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October demonstration garden tour set

Posted 9/2/2014

Get your garden ready for fall planting

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners have scheduled the October garden tour—Time to Plan(t). The tour, scheduled for October 4, is free and open to the public. Master Gardeners will discuss how planning and planting go together for plants that can spruce up your desert landscape. The tour lasts about 1 ½ hours.

To join the tour, meet in the Courtyard located at the Lifelong Learning Center, 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 or call the Master Gardener Help Desk at 702-257-5555 or visit the Facebook page. The last garden tour is Saturday, November 15, “Alternative to the Tired Ten.”

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