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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…

SunBird Garden Club

Lois Anderson Time for a quick quiz! Name the dean of Arizona historians. In 1997, name the man appointed by the governor as the official state historian. Name the author of 21 books on Arizona. Name a cowboy singer, humorist and storyteller. The answer to all these items is Marshall Trimble. The SunBird Garden Club…

SunBird Garden Club news

Now is the time for all of those SunBird gardeners left behind in the triple digit heat to take a look around our yards. Most of the land around our houses is covered with rock but there may be a few trees, bushes, cacti or succulents that could use a long cool drink. If your…

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…

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…