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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.
Since we have four or five growing seasons here in the great American Southwest, we’re able to ask the question that gardeners in many other regions only wish they could, what do you want f
Some plants are surviving the summer in your yard . That doesn’t mean they’re happy. Norm Schilling offers his advice.
Norm Schilling has profiles of figs and pomegranates – two fruits that thrive in the desert.
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.
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