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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.
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.
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.