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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?

Garden in Saddlebrooke

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 to residents of SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch.

  •  diagnose plant problems,

  • conduct school programs,

  • sponsor plant sales,

  • train the next generation of Master Gardeners,and

  • otherwise assist residents with their garden questions and problems.

 



***Plant Disease Alert***

Extension Article on Witches' Broom
SaddleBrooke Article on Witches' Broom


Witches Broom on Oleander

Witches Broom on Texas Ranger
 


***Landscape Pest Alert!***
 Spittle Bugs

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 &
ANNOUNCEMENTS

NOTICE:

All Master Gardener activities are cancelled until July 31st by directive of the University of Arizona.

Plant calls will be handled by telephone and email, but no home visits will be made.



RECOMMENDED PLANTS:
What plants do the SB/SBR Master Gardeners recommend for various conditions in Saddlebrooke yards and gardens? Find out here in these handy PDF documents:

SaddleBrooke HOA1 and HOA2 Recommended Plant List

SaddleBrooke Ranch Recommended Plant List

 * 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