Tag: gardening

SunBird Garden Club

April was the last of our regular business meetings for the year. Our next meeting will be on November 10, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. in the east end of the ballroom. We hope any gardeners or would-be desert gardeners will mark their calendars before heading to cooler climates for the summer. We would like to…

Garden Club field trip

SunBird Garden Club

On April 7, the SunBird Garden Club is taking a field trip to Agritopia. This is an excellent example of urban gardening. After the garden tour, the group will go to Joe’s BBQ in Gilbert for lunch. This area includes the original homestead, winery and brew pub plus three dining options; Joe’s Grill, a vegetarian…

SunBird Garden Club news

Hope you have purchased your ticket for SunBird Garden Club’s annual House and Garden Tour on Sunday, March 12, 2017, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Cost is $10.00, and tickets may be purchased at the HOA office daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tickets may or may NOT be available at the door on the day…

Did you know about weed prevention methods?

Bonnie Marcus It’s that time of year again when we begin to prepare for the upcoming weeds. It is much easier to fight weeds with prevention and to stay on top of your weed situation before they get out of hand. Preventing the weeds from emerging in the first place will not only save you…

Did you know?

Bonnie Marcus It’s that time of year again, January-February, when we begin to prepare for the upcoming weeds. It is much easier to fight weeds with prevention and to stay on top of your weed situation before they get out of hand. Preventing the weeds from emerging in the first place will not only save…

Annual Garden Club House and Garden Tour March 12

This Firestick plant has bright orange tips when winter arrives. If given water regularly when first planted, this plant will thrive in any garden.

Thank you, SunBird, for supporting SunBird Garden Club’s evening with Marshall Trimble. The monies raised from this project will be used to operate our club and beautify SunBird, so thanks again for joining us to hear Arizona’s favorite historian. Mark your calendars for SunBird Garden Club’s annual House and Garden Tour on Sunday, March 12,…

Enjoy an evening with Marshall Trimble January 26

Arizona’s Official State Historian, Marshall Trimble is appearing at the SunBird Community Ballroom on Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at SunBird’s HOA Office for $10. The SunBird Garden Club is sponsoring this event which features Marshall Trimble, a multi-talented historian, who has been called the “Will Rogers of Arizona.” He…

SunBird Garden Club update

President Alice Whistler trimming her Red Yucca. This plant produces a round star-like seedpod after blooming. The small black seeds will scatter in the wind, so Alice trims them or she would have a yard filled with Yucca.

The SunBird Garden Club met at 9:00 a.m. on November 11 in the east end of the Ballroom and will continue on the second Friday of the month throughout April. December will include a Christmas Brunch for which one needs to buy a reservation. Don’t forget the program presented by Marshall Trimble on January 26,…

SunBird Garden Club prepares for busy fall

Bougainvillea

  Lois Anderson, Publicity Bougainvillea are one of the most common plants used in the Arizona garden. The colorful part of the bloom is not the flowers; they are tiny and usually white. The flowers are embraced by large, papery vividly colored bracts, which are modified leaves. This is the reason they are colorful for…

Begin The Season With Starter Plants

Argentine cactus in Wayne and Kate Chambers’ yard.

Lois Anderson If one is lucky enough to have a cactus plant in one’s yard perhaps you have enjoyed blooms such as the ones pictured. This Argentine cactus is in Wayne and Kate Chambers’ yard and had a large number of flowers this past spring. Kate has offered to give out starter plants this fall…