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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.
Some people might think it’s a bit early to start talking about spring, and cool season planting, but this is Southern Nevada, where the seasons have their own peculiar ways of doing things.
The '12 Days of Christmas’ takes on a botanical theme.
When the Halloween season rolls around, my entire neighborhood is festooned with spider webs, witches hanging in front of windows, and pumpkins all over the place.
Much as I love summer, with its sun filled hundred and ten degree-days, it’s a nice break when temperatures drop into the 90s.
Norm Schilling has some ideas for low maintenance plans suited to our kind of summer.
Cracks in your pool deck or walls? Likely not an earthquake – just bad planning. Norm Schilling talks about the downside of his state champion tree .
My pluot tree is an amazing part of my garden.
Your yard is an ecosystem . . . Norm talks about letting nature take its course with Aphids
Norm Schilling has two plants to consider for your yard, if you’re willing to go a little further to find them first.
Norm has hope if your yard is blooming weeds.