Tag: gardening

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…