Here are some questions I dealt with this week. I hope the answers are helpful to you.
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June is a good month for gardeners to slow down. Early morning and late evening are the best times to work in your garden.
Lawn questions seem to be on people’s minds along with some other questions.
I hope these answers will help you if you have similar questions.
Cockroaches in a compost pile, bees in the trees and planting gourds were some of the topics I dealt with this week.
Here are some questions I encountered this past week.
For the past 14 years, the Southern Nevada Water Authority has celebrated innovative and water-efficient landscape designs through its Landscape Awards Competition. Homeowners, landscape architects, landscape contractors and the like have earned awards for their efforts to help promote water conservation through designing and creating landscapes that are colorfully spectacular.
It has been hard watching once-lush lawns, shrubs and trees die in abandoned landscapes. It’s also heartening to see water-conserving plants suited for our climate continue to survive even though homeowners turned off the water.
The Cactus and Succulent Society of Southern Nevada and Moon-Sun Cactus & Koi Gardens are hosting the Cactus Show and Art Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and April 21 at Moon-Sun Cactus & Koi Gardens at 6430 McGill Ave. in Las Vegas.
Warming weather brings more questions. I hope these answers will help you.
The Springs Preserve’s gigantic spring plant sale offers a wide variety of unique and hard to find plants, along with many familiar ones adapted to our desert environment.
Here are some questions I dealt with this week.
This week, vegetables and fruit trees dominated the questions. Here are my responses:
Here are some questions I have encountered recently.
Tomatoes are popular in Las Vegas gardens. Along with being popular, they are also finicky.
Flowering annuals bring dramatic color and variety to any landscape. Vibrant pinks of petunias, shimmering reds of zinnias and glowing yellow marigolds stand out over any other flowering plants with little cost. Here are some favorites:
Most of us when we consider developing a landscape are happy with trees, shrubs and lawns. But not Amy Zeldenrust of Avant Gardener. Her yard has garden art, statues, painted walls, mirrors, bird feeders, a curving pathway and unusual containers she’s picked up over the years. It’s inviting, causes excitement and is pleasing to the eye.
Here are some questions that I handled, with frost damage being the prime concern.
We generally experience our last average killing frost about March 15. However, our weather has been relatively mild these past years so frost hasn't been much of a problem. But I do recall a killing frost many years ago in early April. I can hear...
Roses are beautiful and are the most popular flower in America. However, gardeners shy away from them because they require too much maintenance throughout the year. But new trends are developing to make the experience easier, said rosarians Lyn and...
Can you believe spring is about to burst? Fruit buds are swelling, and in a fortnight or so almonds and apricots will be in full bloom. This time of year places a great demand on fruit trees for nutrients. New twigs are elongating, leaves unfolding...
Pruning shrubs is an ongoing task. It is not a yearly pilgrimage to the yard to do major surgery. If you prune right, hand nippers will be the only tool you'll need. It takes care of most problems. I'm sure you've noticed professionals always have...
Growing your own salad bar is one of the easiest ways to garden in our valley. We all recognize salad vegetables as good sources of vitamins and minerals, often calling them "healthy" foods. Cindy Dixon and I will be going over the key points to...
It's time to prune your trees. Pruning can be a tedious job, especially with large trees. Tony Valenti, president of First Choice Trees, covers some of the mistakes homeowners make when pruning large trees. Valenti has been in landscape maintenance...
Bonsai is nothing more than growing a tree in a pot. Bob Kovach finds it to be a very relaxing and rewarding hobby. "I once had a very stressful job so I tried different hobbies but with no satisfaction," he says. "I tried bonsai and became hooked,...