanagan will arrange for our volunteers to stop by. Or you may contact them at 520-407-6459 or email at [email protected].

If you have questions about these programs or want information on how to become a Master Gardener, contact Kathie Griffin at [email protected]. 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, Associate Dean and Director, Extension and Economic Development, Cooperative Extension, College of Agriculture and 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, No. C, Casa Grande, Arizona (toll free 866-836-5221). Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodations.