Tag: gardening

Garden Information: Invasive Stinknet Weed

Nancy Mumpton Stinknet is a fast-moving, invasive weed in Arizona and locally in Sun Lakes. It has green “carrot-like” leaves and rounded flowers. The leaves smell pungent and can be allergenic. It emerges from November to April and starts flowering in February. Seed is easily spread by wind and traffic. It loves to sprout along in…

Gardening with Essential Oils

JoAnne Gaudioso Essential oils can be valuable tools for every gardener, whether you are taking care of indoor plants or an outdoor garden. Not only are essential oils a natural alternative to harsh gardening chemicals, but they are also effective and easy to use. Whether you are trying to chase away garden pests, improve health…

The March Garden Club Rock Has Been Found!

Laurie Doyle The final Garden Club Rock of the Month has been found. Irene Treece found the March rock hidden in one of the planters by the post office. She had looked in the planter several times on her walk, but this time she saw the sparkle of the gold glitter. Irene has earned herself…

SunBird Garden Club Season Ending

Laurie Doyle The SunBird Garden Club has wrapped up the 2020-21 season. While the usual meetings and events were suspended due to the coronavirus, the Garden Club remained active, maintaining the numerous gardens in SunBird, as well as assisting in creating new gardens and viewing spots. The garden spot along Championship Road in front of…

January Garden Club Rock Found

Lisa and Denali

Laurie Doyle The January Garden Club rock has been found! Lisa Onyx and her dog, Denali, found the January rock hidden next to a tree along the grassy knoll on the north side of the clubhouse. Lisa and Denali spent days searching the rock gardens throughout SunBird, as they made their daily walks. They were…

Have You Seen Me?

Laurie Doyle I am the SunBird Garden Club’s March Rock of the Month. I can be found among the cacti, plants, and other landscape in the rock gardens. If you find me, take me home and call Garden Club member Mary Jane Mogden at 815-861-1755. The first person who captures the rock will return it…

Is Your Yard Weed-Free?

ACC Committee SunBird homeowners are solely responsible for keeping their property free of all dead/dying weeds. The warmer weather we’ve been having, accompanied by rain, will start bringing out the weeds! It is strongly advised to have your yard sprayed with a pre-emergent, and the best time to have this done is now. Please remember to spray/pull…

Garden Club Endorses CC&R Proposal Change

Laurie Doyle The SunBird Garden Club Board voted unanimously to endorse the HOA proposal to add a $300 capital improvement fee paid by new homeowners to be designated for golf course projects. Projects will be limited to those that benefit the entire community, such as improvements to irrigation and storm water ponds. The Garden Club…

Have You Seen Me?

Laurie Doyle I am the SunBird Garden Club’s January Rock of the Month. I can be found amongst the cacti, plants, and other landscape, in the rock gardens. If you find me, take me home and call garden club member Mary Jane Mogdans at 815-861-1755. The first person who captures the rock will return it…

Garden Club News

Laurie Doyle The Garden Club has been busy working throughout the community while keeping safe and abiding by the COVID restrictions. We had a successful plant sale on Community Garage Sale day, of plants we propagate and nurture throughout the year. We also sold several sets of 2020 Golf Ball Allium flowers. Thank you to…