A decorative gazebo at Sharlot Hall, fields of wildflowers by the roadside, a huge bed of daffodils, and the establishment of trees in forests and public places are but a few of the contributions the Alta Vista Garden Club (AVGC) has made to the Prescott community since it was founded in 1951. Started in 2004, […]
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,
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
Elizabeth Loos, master gardener, presented to the AVGC 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, and cultivation.
I will admit it…I am a tomato snob from the Midwest! Growing up in Indiana, eating a juicy, red beefsteak tomato from my backyard garden was something I looked forward to each summer. It is a food flavor memory that I will never forget, and it makes it tough to buy a tomato from the
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