SaddleBrooke Master Gardeners upcoming events

Dr. Steven Buchmann, Author and Entomology Professor at University of Arizona, will present Flowers: What They Have to Say for the Birds, Bees, and Us at the MountainView Clubhouse Ballroom West on March 17, 2016, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. following Ask Your Master Gardener from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Stephen Buchmann is an adjunct professor in the Entomology Department at the University of Arizona. He is also an instructor in the Art Institute of the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum. He researches buzz pollination in which some bees turn themselves into living tuning forks to harvest pollen.

Stephen has published 12 books, including his latest book, The Reason for Flowers. Steve served as Chief Scientist for the feature film, Wings of Life, narrated by Meryl Streep. Come to this lecture to find out how flowers talk to the birds and bees.

Plant Sale on MountainView Clubhouse walkway from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., April 21, 2016

Plus: Zann Wilson, SaddleBrooke Master Gardener, MountainView Clubhouse Ballroom West; Lose the Snooze: Alternatives to Overused Landscape Plants, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Come purchase plants grown by the SaddleBrooke Master Gardeners and then stay to hear a timely garden lecture. Zann Wilson, SaddleBrooke Master Gardener, will tell you how to liven up your landscape with a fresh palette of plants that perform well in our desert environment, stimulate visual interest and rival the most common characters in any tired, over familiar setting.

A Fun Event by Our Fellow Master Gardeners in Pima County; 17th annual Home Garden Tour, April 16, 2016

The Pima County Master Gardeners announce their 17th annual Home Garden Tour in Oro Valley on April 16, 2016. The distinctive and beautiful home gardens of four Master Gardeners will be featured along with practical demonstrations and talks at each home to include such varied topics as home composting, Grow Zones for water efficiency and plant selection, miniature succulent gardens, perennial container gardening and more. The Demonstration Gardens at the Cooperative Extension Service will also be open for touring. For cost and details go to For more information for this event only call 520-626-5161.

Need a house call to help with gardening questions? Contact Pat and Fred Flanagan at 520-407-6459 or email them at [email protected].

If you have questions about these programs contact Kathie Griffin at [email protected].