October gardening classes at Acacia Park
Southern Area Master Gardeners—for the 10th year—will offer a series of free classes at Acacia Park in the fall. Classes are offered in partnership with the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department and are published in “Henderson Happenings.” All classes are taught by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardener instructors and begin at 9 a.m. Pre-registration is requested by visiting the City of Henderson website and clicking Online Registration.
Native and Adaptive Plants will be presented by Master Gardener Denise McConnell on October 4. Using plants in your landscape that are likely to survive will make your landscape less costly and still be beautiful. This class will include a tour of the Demonstration Garden at Acacia Park. After the heat and wind of the summer, you will be able to see how plants survive and how they can add beauty to your landscape. Master Gardeners will assist with the tours and answer your questions.
The topic for the October 11 class is Crops to Grow by Master Gardener Jeanne Toscano. What edible crops will grow in Henderson? Are there varieties that will grow better than others? Will using seedlings make it easier? Can you still plant tomatoes? Come and join the discussion and bring all your questions.
On October 18 Master Gardener Novella Holland will talk about Palms, Cactus and Succulents. You can see a variety of palms in the Las Vegas valley and wonder how they would look in your yard. But even more important is how much work will they require, how long are they expected to live, and what kind of maintenance is required.
Get ready for Trick or Treats on October 25. Master Gardener Loretta Oakes has a few tricks up her sleeve as she introduces kids to festive plant projects as Halloween approaches. All children — young and young at heart — are invited to attend. Early registration is recommended as space fills quickly.
Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners will have an “Ask a Master Gardener” table at the Park on class days. Acacia Park is located at 50 Casa Del Fuego (Intersection of 215 and 515) in Henderson, Nev. Master Gardener volunteers are also available to answer questions through the Home Gardening Help Line at 702-257-5555. The Help Line is staffed Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.