Master Gardener Program – College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Upcoming gardening talks

Eric Clark, residential landscape designer from Civano Nursery, will present Simple Landscape Fixes to Bring Back the WOW at MountainView Clubhouse Ballroom West on November 19, 2015, from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m.

Ask Your Master Gardener will be held 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.

Marylee Pangman, potted garden expert, will present Planting Trees in Containers in your Desert Landscape at the MountainView Clubhouse Ballroom West on January 21, 2016, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Ask Your Master Gardener will be held from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m.

Marylee Pangman is the founder and former owner of The Contained Gardener in Tucson, Arizona. She has become known as the desert’s potted garden expert and is the author of a new book, Getting Potted in the Desert. Learn how to use trees in your potted gardens. Marylee will discuss what trees work well in pots and how to plant and care for them. She will also include an in-depth discussion on using citrus trees in containers.

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 [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].

High Desert Garden Basics, Part 2

This six-part gardening series is the second in a series for gardeners who want to learn more about growing and taking care of plants, shrubs and trees around their yards. We live in a sometimes challenging environment with extremes of heat and rainfall. Some of the course lectures will include: Growing Veggies, Pruning Trees and Shrubs, Xeriscaping, Helpful/Harmful Garden Pests, Of course for removing pests, some will require professionals. Sacramento Wildlife Services provides gopher and yard mole removal in Sacramento, El Dorado County, and Placer County including Orangevale, Folsom, Rancho Cordova and Citrus Heights. Back on track though, the course will also discuss Proper Fertilization and Growing Roses. Gardeners of all experience levels are invited to attend.

High Desert Garden Basics, Part 2

Consecutive Tuesdays beginning January 26 through March 1; 10:00 a.m. to noon; Sonoran Room at the MountainView Clubhouse

This six-week course will be limited to 50 students and will require pre-registration and pre-payment. Course participants will be admitted on a first come, first served basis. The cost for the six weeks of instruction is $30.

For questions or registration, please contact Carol at [email protected].