Welcome to the new Antelope Garden Club website
We are located in Chino Valley Arizona
We meet the first Thursday of every month  at the Chino Valley Community Church
located on the Northeast corner of Hwy 89 and Road 3 North. Meetings start at 6:30pm

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Penstemons a water wise choice for your garden


This is the perfect plant to add to your hummingbird garden. The Penstemon eatonii is native to the western states of the United States and is perfect addition to your Arizona garden.


The plant has spikes of clustered, tubular, scarlet red blossoms with yellow hairs on their lower lip which is what inspires the common “beard” name to the flower; the flowers are very attractive to hummingbirds.


If you are planting a garden in hopes of attracting a hummer, these will most likely do the trick . They multiply and will quickly need to be divided.


One of the largest collections of penstemon species in North America is found at The Arboretum at Flagstaff, which hosts a Penstemon Festival each summer.


Penstemon blooms from Feb-April


At maturity it can reach 24-36” inches high and 15” wide

Penstemon(mary barnes)

Another Successful Plant Sale

IMG_1176 IMG_1175 IMG_1170We’d like to thank all of you that attended our plant sale this year. The funds we raise allow us to maintain public gardens in Chino Valley . A special thanks to our contributors without whom this sale would not be possible.

Contributors include:
   Antelope Garden Club Members and Friends
   Bonnie Plant Farm
   Color Spot
   Earthworks Landscape & Supply
   Mortimer Nursery & Landscaping
   Valley Tree Farm
   V&P Nurseries Inc.
   Watters Design & Garden Center
Site:  Walgreen’s, Chino Valley
Raffle donation:  Wilby’s Compost  

Tables: Friends of the Library


This entry was posted on May 12, 2014, in Events.

Growing Irises In Chino Valley

This beautiful Winged Commander Iris was grown by one of our

club members here in Chino Valley.

Winged Commander(mary barnes)

Irises are very easy to grow.

Click on the picture to learn more.

Don’t miss the annual Spring Iris exhibit at Mortimer’s Nursery  May 17 2014

Click here to downloand the exhibit flyer

Donation to Heritage Middle School

With proceeds from our plant sale we purchased the bark and plants .  There are 2 tree planters and 2 planters of plants.  The plants are hard to see, but they are a Boxwood in the middle and thyme and sedums around it.  They did not want any plants that would attract bees, and they wanted low maintenance.  IMG_0926 IMG_0925 The school grounds people did the planting.


Donation to Chino Valley High School

image001This year proceeds from our annual plant sale have allowed us to donate gardening tools to the Chino Valley High School. The students have two green houses and will start by growing tomatoes. They are in need of more garden tools so anyone who has extra tools at home please contact the high school to make a donation.

This entry was posted on September 9, 2013, in Events.

Potato Challenge


Club members have tried growing potatoes for the past few years – some in  pots, some in the ground, some with starts from a nursery, some by cutting up store bought potatoes, with varied results.  We will try it again this year – planting time is around St. Patrick’s day.