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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.
Norm Schilling didn’t like his crepe myrtle so he’s not sad it was a casualty of the storm. That and more thoughts on the impact of our summer weather.
When I first moved to the great American Southwest, I took a drive up to Mesquite to see some more of Clark County. It happened to be quite a windy day on the I-15.
When do you need to a grow a lawn?
When you want to kill a lawn. Norm Schilling explains.
When I got back from vacation a couple of weeks ago, I couldn’t believe how wild my garden had grown in just a short period.
Feeling a little envious of those magnificent cactus flowers you're seeing around? Norm Schilling tells us how to get them in this edition of Desert Bloom.
Take a small step for big rewards this Spring. Norm Schilling is in the yard with that advice.
This might be the year that you start growing your own – vegetables.
As we spring forward, Norm Schilling has some timely reminders for the yard. Turning the clocks forward is a good time to check on your irrigation system.
Norm Schilling tackles some easy pruning to put his pomegranates into pole position.
So here we are, in the heart of winter, or what we desert denizens call winter, and that means it’s time to start planning the spring garden. I spent the holidays in way upstate New York.