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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 email@example.com.
Angela O'Callaghan muses on the appeal of water as a feature of our landscapes.
We tend to have trouble adjusting to the desert heat...so how do desert plants manage it?
Norm Schilling likes to have fun in the garden... but sometimes it's hard work, too. That's the case when he has to add mulch to amend our desert soil.
Angela O'Callaghan says we shouldn't get too upset when we see bugs in the garden. Before you spray pesticide, remember, there are good bugs.
Norm Schilling tells us how to choose a tree and plant it in a way that will reduce damage from our high winds.
As Spring turns to Summer, Norm Schilling reminds us of some chores to be done in the yard.
Volunteers are working to save endangered cacti and other desert plants that would otherwise be destroyed by expansion of the gypsum mine near Blue Diamond.
When the desert heat takes its toll on you and your outdoor plants, you might want to try your hand at some indoor gardening.
The Desert Demonstration Gardens marked their 20th anniversary last weekend. This time of year some of the showiest blooms at the DDG are on the cacti. Steve Plath tells us about some of the best.
Norm Schilling ventures into a dangerous place...dangerous that is for a gardener who can't say no when he finds an interesting tree.