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In The Garden series continues

Posted 9/29/2016

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners answer questions

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Master Gardeners volunteers working in the Herb Garden. Photo courtesy of Glenda Bona, Herb Garden committee chair.

During their monthly garden work days, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners invite the community to visit the Demonstration and Test Gardens. As part of the In The Garden series, residents may bring their gardening questions on the following days during Oct.:

CHILDREN’S (VEGETABLE) GARDEN

Tuesdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, 9 a.m. — seasonal maintenance of the vegetable and fruit plots.

Saturdays, Oct. 8 and 22, 9 a.m. — Junior Master Gardeners — teaching children where food comes from

MONARCH/MILKWEED GARDEN

Monday, Oct. 3, 1 p.m. — Monarch migration is underway and some are visiting the 26 different species of milkweed planted

ROSE GARDEN

Mondays, Oct. 10 and 24, 9 a.m. — final preparations for the last “rose flush” of the season

ORCHARD

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 8:30 a.m. — pruning deciduous fruit trees after the leaves drop

GUIDED TOURS

Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m. —Fall is for Planting — it’s time to spruce up your yard!

Fridays, at 10 a.m. — tour of the various garden areas

HERB GARDEN

Wednesday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. — harvesting and planting of cool season herbs

Sherry Swensk, KLAS TV 8, visited the gardens and offered a great overview of the Demonstration and Test Garden area.

Master Gardeners will answer questions and demonstrate proper seasonal plant care techniques. Visitors should be prepared to be outdoors (sun protection, closed toe shoes, drinking water). The gardens surround the Cooperative Extension building at 8050 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, Nev. and feature 1300 species of desert-adapted plants that are identified by botanical and common names.

For meeting locations or other questions email or call the Master Gardener Help Desk at 702-257-5555. Master Gardener volunteers staff the desk Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. — 3 p.m.

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