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A Few Good Plants

Prescott is a marvelous place to garden because there are so many great moments throughout the year to do it. Prescott does, however, offer a number of special challenges. Explore the list below for plants well-suite to Prescott Arizona area.  The first is wildlife.  Animals that eat plants here include desert rats, pocket gophers, squirrels, …

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Beans – Marion Johnston

An Outline of the Bean Presentation Marion Johnston, a master gardener, presented to the club about beans. The PDF above is an outline of the presentation. After establishing her credentials as a serious bean gardener, and the credentials of beans as serious food, she gave a a broad stroke summary of her own successful low-environmental-impact …

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Wildflowers – Elizabeth Loos

Elizabeth Loos, master gardener, presented to the AVGC in June on Wildflowers. These are native flowering plants, or forbs, that thrive without human care. They are well suited as garden plants because of their low-care nature and their ability to attract pollinators. The presentation covers choosing an appropriate site, preparing the ground, buying seeds, planting, …

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Landscaping with Native Plants

University of Arizona Extension Service Presents…   Landscaping with Native Plants – Yavapai County Date & Time: Wednesday, July 28th @ 6:30pm (No admittance after 6:45pm for security reasons.) Zoom Link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/82372076262 (Registration is not required. Click on the link at the date and time listed above to access the presentation.) The Yavapai County Master …

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Topiary

Gardeners interested in topiary practice an ancient art dating back to Roman times. By selecting an evergreen with small leaves or needles and dense foliage, the gardener’s shears transform plants into geometric or other recognizable forms. Some Japanese gardeners prune forms into cloud shapes. The selection of boxwood traditionally created pottages, mazes, spheres and hedges …

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Rose Resources

From Emily Lane’s All about Roses presentation in April, this is a list of resources, online and local. It includes contact info for the local county extension service.