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 takeaways:  See also: Pruning Trees Soil prep takeaways:  Spring veggie takeaways: Yavapai Master Gardeners. Start of May 9 plants You Should Never Prune in Spring

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Make Your Own Ollas

Olla means pot in Spanish. Irrigation using unglazed clay pots started thousands of years ago perhaps in China. The Spanish brought the idea to the Southwest. Today gardeners in Pakistan, Iran, India and South America also use pots for irrigation. In all these areas, consistent access to water  improves plant growth and increases yield from

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Hummingbird Moth

The Hummingbird Moth ~ Mary Ann Mira You might have heard the saying, “If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and talks like a duck, it must BE a duck!”  Recently, I applied that expression to what I thought was a hummingbird in my backyard.  I saw a creature that looked like

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