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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.
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.
Norm isn’t so much concerned with recent low temperatures. It’s the wind that threatens damage.
You've planned ahead. Now's the time to cut down that tree. It's only taken a few years, but Norm's been planning for a fall when he can take out a tree.
Fall is a great time to add plants to your yard, Norm Schilling has a list for your next trip to the nursery.
Like many Mojave gardeners, I have a couple of dwarf trees, plums and nectarines, for my own fruit in the late spring.
Temperatures are cooling down – some – in the Las Vegas valley, and Norm Schilling has a look at the casualties of summer.
Nobody would ever call the Mojave Desert a commercially important fruit production region, but home orchards are popular, and no wonder.
An aging pool brings all kinds of problems. Even though we love the lush look of plants surrounding a pool, Norm Schilling explains it's a potentially expensive dilemma.
Over a decade ago on this show, I talked about the opening of Cooperative Extension’s office in Green Valley.
Resist the urge to feed the bad habits of your desert trees says Norm Schilling. There's water from the sky this week, but let desert trees do what they do best.
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