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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.
Find a shady spot in the yard and try one of these plants recommended by Norm Schilling.
Norm Schilling loves to garden - but that doesn't mean you have to. Here are some plants for the sunniest parts of your yard that require next to no attention!
Angela O'Callaghan has some thoughts on what makes the desert a "Desert".
How often and how much? Norm Schilling reminds us that proper drip irrigation requires some planning.
While we have temperatures near 60 degrees in Southern Nevada it is still Winter - and there's plenty to do in the yard. Norm Schilling runs through chores which you'll need to do this season on today's Desert Bloom.
Angela O'Callaghan has some horticultural resolutions for the New Year.
It's too late for holiday gifts for the gardener on your list...but our Desert Bloom hosts have plenty of wishes for the season.
Arborist Norm Schilling laments the practice of 'topping' Mulberry and other trees.
If you have yet to buy a Christmas Tree - then Angela O'Callaghan has some good arguments for a living one.
Angela O'Callaghan advises that if we get a hard freeze this winter many of our ornamental plants may suffer.