Tag: gardening

A Quail Creek garden surprise

Bonnie Nowicki, Quail Creek resident Waking up January 1 to a dusting of snow was magical. Waking up January 2 to almost two inches of the white stuff was shocking. This, once in a decade phenomenon, caught me off guard. The freezing cold lingered for a few nights. Hastily covered tender citrus survived, but some…

Gardening options close to home

Bonnie Nowicki, Quail Creek resident Have you wanted to learn more about our tropical desert here in southern Arizona? Perhaps you even wished you could become a Master Gardener. These opportunities are right here locally. I am one of fourteen graduates of the Pima County Master Gardeners class of 2018. The ten-week class sessions were…

Cactus and Succulent Bootcamp 101 – January 22

  Green Valley Gardeners will meet Monday, January 22, 2018, in the Madera Clubhouse Crystal Ballroom. This month’s lecture, Cactus and Succulent Bootcamp 101, will begin at 9:30 a.m. presented by Guest Speaker Mark Sitter, owner of B&B Cactus Farm. The Green Valley Gardeners will feature Mark Sitter, popular expert on cactus and succulents that…

Green Valley Gardeners to host lecture January 22 at QC

  Green Valley Gardeners Lecture begins at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, January 22, 2018, in the Madera Clubhouse Crystal Ballroom. Guest speaker will be Mark Sitter, owner of B&B Cactus Farm. Popular speaker Mark Sitter, will share his vast knowledge of all things cactus-related as he makes his fifth visit to Quail Creek. Mark Sitter…

Speakers from local community groups to speak January 21

Joyce Finkelstein, Program Manager for the Green Valley/Sahuarita Volunteer Clearinghouse

Cindy Mayron Mary Jane Goodrick, Executive Director of Community Food Bank of Green Valley/Amado, Joyce Finkelstein, Program Manager for the Green Valley/Sahuarita Volunteer Clearinghouse and Mary Kidnocker, Arid Garden Coordinator with Green Valley Gardeners will be the guest speakers at the Democratic Club of Quail Creek meeting on Saturday, January 21, 3:00 p.m. at the…

Conservation Corner

Water in our lives, part II Pauline Lee Fresh water is not always available and plentiful where we need it. The availability of fresh water varies from location to location and from time to time, depending on geography and climate conditions. Worldwide average usage of fresh water is 70 percent in agriculture, 20 percent in…

Gardening with an enchanted twist

While the stress-relieving capabilities and health benefits of gardening are well known, a twist on this timeless hobby offers a way to add charm and a whimsical feel to your home and garden. Creating an enchanted fairy garden can boost imagination and offer a family-friendly way to hone your green thumb. These miniature landscapes, often…