The SaddleBrooke Master Gardener upcoming workshops

Greg Starr, author and owner of Starr Nursery will present Spicy Shrubs for Desert Landscapes at the MountainView Clubhouse Ballroom West on October 15, 2015, from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m. following the Ask Your Master Gardener program 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 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. following the Ask Your Master Gardener program 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].