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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 3rd, 2017

10:30 Citrus Care David Haase

Learn how to select, plant, fertilize, water, prune & what to do about frost damage plus get information on the Asian citrus psyllid and citrus greening diseases. Discover how to help prevent the spread of these citrus diseases

11:45 Right Plant in the Right Place Jim Oravetz

Landscapes should be enjoyed, not labored in. Learn how to select & place plants for functionality, color and low maintenance

1:00 How to Grow Tomatoes Pam Perry

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

2:15 Early Summer Gardening Pam Perry

Soil preparation tips for early summer gardens, with recommendations for great varieties of flowers, vegetables & herbs

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

10:30 Composting Made Easy Bonnie Newhoff

Bring your garden full circle by recycling nutrients & yard waste through composting. Learn the basics of composting, how to reduce your contribution to the waste stream & how to generate the “black gold” gardeners pay real money for

11:45 Right Plant in the Right Place Jim Oravetz

Landscapes should be enjoyed, not labored in. Learn how to select & place plants for functionality, color and low maintenance

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 of the year. Topics will cover the do’s & don’ts for March and April on watering, pruning, fertilizing, planting and dealing with pests

2:15 Basic Tree & Shrub Pruning Kris Coates

It’s pruning time! Learn the basics of tree & shrub pruning for maximum health & minimum maintenance. Topics include: revitalizing old shrubs, surviving frost damage & a time-table for pruning

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

10:30 Straw Bale Gardening Linda McCabe & Jane Schwappach

Come learn about this unusual way of growing vegetables & flowers with no soil, no digging or bending. Get a simple step-by step guide to setting up, planting & growing in bales of straw. It’s easier than you may think

11:45 Right Plant in the Right Place Jim Oravetz

Landscapes should be enjoyed, not labored in. Learn how to select & place plants for functionality, color and low maintenance

1:00 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Bugs Helen Baird

Get instructions on how to identify & control or protect bugs you may see in your flower and vegetable garden

2:15 Spring Pruning & Basic Irrigation Beth Rohlfs

This is an introduction on how to do your own pruning as well as learning how your irrigation works, how long & how often to water

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