Tag: gardening

Attention homeowners – time to trim your palm trees

  ACC Committee With summer here, it is time to begin trimming your palm trees. Please do not do them too early. The palm flowers will begin to come out around the end of May and June. After your palm flowers and the fruit sticks have grown out, this is the best time to trim…

SunBird Garden Club enjoys outing at the Olive Mill

  Jackie Cox Enjoying friendship, sunshine and a tasty lunch at the Olive Mill on April 12 were members of the SunBird Garden Club. Besides this spring tour, a home tour and a tea, members of the 50-member club enjoy six months each year of programs and friendship. Some members also plant and water selected…

SunBird Garden Club news

  Jackie Cox Jim and Julie Anderson welcomed Garden Club Tour guests to their home on March 11. Their home was one of seven on the tour, an Augusta model. Peggy White’s home featured original and eclectic SunBird outstanding artists’ work. Another home featured ceramics and lapidary works. Over 270 people came, with much of…

Garden Club to visit The Olive Mill

  Toni Greisiger The Garden Club will be visiting the Queen Creek Olive Mill after their regular meeting on Friday, April 13. This is a family-owned company that grows and presses olives for the production of high-quality extra virgin olive oil from blossom to bottle. Daily tours at the mill explain how extra virgin olive…

Weeds and unsightly landscaping

  At this time of year, you should have already prepared for the upcoming weed season. I have seen many homes preparing for the weeds in January and February with the pre-emergence herbicides. This application should be applied twice a year, January-February, and again in July-August (winter rains or summer monsoons), but it’s not too…

House and Garden Tour set for Sunday, March 11

  Toni Greisiger This year, the SunBird Garden Club is celebrating its 15th year of sponsoring the annual House & Garden Tour. It is our favorite activity when homeowners offer to open their attractive homes and yards for residents to obtain ideas for their own homes. Tickets ($10.00) may be purchased at the HOA office…

Garden Club’s Home and Garden tour set for March 11

Toni Greisiger The Garden Club’s Home and Garden Tour will be held on Sunday, March 11, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Tickets $10.00 each will be available in February. A variety of home models have been selected, some of which have had interesting upgrades the past year. Funds generated will be used to continue maintenance…

SunBird Garden Club news

  Toni Greisinger Have you seen the two large pots filled with geraniums, fern and lady slippers by the new wall at the clubhouse patio? This is just one of the Garden Club’s latest projects. On Tuesday, November 14, 10 Garden Club members, under the direction of Gudie Huffman, Barb Ott and Pat McGonegle, worked…

SunBird Garden Club meetings resume

Lois Anderson What is the SunBird Garden Club? It is a group of people who are interested in gardening and learning about methods used in our desert areas. We also sponsor the annual House and Garden Tour held in March to raise funds to continue working with SunBird HOA and SunBird Golf Inc. to keep…

Conservation Corner

Pesticide – Part 2 Pauline Lee Man has made chemicals to eliminate insects, animals or weeds that are considered to be pests by us. Unfortunately, these pesticides also harm man, other beneficial beings and our environment. Some alternative methods to fighting the pests commonly found around our homes will be discussed. There are several natural…