Pretty pink roseNo matter what the climate — extremes of temperature, precipitation, and sunshine — people want roses blooming in their yards.

There are about 100 species, and thousands of cultivars, of this flower.

Even in the parched Mojave Desert, they can be desirable additions to the garden.

The public is invited to view the entries of the “We Never Promised You a Rose Garden, But We Got One” Rose Show from 1 – 4 p.m. at Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center located at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev.

Pear tree in Botanical Gardens.

Pear tree located at the Outdoor Education Center’s Botanical Gardens.

Figs, nectarines, peaches, apricots, pears, apples, strawberries, cantaloupe, grapes and blackberries are just a few of the fruits you can grow at home.

The fruit varieties may be different than what you’re used to but the results can still be spectacular.

Let Angela O’Callaghan, social horticulturist, explain what plant attributes to look for when planning your home orchard.

Homeowners and other interested parties are welcome to attend the Gardening in Small Places workshop.

Clip art remembering our Vets

All Cooperative Extension offices will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10 in observance of Veteran’s Day (Nov. 11).