Garden Club: The Magic of Desert Plants

Master Gardener Linda H. McCabe

The featured speaker at the Nov. 15 meeting will be Master Gardener Linda H. McCabe. Linda has been a Master Gardener, first in Santa Clara County Calif., and more recently in Maricopa County, Ariz. Linda has lived with her husband in Sun Lakes since 2010 and is currently concentrating on “Native Plants.” Linda has taught classes on lavenders, tomatoes, pollinators, and beneficial insects in the garden. She has been a featured speaker at the Maricopa County Master Gardeners on smartscape landscaping and container planting.

Visitors are always welcome to attend a meeting or field trip before deciding to join. Members with no previous gardening experience are welcome and are not required to live in Sun Lakes.

Meetings are held every month (including summer) on the third Tuesday. Attendees gather at 9:30 a.m. to socialize and enjoy refreshments and coffee. During this first half hour, we greet visitors and check out gardening books from our reference library and purchase any raffle tickets. There is also a “Free Stuff” table where members donate citrus or herbs or plants for other members. The meeting is called to order at 10 a.m. The meeting ends at approximately  11:45 a.m., and members and visitors often go across the street to the clubhouse for lunch afterward.

Check out our monthly “Newsletters” and “Membership” options to join the club on our website The meeting location is at the Chapel Center (house next door to Sun Lakes All Faiths Community Church and across the street from the Sun Lakes Country Club), at 9230 E. Sun Lakes Blvd. N., in Sun Lakes.