Sun Lakes Garden Club

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 that we will rely on for future questions about plants that we may want to put in our yard. On May 17 Josh Waltemeyer of Treeland Nursery will speak to the Sun Lakes Garden Club about appropriate annual and perennials in our Sonoran desert. They will provide us with colorful blooms in the heat of the summer without requiring lots of water.

Our monthly meeting takes place on the third Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel House at Sun Lakes Country Club. We welcome guests at our meetings. If you want more information or are interested in becoming a member of the Sun Lakes Garden Club, please contact Nancy Sjolin at 883-3411 or visit our website at