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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 North Hall

Friday, October 20th, 2017

10:30 Citrus Selection & Care Debora Moritz

Learn how to fill your kitchen with delicious fruit from your own backyard. Topics on how to be successful include: selection, planting, watering, fertilization, pruning & pest management. Citrus and Deciduous Fruit supplement available for $5

11:45 Agaves, Aloes & More Debora Moritz

Discover the huge array of alternatives provided by succulents, planting preferences & how to take care of them. See stunning easy-to-grow plants that adapt well to our desert. Handout included

1:00 Successful Container Gardening Kari Spencer

Learn to grow your own food, flowers, bulbs & succulents in containers, the best containers for each, potting mix recipes along with preparation & care for your plants. Handout included

2:15 Worm Composting Gail Latour

Find out how worms can turn veggie & fruit scrapes into “Black Gold,” an organic nutrient for our soil. It’s a fun & easy way to compost says Gail, Vermiculturist & Master Gardener

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

10:30 Growing Herbs Donna Lorch

Learn how to prep your soil, select herbs, plant & maintain along with successfully growing in pots. Sample of herbs will be available for you to touch & taste. The Low Desert Herb Gardening Handbook by the Arizona Herb Assoc. available for $10.

11:45 Soil Preparation Pam Perry

Discover the importance of adding soil amendments & working the soil when planting non-desert-adapted plants, particularly vegetables & annual flowers. We will help you understand the what, the how & the why

1:00 Fall Garden Planning Tips Pam Perry

Learn how to get the most from your garden & plan for maximum production of your favorite fall crops. This is the best season to plant much of what we love to grow & eat. The Desert Gardening for Beginners book will be available for $10

2:15 Bringing Fall Color into Your Desert Garden Doreen Pollock

So many desert-adapted plants can fill your landscape & containers with brilliant color. Get tips on how to successfully plan & care for a vibrant garden that you will enjoy for years! Handout included

3:30 What to do NOW in Your Yard Don Sutton

Discover what landscape work should be done NOW & what can be left to other times of the year. Topics cover the dos & don’ts for October through December. Handout included

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

10:30 Vegetable Gardening 101 Bonnie Newhoff

It’s time to start gardening! Learn how to select a good location, plan your layout, planting varieties, soil prep & care, proper planting & water plus insect and weed management. The Desert Gardening for Beginners book available for $10

11:45 Beautiful Landscapes in Small Spaces Katie Coates

Explore ideas to help create your own oasis in a small or unappealing space. The key to success is to select the right plant for the right place…plants that will thrive there. Handout included

1:00 Fall Rose Care Helen Baird

Get your roses ready for a gorgeous bloom and learn the steps to have a garden full of color. Topics include fall pruning, fertilizing, watering, garden clean up, identifying & managing insects & diseases. Handout included

2:15 Year Around Blooming Desert Adapted Plants Beth Rohlfs

Learn what plants will provide a colorful yard year around & how to help them thrive through proper pruning, fertilizing, watering & maintenance techniques. You will also gain an understanding of the components that make up a typical irrigation system & how to adjust watering to have healthy plants and trees. Handout included

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