Master Gardener Program — College of Agriculture and Life Sciences – March 2015

Desert wildflowers – March 19

Spring into springtime! Come hear the story of our region’s amazingly beautiful annual and perennial wildflower displays. This gorgeous digital photographic program will wow you into taking a hike to see in person the splendor of our area. Meg Quinn, a frequent hike leader and speaker with Pima County Parks and Recreation, will share her extensive knowledge and experience with nature’s wonders, revealing the mysteries of these ephemeral wildflower beauties on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. in the MountainView Ballroom West.

Preregistration is not necessary but we do ask that you please sign in upon arrival.

Our Ask Your Master Gardener session will be open from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. so be sure and write down any questions you may have and if possible bring a sample of any problem plants or pests for better analysis.

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, 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.

For further information, please contact Zann Wilson at 219-263-3261, [email protected], Richard Gibson at 520-836-5221 x 227, [email protected] or Terry Ellsworth at 520-836-5221 x 202, [email protected]

SnowBird Gardens – April 16

An afternoon with Jacqueline A. Soule, Ph.D. will be presented on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. in the Mariposa Room at the DesertView Performing Arts Center.

Are you leaving for the summer? Do you come back to dead plants? If so come to the SaddleBrooke Master Gardeners free presentation featuring Jacqueline A. Soule, Ph.D. who will discuss plants that need little care during the summer.

Jacqueline Soule is a long time Southwest gardener and has written nine volumes on gardening in our unique climate. She has been a popular columnist for many years with weekly and monthly columns in national and local publications, including The Explorer Newspaper and Angie’s List Magazine. She has degrees in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Botany.

Jacqueline’s garden encompasses the entire landscape around her home. She prefers working with plants that need as little care as possible. Minimal care is not her only criteria. Plants must also provide color, texture and movement in the garden. Once you learn the perfect plants to choose, you too will come home to a thriving landscape. Don’t miss out on this highly informative presentation. Jacqueline will have a variety of her books available for purchase in addition to Landscape Plants for the Arizona Desert which is her most recent addition.

Preregistration not necessary but we do ask that you please sign in upon arrival and urge you to come early for a good seat at this wonderful event as we are expecting a standing room only crowd.

Our Ask Your Master Gardener session will be open from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. so be sure and write down any questions you may have and if possible bring a sample of any problem plants or pests for better analysis.

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, 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.

For further information, please contact: Carol Petrakos at 520-818-3861, [email protected]; Richard Gibson at 520-836-5221 x 227, [email protected]; or Terry Ellsworth at 520-836-5221 x 202, [email protected]