Stephen Brubaker

Highlands Center Day Out

“Have you ever seen a sky so blue?” asked Ann as we were assembling for the tour of the Highland Center on Monday the sixteenth.  Even by Prescott’s high standards for blue skies, this one was deep blue.  The temperature, as she had promised in the GDO announcement, was inching close to the 70 degree …

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Start of May

It’s already the second day of May and the iris are beginning to show up as if they mean it. Fading daffodils grow obscured by surging daylilies or, to a lesser degree, iris. Each day a new iris or two blossoms for the first time of the season, and it’s impossible to stay out of …

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Iris Season 2020 Begins

Iris season has just started.  It’s earlier than usual in Stephen’s garden thanks to the additon of a few short bearded iris.  He’s grateful that he followed Diane Shipman’s advice rather than the advice seen recently online.  Hers was to fertilize in February; online advice was to fertilize when the tulips bloom.  In this case, …

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Club Cancellations

The March, April, May and June Meetings have been cancelled.  We are planning to conduct the July meeting via Zoom. The Tour has been cancelled. Not knowing how things will go this spring and summer with the coronavirus, the Garden Tour will not take place in 2020. We hope and plan to offer it in …

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Spring? at last? 2020

The compensation of bountiful spring rain extends beyond full  local reservoirs and soil that supports spring growth. Raindrops can sometimes add interest to photos of plants that are enjoying the weather.  Beads of water form on Narcissus ‘Ferris Wheel.’  Look at the snow we experienced the day after, these photos were taken. The Chinese or …

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February Blooms, at Last

Late February and early March are exciting and hopeful times of the year. Established plants show signs of life; but pests have not yet moved in.

Garden Tour 2020 – January Update

Preparations for the tour are proceding quickly thanks to dedicated work by our members. Dede Erceg, Carol Westfall, and many others have been busily canvassing the Prescott community for sponsors for the Garden tour. Meanwhile, Cynthe Brush has designed the tickets and is working on program design with Vicki Hughes. Doug Arthur is managing all …

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