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Master Gardeners offer program on irrigation

March 20, 2019

BULLHEAD CITY — A frequent puzzle facing homeowners and gardeners in the Southwest is how much water to give certain plants.

Too much water can be as devastating as applying too little; both can lead to the premature demise of flowers, shrubs, trees and other plants.

The Bullhead City Master Gardeners will present a program Thursday which will take some of the mystery out of the problem of how often — and how much — to water plants.

“Irrigation: Determining plant needs and planning for and setting up a functioning system,” will be preseinted free of charge at 2 p.m. at the Bullhead City branch of the Mohave County Library, 1170 Hancock Road.

Bill Stillman, Master Gardener Emeritus, will be the primary speaker. He has been a successful gardener in the area for more than 20 years, growing citrus, pomegranates and a wide variety of trees, shrubs and native plants on his property. He will be assisted by Leroy Jackson and Dennis Lesowsky.

The program is part of the local Master Gardeners’ monthly series on a wide range of horticultural topics, presented the third Thursday of each month from September through May. The educational sessions are free to the public and are presented by the Bullhead City, Fort Mohave, Mohave Valley and Laughlin Master Gardeners, who have been certified through the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Program.

For more information, go to the Mohave County Library-Bullhead City branch website or call the University of Arizona Mohave County Cooperative Extension office at 928-753-3788.

• The Kingman Area Master Gardeners will present a free spring planting workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Digit Kingman Community Garden, 2301 Lillie Ave., next to Cecil Davis Park in Kingman.

Topics will include summer vegetables, flowers for pollinators, crop rotation, cover crops and irrigation.

The workshop is open to the public and offered free of charge by the University of Arizona Mohave County Cooperative Extension office.

For more information, call the extension office at 928-753-3788.