Tag: gardening

Join summer garden discussion

  Pauline Lee The July 17 meeting of the Sun Lakes Garden Club will feature a round table discussion on “Maintaining Your Garden During the Hot Summer Months.” Members and guests will share problems and suggest solutions. The discussion will be led by Diane Beatty who has been gardening in Sun Lakes for 25 years…

Sun Lakes Garden Club news

  Pauline Lee On May 3, the members of Sun Lakes Garden Club toured for two hours the demonstration garden of Maricopa County Master Gardeners located in Phoenix. Master Gardener Pam Perry explained the large variety of winter and spring plants that populate the garden. Their organic produce was distributed to students who take their…

Conservation Corner

  Pauline Lee In 2000, Terry Wahls, a young, athletic doctor, began to develop multiple sclerosis (MS). Even with proper medical attention, she became wheelchair bound within four years and appeared destined to a limited life. However, she researched modern nutritional studies dealing with the brain, nerves and muscles, experimented on herself by taking added…

Sun Lakes Garden Club welcomes back Jim Anderson

  Starla Kramer Dr. Jim Anderson is a Professor Emeritus in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy at ASU. He received his PhD from the California Institute of Technology. Much of his research is the effects of air pollution, and he has participated in a series of international climate experiments throughout the…

Garden Club news

  Starla Kramer At the Sun Lakes Garden Club April 17 meeting, members and visitors will enjoy “The Art of Water” by Robin Fernald (AZLivingWaters.com). Robin Fernald is a biologist with an education in Cellular Molecular Biology and Environmental Studies from the University of Washington in Seattle. Robin has worked the last two decades in…

Tumbleweed Ranch pollinator garden dedication April 27

  Mary Oester Weeders Garden Club is holding a dedication for a pollinator garden at Tumbleweed Ranch, 2250 S. McQueen Road in Chandler. The dedication will take place April 27 at 9:30 a.m. Weeders, a local garden club with members from many of the communities in the South East Valley, created the pollinator garden with…

Conservation Corner

Recycling treasures Pauline Lee Isn’t it easy to spend $5, $10, $20 or more to buy a book, a CD or DVD, or a jigsaw puzzle as a treat for yourself or someone special? All these objects are well made and can tolerate being used multiple times. Thus, it’s no wonder some conservation-minded residents in…

Sun Lakes Garden Club

Pauline Lee On February 20, Master Gardener Lee Ann Aronson will present “Gardening for Seniors” at the monthly meeting. Using special gardening techniques for seniors, Lee Ann will discuss how to use containers and raised beds to create an “Instant Garden.” These techniques mean little lifting, no weeding and no tilling; it’s easy on the…

Sun Lakes Garden Club notice

Pauline Lee On January 19, Ron Parker will present an entertaining and educational talk about Agaves at the monthly meeting of Sun Lakes Garden Club. Ron fell in love with agaves after he moved to Fountain Hills with awe-inspiring views of Four Peaks and the McDowell Mountains. During that first year, he dreamed big and…