The Newsletter Team

Fourth of July Parade

The AVGC Fourth of July float included not only flowers, but also javelina, deer and bunnies munching on the garden. Snakes and lizards, along with a coyote and quail family represented the wildlife of our highland environment. The rocks were created out of plaster cloth placed on rocks in Christine and Dianne’s gardens. Christine painted them to look …

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Early Spring Garden Prep

Laurin Pause of the Arizona Master Gardener’s Speakers’ Group gave the  club with a very informative presentation on preparing the garden for success in spring.  Major topics included: Pruning Trees & Shrubs Preparing Soil Setting Up the Veggie Garden Pruning takeaways:  Prune dormant plants Careful with conifers: they grow  from tips outward Don’t shear. Thin. …

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Healing Herbs from the Culinary Garden

These are the six slides of the 22 Sept 2020 presentation by Suzanne Teachey, owner of Nectar Apothecary. The presentation started with herbs categorized by their healing properties. Suzanne talked about when and how to harvest the active parts of the plants: fall or spring for roots, just before flowers open for lavender, and pretty …

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