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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…

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…

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 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…

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…

Live Meeting with Doug Jones

Doug Jones

Starla Kramer The Sun Lakes Garden Club welcomes Doug Jones, speaking on Exotic Fruits. Doug is the President of the Arizona Chapter of the California Exotic Fruit Growers. Doug lives in Mesa, Ariz., on acreage and grows an amazing assortment of fruits. He spoke to the club in 2017, and he brought mangos and other…