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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 of SaddleBrooke Ranch in conjunction with the SaddelBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners welcomes you to attend "Small Wonders," by Dr. Frank Rose, garden writer, artist, photographer and nature lover, on Wednesday, June 27th at La Hacienda Club, SaddleBrooke Ranch at 1 pm.

Dr. Rose, a retired pastor, found his second calling in the world of botany. He is currently writing three books, one of which is the subject of his talk - a closer look at some hard-to-see flowers. He is a watercolor artist and self-taught botanist.

Books will be available for purchase. Checks accepted.


MORE SUMMER EVENTS

-"The Weird, Wacky, and Wonderful World of Soil, Fertilization and Amendments," by self-proclaimed, plant nerd, Brendan Woltman on Thursday, July 19th at 1 PM, MountainView Ballroom West, SaddleBrooke.


Brendon is knowledgeable in the field of aquaponics and sustainable growing methods and is the owner of EcoGro, a company dedicated to educating garden enthusiasts in their quest for tools and knowledge to grow healthy food while minimizing environmental impacts.

-"Using Salvaged Plants to Create Meaningful Landscapes, "presented by Jessie Byrd, Native Plant Nursery Manager for Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation. Program begins at 1 PM, Wed. August 22 at La Hacienda Club, La Mesa Room, SaddleBrooke Ranch.

Jessie Byrd is a Tucson native and grew up running around the desert.  She is the Native Plant Nursery Manager for Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation.  She has salvaged thousands of cacti, both professionally and as a TCSS Cactus Rescue Crew volunteer.  She has designed and constructed landscapes where these can be enjoyed by the public, including Pima Prickly Park.  Jessie believes that using native plants in urban landscapes can help encourage biodiversity while also creating beautiful gardens.  She earned a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Arizona and a BA in Biology from Bryn Mawr College. 


No registration needed. Open seating. For more information, please contact Margaret Larmour, at mlarmour46@gmail.com  or 520-307-2100.


***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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