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Every week one our desert gardeners provides expert advice on making your desert garden bloom. They'll take you to some of their favorite landscapes in Las Vegas and introduce you to horticultural experts working in Southern Nevada.Angela O'Callaghan is Associate Professor, Nevada Cooperative Extension - Specialist in Social Horticulture. Norm Schilling is owner of Schilling Horticulture Group in Las Vegas. His prior experience includes horticulture supervisor at UNLV and lead groundskeeper at the Gardens at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve (formerly the Desert Demonstration Garden). He's an ISA certified arborist and teaches a variety of horticulture and tree care topics. You're invited to submit questions to Desert Bloom.Check out Norm Schilling's list of "Wonderful Plants on the Cheap and Easy" and "Norm's Favorite Desert Trees".Send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What do you suppose is the most popular American holiday? I mean, after Christmas, what do we spend the most money on, for cards, decorations, even parties?
Your yard could already have plenty of tiny plants ready to grow without spending at the nursery this fall.
Pesticides come with signal words – ranging from caution to danger.
There’s upside and downside for your yard in Monsoon season – Norm Schilling’s been taking a look.
Aphids come out in their thousands whenever temperatures are above 50°. They’re kind of amazing; you may see none on your plants one day, and an infestation the next.
Norm’s been cheering on a hummingbird family in recent weeks. He’ll tell us about that on Desert Bloom.
Whenever we ask you for your garden issues you tell us pests! Norm Schilling makes the connections between a diverse environment in your own back yard and pest control.
We can only describe them here . . . plants for your sense of smell.
If you plan to grow your own salad in our desert environment this summer, it might be a good idea to get started early.
How many of us immigrants into Southern Nevada arrived and were so relieved to learn that we had no allergies?