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Sun Lakes Garden Club News

Starla Kramer Members gather for meetings every month, all year, plus lots of optional field trips around the Valley. When the heat rose above 110 degrees, “indoor field trips” were initiated. This summer, the members decided to participate in some do-it-yourself garden projects for fun and fellowship between meetings. The Aug. 17 meeting will feature “The…

Garden Information: Invasive Stinknet Weed

Nancy Mumpton Stinknet is a fast-moving, invasive weed in Arizona and locally in Sun Lakes. It has green “carrot-like” leaves and rounded flowers. The leaves smell pungent and can be allergenic. It emerges from November to April and starts flowering in February. Seed is easily spread by wind and traffic. It loves to sprout along…

Garden Club Enjoyed Several Field Trips in 2021

Starla Kramer Members enjoyed (private) field trip tours and lunches at the Olive Mill in March, Butterfly Wonderland in April, and Schnepf Farms Peach Festival in May! The featured guest for the July 20 meeting is Josh Waltemeyer, whose family owns Treeland Nursery. Josh is a favorite among members, and he’ll discuss the importance of…

Garden Club: Seed to Weed

Starla Kramer Visitors are welcome to visit our Tuesday, June 15, monthly meeting to learn about how to legally grow marijuana in your backyard. Horticulturalists enjoy watching the plants go from “seed to weed” in 90 days. The new Arizona Law states that homeowners are allowed 12 plants per two adults in the household. The…

Garden Club: Meet Tara Emery

(Photo by Stevie Graves)

Starla Kramer The May 18 monthly meeting will be live, and members will meet Tara Emery, owner of Crème da la Baa Farm near Gilbert Road and Chandler Heights Road. Tara grows everything organically and sells her creamy fudge made with goats’ milk at local farmers’ markets, along with her homemade sourdough breads, cinnamon rolls,…

Sun Lakes Garden Club

Starla Kramer We are back to meeting in person as Arizona opens again! Our speakers for the April 20 meeting will be Jeanine and Cameron McChesney, owners of Greenhouse Gardens. They grow crops organically and sell their produce to the public on Saturday mornings. They also sell eggs from their chickens that roam around the…

Garden Club Waltemeyer from Treeland Nursery

Josh Waltemeyer, featured speaker for January

Starla Kramer The Sun Lakes Garden Club is pleased to have Josh Waltemeyer as the featured speaker on Tuesday, Jan. 19. He’ll share information about protecting plants from frost and when to fertilize our citrus, as well as what plants to trim in January. Josh’s father and uncle own Treeland Nursery in Mesa, and he…

The Sun Lakes Garden Club Has a Busy Autumn

Starla Kramer The members are looking forward to their annual Holiday Banquet “Brunch with Santa” in the Oakwood Ballroom on Dec. 8. There will be six or seven members seated at a table for ten for social distancing. Members will enjoy a gourmet meal, election of 2021 officers, and games. The members enjoyed two fun…