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Sun Lakes Garden Club news

Speaker Jo Setliff

Pauline Lee On August 15, the Sun Lakes Garden Club will present Jo Setliff, a Maricopa County Master Gardener. She will cover the basics of vegetable gardening in the low desert to prepare us for planting in the fall. She will focus on the Master Gardener resources available for everyone, provided by the planting calendar…

SL Garden Club July meeting to feature Master Gardener

Master Gardener Jackie Rich

Pauline Lee Our July 18 meeting will feature Jackie Rich, a Phoenix native and a Master Gardener. In 2010, Jackie’s yard was included in the Real Gardens for Real People Tour, organized by the University of Arizona Maricopa County Cooperative Extension Service Master Gardeners. At that time, she was interviewed by a reporter with Arizona…

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James Schaub

Pauline Lee During April, our club had two extra activities besides our usual monthly meeting. On April 8, our club members enjoyed a morning tour to five Sun Lakes gardens, each being different in size, utility and ambience. Each garden was beautifully developed by the homeowner whose artistry and creativity were amazingly different from one…

Garden Club news

Pauline Lee Our March 17 meeting will feature Ken Roberts, a member of Phoenix Bonsai Society. Ken and his wife have a collection of approximately 50 trees of various size, from the smallest, approximately four inches tall, to the largest, approximately three feet tall. The trees vary greatly in age also. The oldest, collected in…

Beauty for the desert landscape

Kirti Mathura

Kirti Mathura, Horticulturist, will be the featured speaker at the November 15 meeting of the Sun Lakes Garden Club. Kirti worked at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix in different capacities for over 17 years, after serving six years as a Garden volunteer. Most currently she teaches plant materials for the Landscape Architecture Program at…

Garden Club notice

Diane Beatty The Sun Lakes Garden Club will have a seed and cutting exchange at their Tuesday, October 18 meeting. Bring seeds and/or cuttings you have to share. Many of the plants in the garden at the Sun Lakes Chapel Center are from shared starts from Garden Club members. We all enjoy seeing plants in…

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Nancy Mumpton in her xeriscape garden

On the beautiful early afternoon of April 1, Nancy Mumpton, our club Treasurer, treated 25 of us members with a tour of her desert garden. She has a huge variety of desert adapted plants; she filled us with details of each plant’s developmental peculiarities, blooming schedule and special needs. She is a fountain of knowledge…

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Members of the Sun Lakes Garden Club work on the Chapel garden.

The topic for our April program is “Low Water Gardens Can be More Than Rocks and Cactus.” Cathy Rymer, Water Conservation Coordinator for the City of Chandler, will be our speaker. She is a Master Gardener and has been gardening in the East Valley for many years. She will show us how to have a…

Sun Lakes Garden Club news

Kevin Dahl

Pauline Lee Want to grow plants that have been used for centuries, from melon (Tohono O’odham yellow, crisp and sweet watermelon) to basket-making (from fibrous devil’s claw pods) and candy (made with amaranth seeds, popped and mixed with honey)? Come and learn in the March meeting of Sun Lakes Garden Club. Speaker Kevin Dahl, an…