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Master Gardeners set fall garden tours

Posted 8/21/2014

Get your garden ready for fall planting

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners have scheduled three garden tours for fall 2014. The tours are free and open to the public. Master Gardeners will discuss various plants, how to care for them and their uses in the home landscape. Tours last about 1 ½ hours.

The first fall tour is Saturday, September 20, “What Survived the Summer.” Learn what plants give color and interest to the desert landscapes through the heat of the summer.

To join the tour, meet in the Courtyard at the Lifelong Learning Center located at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev. by 10 a.m. Walking shoes, water, hats, etc. are suggested. Groups (five or more people) are requested to call Ann Edmunds, program coordinator, at 702-257-5587 at least two weeks in advance.

The Demonstration Gardens contain over 500 species of desert appropriate landscape plants, including: trees, shrubs, perennials, palms, cacti and agaves. Plants are identified by botanical and common names. The grounds are open for self-guided walks on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Future garden tour dates are Saturday, October 4, “Time to Plan(t)” and November 15, “Alternative to the Tired Ten.”

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