In The Garden series continues
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners answer questions
During their monthly garden work days, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners invite the community to visit the Demonstration and Test Gardens. As part of the In The Garden series, residents may bring their gardening questions on the following days during Oct.:
CHILDREN’S (VEGETABLE) GARDEN
Tuesdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, 9 a.m. — seasonal maintenance of the vegetable and fruit plots.
Saturdays, Oct. 8 and 22, 9 a.m. — Junior Master Gardeners — teaching children where food comes from
Monday, Oct. 3, 1 p.m. — Monarch migration is underway and some are visiting the 26 different species of milkweed planted
Mondays, Oct. 10 and 24, 9 a.m. — final preparations for the last “rose flush” of the season
Tuesday, Oct. 11, 8:30 a.m. — pruning deciduous fruit trees after the leaves drop
Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m. —Fall is for Planting — it’s time to spruce up your yard!
Fridays, at 10 a.m. — tour of the various garden areas
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. — harvesting and planting of cool season herbs
Sherry Swensk, KLAS TV 8, visited the gardens and offered a great overview of the Demonstration and Test Garden area.
Master Gardeners will answer questions and demonstrate proper seasonal plant care techniques. Visitors should be prepared to be outdoors (sun protection, closed toe shoes, drinking water). The gardens surround the Cooperative Extension building at 8050 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, Nev. and feature 1300 species of desert-adapted plants that are identified by botanical and common names.
For meeting locations or other questions email or call the Master Gardener Help Desk at 702-257-5555. Master Gardener volunteers staff the desk Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. — 3 p.m.