Photos of fall colors in the landscape

Fall colors can be found everywhere in the Demonstration and Test Gardens.

Take a walk through the demonstration gardens this fall as Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardeners explain the colors of autumn.

The tour is free to the public.

Join the Master Gardeners on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. for a tour of plants which have great color when the weather cools.

Add shades of red, yellow, orange and purple to your garden with desert-hardy pistache, pomegranate, three leaf sumac regal mist and more.  Read more!

 

Clip art remembering our VetsOriginally, Veterans Day was called “Armistice Day,” and the date was chosen to commemorate the signing of the armistice with Germany that ended hostilities during World War I.

The armistice, signed on November 11, 1918, did not officially end that war, however. That came on June 28, 1919, with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. On the other hand, since the U.S. never signed the Treaty of Versailles like the other Allies, one could say that for the U.S. at least, the November 11 armistice really did end the war.

At first, the focus of Armistice Day was on the veterans of World War I, though it was always meant to honor all veterans of foreign wars, who risked their lives on the battle field to secure the freedoms of all Americans.

Over time, with the passing away of the World War I generation and the coming of new conflicts during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, the focus on the 1918 Armistice was lost and the name of the holiday was changed.

Additionally, today, Veterans Day is generally regarded as honoring all those who ever served in the U.S. Armed Force rather than only those who actually fought in a war. Read more!

It’s time to reserve your bare root fruit tree today.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Research Center and Demonstration Orchard has ordered and prepaid for a variety of bare root fruit trees that will be delivered early next year—sometime in January or early February.

All varieties listed grow and produce fruit at the Research Center.

The fruit tree varieties can be seen at the Research Center located at 4600 Horse Dr. North Las Vegas, Nev.

Pre-order yours today!

TurkeyDinnerHolidays like President’s Day and Martin Luther King Day, are just ours, but they have no particular ritual attached. July 4 has fireworks, but those should be done on a large scale. On Thanksgiving, most US residents perform the same activity on the same day, and eat a similar meal.
While planning Thanksgiving dinner, I thought about making a meal where the whole menu evolved in this part of the world. Most comes from Central and South America, but nonetheless, America.

The turkey is a North American. Benjamin Franklin wanted it to be our National Bird – that would be interesting on the great seal of the United States! Read how Angela O’Callaghan covers all of the foods and countries of origin.