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What survived the summer?

Posted 8/25/2015

Lantana’s grow hardily at Cooperative Extension’s Demonstration and Test Gardens.

Lantana’s grow hardily at Cooperative Extension’s Demonstration and Test Gardens.

Join University of Nevada Cooperative Extension on Saturday, September 19 for a workshop on Gardening in Small Places: using native and desert adapted plants in the landscape from 8 a.m. to noon. If you hear native and desert adapted plants and think of only cactus, you couldn’t be more wrong! There is a lot of beauty in the desert and not all of it is spiny. Professor M.L. Robinson will show and tell you about the plants you can use to have a beautiful and colorful desert garden all while saving money, energy and water! Homeowners and other interested parties are welcome to attend.

Class space is limited and pre-registration is required. There is a $25 fee which includes class materials.

To register for the workshop held at the Lifelong Learning Center (8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev., I-215 and Windmill Lane), email Elaine Fagin or call 702-257-5573.

The next Gardening in Small Places workshop dates are October 3, Tree selection and care; and November 21, Growing fruit at home.

Master Gardeners set fall garden tours

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners have scheduled garden tours for fall 2015. 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 begin at 10 a.m.

The series begins on Saturday, September 19, 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 of 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 Master Gardener Facebook page.

The October 3 garden tour topic is Just trees and the November 21 garden tour topic is 50 Shades of Green.

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