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SaddleBrooke/Saddlebrooke Ranch Master Gardeners are volunteers trained in concert with the University of Arizona, Cooperative Extension, Pinal County, Department of Agriculture and Life Sciences. We
***Plant Disease Alert
on Witches' Broom
SaddleBrooke Article on Witches' Broom
The excessive amount of moisture, during the spring season is
bringing a nuisance insect to large populations, causing some plant
damage worthy of note.
Please be advised that Spittle Bug nymphs commonly feed on Salvia,
Rosemary and Texas Ranger.
In Saddlebrooke and Saddlebrooke Ranch the populations of this pest have
exceeded normal levels. If
you see globs of what looks like "spit" on your plants, wash it off with
a strong burst of your hose.
This might need to be done a few times before full eradication of
the pest. Pass the word along to friends and neighbors so that we can
collectively reduce the numbers of these pests.
FEBRUARY GARDEN LECTURE
The Gardeners Exchange in conjunction with the SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners invites you to attend "Enjoying Wildflower Hikes in the Santa Catalina Mountains," presented by Tim Butler, SaddleBrooke Hiking Club Guide and enthusiastic photographer. The program will be held, Wed. Feb, 19 at 1 PM at the La Hacienda Club, SaddleBrooke Ranch. Tim is passionate about identifying and sharing his love for mountain wildflowers. This program will help you to appreciate the glory of our native flowers and the pleasures of seeing them for yourself on the mountainsides. He'll discuss where and when to hike, what to look for, how to spot different flowers, plus a few tips for getting good photos of the flowers.
No registration needed. Open seating. For more information, please contact Zann Wilson at email@example.com or call 219-263-3261.
High Desert Gardening classes start Wednesday, February 26, 2020
NOTE: this class is at capacity and registration is now closed.
If you wish to be put on a "wait list" in the event someone cancels, please send an email to:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate your name, phone number, and how many you would like to register. You will be contacted ONLY in the event of a cancellation.
* The term SaddleBrooke is meant to be inclusive of HOA 1, HOA 2 (including the Preserve) and SaddleBrooke Ranch.
Photo Credits: Lyle Larson, Debbie Muise, Elissa