Gardening Etcetera: We have to get ourselves again to the backyard tour | Native

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One garden one the tour: a beautiful community and teaching garden that thrives from the monsoon humidity and the loving care of many volunteers.


Carol Fritzinger

FRANK BRANHAM

You are cordially invited to “Flagstaff’s Finest Vegetable Garden Tour” on Saturday, August 21st, from 10am to 4pm. The tour, sponsored by Coconino County Master Gardeners and Warner’s Nursery, will showcase eight gardens across Flagstaff.

There are four residential gardens, a micro-farm, a church garden and two educational / research facilities. Tickets for this event are $ 15 and will be available on the 21st at 9:00 a.m. at Warner’s Nursery (1101 E Butler Ave, Flagstaff). The proceeds go to Coconino Master Gardeners to fund grants for special gardening projects and gardening education. Each garden shows the challenges of our unique environment.

Although these gardens are primarily vegetable gardens, there are also flowers, shrubs, and fruit trees. Many have beautiful native plants that attract pollinators. As you stroll through these delightful gardens, ask questions and hear stories from the hosts and volunteers.

A garden that is on a historic bean farm is decorated with antique farming implements that are a reminder of its legacy. In this garden, vintage sinks, troughs and an old utility vehicle are used creatively as container gardens. It has an amazing variety of vegetables, flowers and fruit trees. There is also a koi pond that is home to birds and other pollinators. Horses, goats, rabbits and a variety of poultry also live on the farm.