Tag: gardening

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…

Winter color for your yard

The Green Valley Gardeners will be bringing Eric Clark to the Quail Creek Clubhouse on January 16 to discuss ways to achieve winter color in your yard and to discuss gardening in small spaces. The seminar will run from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. This seminar is open to all residents of Quail Creek at no…

Resident shares 30 years of gardening in southern Arizona

Ron and Vicki Sullivan Quail Creek is fortunate that George Stone is passionate about gardening and loves working with people of all ages. He has also grown tomatoes as big as a Buick hubcap. He’ll share his knowledge of community gardening, the history of the Allen J. Ogden Community Garden, a keen wit and more…

Gardeners’ fall seminar series opens with QC resident

Ron and Vicki Sullivan Quail Creek resident George Stone will share his knowledge of community gardening, the history of the Allen J. Ogden Community Garden, a keen wit and more at the Green Valley Gardeners’ seminar on September 12, 2013. The seminar is at Green Valley Recreation’s Desert Hills Social Center. The doors open at…