Tag: gardening

Sun Lakes Garden Club May 17 Meeting

Did you know that tasty chips can be made from a mesquite tree bean pod? When most people hear of mesquite, they think of the wood that’s used to grill food. People are surprised to discover that the bean pods on the mesquite tree produce one of the sweetest treats in the Southwest. Peggy Sue…

Weeders Garden Club Meets in Sun Lakes

Sherrian Beagle Are you interested in gardening and planting? Are you looking for a club of like minded members? Well, here we are! There is an upcoming monthly meeting for the Weeders Garden Club on March 10. We meet on the second Thursday of the month in the Navajo Room, at Sun Lakes Country Club. Weeders…

Sun Lakes Garden Club News

Do you know how to keep your citrus trees happy and thriving? Do you know what to do with those beautiful amaryllis bulbs you got for Christmas? Steve Sheard has a huge garden full of trees, veggies, and flowers, and he’ll share what he’s learned after gardening for 40 years at our next meeting, which…

Weeders Garden Club Meets in Sun Lakes

Sherrian Beagle Are you interested in gardening and planting? Are you looking for a club of like minded members? Well, here we are! There is an upcoming monthly meeting for the Weeders Garden Club on Feb. 10. We meet on the second Thursday of the month, in the Navajo Room at Sun Lakes Country Club. Weeders…

Sun Lakes Garden Club – Swarming Bees

“What should you do when you see a swarm of bees in your garden?” Derrick Shields is a local professional beekeeper who will be the featured speaker for the Feb. 15 meeting. He’ll share his vast knowledge of bees and how important they are as pollinators for our food supply. On Jan. 25 the members…

Sun Lakes Garden Club News

Forty members of the Sun Lakes Garden Club gathered for a field trip to Berridge Nursery on Camelback. Members were met by the owner of the nursery and enjoyed touring the amazing “Seasons” display. The floral designers start decorating in June, to transform their large greenhouse. They have 33 decorated Christmas trees and other beautiful…

The Sun Lakes Garden Club

“Poinsettias aren’t poisonous … I’ve tasted them!” says Sharon Petterson, speaker for the Nov. 16 meeting. Find out how she created a patriotic red, white, and blue poinsettia after Sept. 11. Sharon Petterson is a second-generation native Arizonan from a farming family. She and her husband Gary founded and operated Gardeners’ World Nursery and Gardener’s Eden…

Garden Club to Meet on October 19

Carol Stuttard is a horticultural professor at Mesa Community College, horticulture instructor at Desert Botanical Garden, certified desert landscape designer, Maricopa County Master Gardener, and private gardening consultant. Carol is an organic gardener who has been featured in Phoenix Home & Garden magazine and on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Members and guests will gather for socializing,…

Sun Lakes Garden Club News

Starla Kramer On Tuesday, Sept. 21, Kim Rosenlof will give a presentation on growing, harvesting, and eating artichokes and their wild cousins cardoons. While most people are only familiar with the closed artichoke buds purchased in a supermarket, when left to flower, artichokes and cardoons will bloom with gorgeous purple florets that bring amazing color…