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Every week one our desert gardeners provides expert advice on making your desert garden bloom. They'll take you to some of their favorite landscapes in Las Vegas and introduce you to horticultural experts working in Southern Nevada.Angela O'Callaghan is Associate Professor, Nevada Cooperative Extension - Specialist in Social Horticulture. Norm Schilling is owner of Schilling Horticulture Group in Las Vegas. His prior experience includes horticulture supervisor at UNLV and lead groundskeeper at the Gardens at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve (formerly the Desert Demonstration Garden). He's an ISA certified arborist and teaches a variety of horticulture and tree care topics. You're invited to submit questions to Desert Bloom.Check out Norm Schilling's list of "Wonderful Plants on the Cheap and Easy" and "Norm's Favorite Desert Trees".Send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What can we learn from the recent streak of triple digit days. Hint: It’s a desert out there. Here’s Norm Schilling.
Not everyone loves cactus.
There’s red yucca, yellow yucca and then there’s the really giant one . And what do you get if you leave a yucca plant alone for ten years - a really big one.
Even though we might think tending our gardens is a leisure activity, raising flowers, fruits and vegetables does require a certain amount of work.
It’s not planting season with one exception says Norm Schilling.
If you’ve committed to a veggie garden then you’ll know in this desert climate it should be well underway by now, but Norm Schilling has a different approach to his veggie garden this year.
Growing plants in raised beds is one sure way to save on gardener’s backache.
What’s the effect of wind on our yards? Norm Schilling takes stock of the impact of the last week’s high winds in the Las Vegas Valley.
Drought. Water shortages. Scary to contemplate, but is it as serious as all that?
With spring in full swing Norm Schilling reviews the desert natives that inhabit his yard.
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