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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January Minutes 2021

Alta Vista Club Meeting January 26, 2021 (via Zoom) Call to Order: Nicki Elms, President, called the meeting to order at 1:05 PM. Approval of Minutes:  The minutes of the October 2020 meeting will be sent to all members for their review and approval. The minutes were subsequently sent to members via email and approved. …

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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.

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 Trees & Shrubs Preparing Soil Setting Up the Veggie Garden Pruning takeaways:  Prune dormant plants Careful with conifers: they grow  from tips outward Don’t shear. Thin. …

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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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