Tag: gardening

It’s time to trim your palm trees

Bonnie Marcus, Community Administrator Just a friendly reminder that as summer is approaching us it is time to have your palm trees trimmed. Pruning should be performed no more than once a year if done, preferably at the end of June or July. Please determine if it is time for you to prune your palm…

Garden Club

Sue McCutcheon The March Garden Club field trip to Leaf and Feather Nursery and Aviary was a terrific activity to further the beautification of SunBird. The two to three acres of nursery and aviary are an oasis in the desert with tall trees shading the area. Near the exterior the fowl are caged. If you…

SunBird Garden Club news

Barb Ott and Pat McGonegle supervised the Garden Club project.

Lois Anderson Recently, the SunBird Garden Club and the SunBird Canadian Club joined funds to improve a small plot of golf course land located on the northwest corner of SunBird Blvd. and Cypress Point. Barb Ott and Pat McGonegle, Garden Club members, supervised the project. The layout features a dry riverbed, several desert hearty plants…

Conservation Corner

Pauline Lee Waste Free Kitchen Handbook by Dana Gunders guides the reader to eating well, while saving money by wasting less food. Furthermore, the environment benefits because wasted food decomposes in landfills to form methane, a greenhouse gas that is 34 times more potent than carbon dioxide. This easy to use book has practical strategies, engaging…

SunBird Garden Club to meet March 11

On March 11, the Garden Club will visit the Leaf & Feather Farm, a nursery aviary located at 50598 W. Mayer, Maricopa. Every plant, tree and cacti is home grown in AZ. The nursery aviary is maintained by owners/operators, Bob and Dan, who started this business as a retirement project in 1998. They are extremely…

January Garden Club had an outstanding speaker

Ron Dinchak spent 42 years as an environmental educator at Mesa Community College. Although he is retired, today he gives talks about the environment and teaches classes at the Veterans Oasis Park. He has also written a book called Landscape Plants for Southwest Arizona. Mr. Dinchak explained how the deserts are becoming bigger. One of…

Did you know?

Bonnie Marcus, Community Administrator It’s that time of year again, January–March 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…

Garden Club home tour

Sue McCutcheon Hurry! Hurry! Get your 2016 Garden Club tickets for the Tour of Homes on March 6. Tickets are limited and will not be available at the homes. This is an alteration to the previous years’ formats. Tickets are on sale for $10 each at the SunBird Office. See what renovations others have done…

Did you know?

Bonnie Marcus, Community Administrator 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…

Garden Club news

Sue McCutcheon The Garden Club’s first meeting of the 2015-2016 year was held on November 13 in the Ballroom. This has been a challenging beginning for Jean Mrugala, the current President. She lost three of the people in key positions due to health issues, the Vice President, historian and home tour organizer. However, the membership…