Tag: gardening

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…

Weeds

Bonnie Marcus (Weed Witch), Community Administrator We are now officially in monsoon season. This time of year we can expect warmer temperatures, heavy winds, thunderstorms, dust storms, rain and weeds. Please check your property for weeds on a regular basis; they do pop up overnight. It is much easier to fight weeds with prevention and…

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…

Weeds

Bonnie Marcus (Weed Witch), Community Administrator We are now officially in monsoon season. This time of year we can expect warmer temperatures, heavy winds, thunderstorms, dust storms, rain and weeds. The winds can cause breakage of limbs and trees that have not been maintained. Trees and limbs can fall and cause property damage to your…