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Master Gardeners Seminars

Master Gardeners Seminars

Meet with the friendly University of Arizona's trained Master Gardeners at their FREE seminars specializing in low desert gardening and garden know-how. View the daily times and topics below. Do you have a turfgrass question? Master Gardener & Certified Turfgrass Professional, Sharon Dewey, will be available to answer your questions at the Master Gardener stage Seminars held in the SE corner

Friday, March 2nd

10:30 Citrus Care David Haase

Come learn how to select, plant, fertilize, water & prune your citrus trees plus what to do about frost damage. Additionally, get information on protecting your trees from Asian citrus psyllid & citrus greening disease

11:45 Shrubs: Pruning & Revitalization Jim Oravetz

It’s pruning time! Why, how & when to prune different kinds of shrubs. Also covered, rejuvenating neglected & overgrown shrubs. Handout included

1:00 What to Do NOW in Your Yard Don Sutton

Discover what landscape work should be done NOW & what can be left to other times. The session will cover what to do & what not to do for watering, pruning, fertilizing, planting and dealing with pests. Handout included

2:15 Do’s & Don’ts of Raised Garden Beds Don Sutton

Thinking about building a raised garden bed? Find out the many great benefits of raised garden beds & how to get yours started. Handout included

Saturday, March 3rd

10:30 Successful Container Gardening Kari Spencer

Learn to grow your own food, flowers, bulbs & succulents in containers, the best for each, potting mix recipes, prep and transplanting. You will also learn proper watering, feed & care for your plants. Handout included

11:45 Shrubs: Pruning & Revitalization Jim Oravetz

It’s pruning time! Why, how & when to prune different kinds of shrubs. Also covered, rejuvenating neglected & overgrown shrubs. Handout included

1:00 Spring Rose Care Kris Christensen

Learn the secrets for growing beautiful roses in the desert, what varieties grow best, how & when to fertilize and prune, plus solutions to common problems

2:15 Crazy about Composting Jackie Rich

Transform kitchen & yard waste into compost beneficial for growing most non-native plants. It’s cheap & easy when you know the secrets. Start now to have compost ready for your spring garden

3:30 Turfgrass: Spring Green-up Transition Bob Kampfe

It’s spring & time to help wake up your dormant bermudagrass. Whether or not you overseeded with ryegrass, learn what you can start doing now to have a healthy, green summer lawn with fewer chemicals & less water. Handouts included

Sunday, March 4th

10:30 How to Grow Tomatoes in the Desert Pam Perry

A tomato planted now will bear sun-ripened fruit from May through June and perhaps into July. Learn how to select and grow tomatoes in our desert soils. Handout included

11:45 Shrubs: Pruning & Revitalization Jim Oravetz

It’s pruning time! Why, how & when to prune different kinds of shrubs. Also covered, rejuvenating neglected & overgrown shrubs. Handout included

1:00 Herbs Pam Perry

Herbs are plants with provenance, but nonetheless are as useful for gardeners now as in olden times! This is a great time to plant herbs for seasonal use. Great in containers, tucked into the vegetable garden, or even the desert landscape, herbs are a great compliment to flowers and vegetables in landscapes. Handout included

2:15 Spring Pruning and Basic Irrigation Beth Rohlfs

This is an introduction on how to do your own spring pruning as well as learning how your irrigation works, how long and how often to water. Handout included

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