Stephen Brubaker

Caring for Roses – U of AZ Extension Program

Phyllis Jiacalone will present a program on Caring For Roses on Wednesday 24 Feb 2021. She will cover types of roses, fertilizers, dealing with pests, pruning, and safety. helped care for the 9000 roses at Mesa Community College Rose Garden starting in 2002. She has Consulting Rosarian credentials from American Rose Society. Since 2013 she …

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Mulches Compared

Yavapai County Extension Service reiterates the benefits of mulch and compares various mulch media for flammability and several other qualities.

Highlands Center – Call for Volunteers

Highlands Center for Natural History (HCNH) Garden Volunteers 2021 The following is a list of upcoming and ongoing opportunities to volunteer at HCNH for people with experience and/or passion for the care of native plant communities. Volunteer opportunities vary in commitment and can be tailored to match individual needs/interests with those of HCNH. Due to …

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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 of November.  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 …

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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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