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Master Gardeners set spring garden tours

Posted 1/19/2016

Rose Garden

Master Gardener’s award-winning Rose Garden.

Various tours scheduled throughout the spring

Learn all about seasonal rose care at the award-winning University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardener’s Rose Garden. Hands-on demonstration classes will provide tips for getting your rose garden ready for spring bloom.

The discussion on Feb. 8 and Feb. 22 will focus on amending the soil and finishing up any winter pruning. Fertilizing for spring, the importance of mulching, wood chips and watering will be discussed on March 7 and Mar 21. All sessions are from 10 a.m. to noon and are held at in the Rose Garden, located in the back of Cooperative Extension’s Demonstration and Test Gardens at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev.

The Master Gardeners continue to offer weekly tours of the entire Demonstration and Test Gardens each Friday at 10 a.m. The gardens contain over 1000 species of desert appropriate landscape plants, including: trees, shrubs, perennials, palms, cacti and agaves. Plants are identified by botanical and common names. For the weekly tours, meet in the front Reception area near the Master Gardener Help Desk. The grounds are also open for self-guided walks weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information email or call the Master Gardener Help Desk at 702-257-5555 or visit the Master Gardener Facebook page.

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