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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
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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,
Back by popular demand, the Master Gardeners will be
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 and registration is required.
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 are still being refined with our
speakers but will include Caring for Roses, Container
Gardening, Citrus in the High Dessert, Planting
with Natives and Xeriscape, Unusual Succulents, and Your
Plants' Health: Irrigation, Fertilization and Pest Control.
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 email@example.com There
is limited seating, so you must register in advance. All
details will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
SaddleBrooke is meant to be inclusive of HOA 1, HOA 2 (including the
Preserve) and SaddleBrooke Ranch.
Photo Credits: Lyle Larson, Debbie Muise, Elissa