Tag: gardening

Quail Creek garden trips

Bonnie Nowicki, Quail Creek resident April showers bring May flowers. So far March has fulfilled that requirement. We certainly have had our share of wetness, but the heat can dry out potted plants quickly. Brenda Sawchuk, a Quail Creek resident and Master Gardener with the U of A Green Valley Cooperative Extension center, located on…

Spring Garden Tour and Art-in-the-Park

On April 13, 2019 the Green Valley Gardeners will be having their Spring Garden Tour and Art-in-the-Park festival from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Garden Tour is a self-guided tour of five gardens in Green Valley. Tickets for the tour went on sale March 1, 2019 at the Green Valley Gardeners website (greenvalleygardeners.com) or…

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…