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Introduction to gardening in SaddleBrooke*
Catalogue of plants common to SaddleBrooke*
- All sorts of information pertinent to gardening in
- Ways to optimize use of water in the
Learn to use drought tolerant plants to conserve water
Judicious use of irrigation can give you the garden you want and still
- What plants should NOT be planted in your yard?
- Ideas for each month in the garden
So What do SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master
SaddleBrooke/Saddlebrooke Ranch Master Gardeners are volunteers
trained in concert with the University of Arizona, Cooperative
Extension, Pinal County, Department of Agriculture and Life
offer educational programs and classes to
residents of SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch.
conduct school programs,
sponsor plant sales,
train the next generation of Master
otherwise assist residents with their garden questions
***Plant Disease Alert
on Witches' Broom
SaddleBrooke Article on Witches' Broom
Witches Broom on Oleander
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***Landscape Pest Alert!***
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.
CALS Bulletin on Spittle Bug Management
SB/SBR EVENTS &
High Desert Gardening classes start Wednesday, February 26, 2020
NOTE: this class is at capacity and registration is now
If you wish to be put on a "wait list" in the event
someone cancels, please send an email to:
Indicate your name, phone number, and how many you would like to
register. You will be
contacted ONLY in the event of a cancellation.
Back by popular demand, the Master Gardeners are offering the 6
week class, High Desert Gardening. This will be presented in the
MountainView Ballroom at MountainView Clubhouse, Saddlebrooke, on
Wednesday afternoons starting February 26, 2020. It will run for 6
weeks, each session will last 2 hours. Registration is required. All
classes run from 1p to 3p except for March 4th, on that day the session
will run from 2p to 4p.
This mini course is designed to help residents resolve basic
gardening issues along with gaining new knowledge about gardening in the
desert and enhancing your personal landscape. The topics will
include Citrus, Interesting Succulents, Container Gardening Large and
Small, Your Plants' Health: Irrigation, Fertilization and Pest Control,
Caring for Roses, Planting for Sun and Shade, and Native Plants and
The cost per person for all six lectures is $50 for materials.
For information or registration, contact Elissa Cochran at 217-649-0289
or email firstname.lastname@example.org There
is limited seating, so you must register in advance.
SaddleBrooke is meant to be inclusive of HOA 1, HOA 2 (including the
Preserve) and SaddleBrooke Ranch.
Photo Credits: Lyle Larson, Debbie Muise, Elissa