Tag: gardening

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…

How sweet are they?

Proud Quail Creek gardeners view their bumper crop.

Ron and Vicki Sullivan In November 2014 Quail Creek community gardeners and friends planted over 1,440 Texas Sweet onion bulbs in anticipation of reaping a 2015 bumper crop. Proceeds from the fundraising project will be used to support Green Valley Gardeners club projects. On May 15, 2015, more than 1400 golf ball, baseball and softball…

It’s coming – get your garden ready for monsoon

Desert gardening can often be a bit of a challenge. At the May 18 meeting of The Women of Quail Creek, presenter Eric Clark will impart tips and advice on how best to prepare gardens for the upcoming storms of the monsoon. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the ballroom. Eric is…

Quail Creek residents and friends celebrate annual harvest potluck

Ron and Vicki Sullivan The Allen J. Ogden Community Gardeners in Sahuarita celebrated the garden’s 31st anniversary on Sunday, October 26 during the annual harvest potluck. Quail Creek was well represented. George Stone and Vicki and Ron Sullivan hosted the anniversary celebration. Special guests included Gil and Kathy Lusk. Kudos to chefs Dennis Allen and…

In the Ogden Garden

Fruits of the harvest

Ron and Vicki Sullivan October is an important changing season month for a dozen or so Quail Creek residents and their fellow Allen J. Ogden community gardeners. First, the bounty of the summer harvest is ebbing. Second, it’s the beginning of the fall vegetable planting season. Ogden Gardener Lorna Mitchell writes in her Ogden Beet…