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Master Gardeners set Nov. garden tour

Posted 10/22/2015

50 Shades of green

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 final fall tour is set for Saturday, November 21, 50 Shades of green. Desert plants have many different, subtle shades of green. Leaf adaptations to our harsh environment may include very tiny leaves, blue or grey coloration, hairy leaves and/or glossy leaves. All give variety to our landscapes.

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 email call Ann Edmunds, program coordinator, at 702-257-5587 at least two weeks in advance.

The Demonstration 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. 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 their Facebook page.

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