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SITE LINKS

Request a Plant Call - Have more questions? We'll come to visit!
Desert Gardening Basics- Introduction to gardening in SaddleBrooke*
Plant ID - Catalogue of plants common to SaddleBrooke* 
Informational Links - All sorts of information pertinent to gardening in SaddleBrooke*
Water-Wise Gardening - Ways to optimize use of water in the landscape
Benefits of Xeriscaping- Learn to use drought tolerant plants to conserve water
Irrigation in the Desert - Judicious use of irrigation can give you the garden you want and still save water

Prohibited Plants - What plants should NOT be planted in your yard?
Gardening Month-by-Month- Ideas for each month in the garden

What are Master Gardeners?
Become a Master Gardener


 


 


 So What do SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners DO?

We garden!! We make plant calls to residents homes. We sponsor garden classes and lectures. We hold plant sales We sponsor a school garden We hold Ask Your Master Gardener Events We propagate plants for the school garden and plants sales. We take garden adventure trips!

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 offer educational programs and classes, diagnose plant problems and otherwise assist residents with their garden questions and problems.

 

SaddleBrooke Weather
 
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Saddlebrooke Ranch WeatherWeather Underground PWS KAZORACL5
 


SB/SBR EVENTS &
ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Gardeners Exchange in conjunction with the SaddleBrooke/Saddlebrooke Ranch Master Gardeners welcomes you to attend "Sustaining Wildlife with Native Plants," presented by Hillary Cox Fine Gardening fame, on Wed. April 25 at 1 pm, La Hacienda Club at SaddleBrooke Ranch.

Ms. Cox's presentation is based on Doug Tallamy's book Bringing Nature Home explaining how everyone with access to a patch of earth can make a significant contribution toward sustaining biodiversity. The use of native plants and water harvesting are key ingredients to helping wildlife, especially in our southern Arizona habitats.

British-born Hilary Cox has lived in Arizona for more than five years. Ms. Cox owns her own garden design business, Leescapes Garden Design. Her gardens and articles have been featured in magazines (Fine Gardening etc.), on TV and on major industry conference tours. Her upcoming book, A Gardener's Guide to Prairie Plants will soon be released by Chicago University Press. Ms. Cox has monitored plants and wildlife on the phenology trail at Oracle State Park for the USA National Phenology Network. More recently she has been part of the restoration of the garden terraces at the Kannally Ranch House.

Open seating. For more information, please contact Zann Wilson at 219-263-3261 or zannlwilson@gmail.com

APRIL-MAY AREA EVENTS

Additional information about any of these events can be found on line.

Oro Valley Public Library  --  Pima County MG Talks
All are 1:30  -  3:00   Free 

Friday, April 6, 2018  Shade Gardening

Friday, April 20, 2018 --Heat-Proofing your Garden 

Wed, May 2, 2018   2:00 – 3:00Fragrant Landscapes by Jacqueline Soule

Boyce  Thompson
free with admission 

April 15, 2018   1:30 p.m.
Tree Tour  -
Learn more about trees on this  relaxed, slow-paced afternoon walk featuring BTA’s only Certified Arborist Jeff Payne.  

April 7, 8, 21, 22, 2018   10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Wildflower Walks--Learn to identify penstemons, poppies and primrose!


April 7, 2018   11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  "Pollinators, the Birds & The Bees"

 
Conferences
 

Annual Horticultural Conference   May 31  Sponsored by U of A

Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society Sonoran XII Conference - Friday through Sunday, April 27, 28 and 29, 2018

Pima County MG 19th annual Home Garden Tour – 4/14.

Plant sales

Pima County Master Gardeners
04/07/2018 - 8:00am to 11:00am  Pima County Cooperative Extension Demonstration Gardens
4210 N. Campbell Ave.

Cash and checks only please. Sorry no debit/credit cards


***Important Saddlebrooke article on the spread of Witches' Broom on Oleander and Other Shrubs and Trees***

 * 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 Cochran

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