Tag: Gardening

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Louise Grabell, Pinal County Master Gardener Summer’s heat is long gone, so let’s talk irrigation for the winter months ahead. This is the time of year when you can save on your monthly water bills. As the weather gets cooler and many trees and shrubs enter a period of winter dormancy, you should be reducing…

Conservation Corner

Water in our lives Pauline Lee The importance of fresh water in our lives is easy to overlook. The amount of fresh water a person uses is not just the total of his bottled water purchases and the amount of water indicated on his monthly water bill. It turns out fresh water intersects many parts…

Conservation Corner

Pauline Lee While most national parks were established to preserve vast areas of untouched nature from human development, Cuyahoga National Park has a very different story. Before the area was designated a national park, it was ruined and then restored. The park’s centerpiece, the Cuyahoga River, was originally pristine and unblemished until two expanding industrial…

Conservation Corner

Usefulness of solar cooking Pauline Lee If you are using a solar cooker, you can cook anywhere outdoors when the sun is out – in a camp, on the beach, on a boat, outside of an RV, or in the yard. While your food is cooking, you don’t need to stir and tend it; it…

Agaves

The Agave plant.

Adele Wolyn Does this look familiar to you? Did you think like I did when I first moved to Robson Ranch that the Agave at our rental needed water? I found that the dying leaves smelled terrible and looked rotted when I pulled some of them out. Shortly after this occurred, I found out about…