Re-engineering is a popular buzzword. Corporations use it to describe changes they are making. Basically, it means reassessing what you can to capitalize on what you have. This also holds true for re-establishing landscapes.
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I asked Pete Duncombe, horticulturist at the Springs Preserve, to answer some questions that have come my way.
I’ve heard of recycling paper, compost, grass and other things but a gardener recycling plants? That’s how Robin Huhn and Gary Solomon landscaped their yard. They were one of the winners at this year’s SNWA Landscape Awards in the do-it-yourself category.
Here are some questions I addressed this past week.
Green-thumbers Janet and Don Knight from Northern California became brown-thumbers when they started gardening in Las Vegas, but now they’re green-thumbers again. In fact, they are producing vegetables year-round to sell at the farmers market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday at 333 S. Valley View Blvd.
Once again, vegetables seemed to be on gardeners’ minds as well as an unusual insect living in the ground.
Grapes and vegetables seemed to be on people’s minds this week.
Here are some questions I answered recently.
Here are some questions I dealt with this week. I hope the answers are helpful to you.
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.