Tag: gardening

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…

A stone, cairns, and cacti make a garden grow

Kathy Stone sits amongst her cacti; photo by Ron Sullivan.

Ron and Vicki Sullivan When Quail Creek resident Kathy Stone is not tending to the raised garden bed full of maturing peanuts at Green Valley Gardeners’ (GVG) Allen J. Ogden Community Garden, she is busy creating original home design projects for Sonoran Desert residents. Her latest cactus and succulent garden project at GVG’s Desert Meadows…

September 29 TWOQC program – container gardening

Linda Strader discusses Container Gardening in the desert.

With fall our thoughts turn to our gardens-—what to plant and how to care for it in our sometimes challenging Southwest desert climate. A great approach to creating a beautiful courtyard or patio is with container gardening. At the general meeting September 29 Registered Landscape Architect and Certified Arborist Linda Strader will teach TWOQC all…

How sweet it is

Left to right: George Stone, Anne Waisman, George Mathes, Steve Teichner, Vicki Sullivan and Dennis Allen

Vicki and Ron Sullivan Jackie Gleason coined the phrase but these Quail Creek community gardeners and friends have taken it to another level. Texas Super Sweet onions live up to their name. How sweet is it? It’s so sweet that eating a raw onion is like chomping on an apple. The softball sized yellow skin…