Cheryl Hume gathers roses the way some kids collect Pokemon. She grows at least 1,000 plants on her half acre near Smoke Ranch Road and Decatur Boulevard. “I never met a rose I didn’t like,” she said.
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Growing plants in the valley can seem daunting. But more than a century of practice has led to some tried and true techniques, and there are a few places to learn them for little or no money.
The unusually mild winter has led to an early bloom in the valley, with flowers on display everywhere from traffic mediums and vacant lots to remote spots near Frenchman Mountain.
Despite the dry and hot climate, it’s possible to garden in the Las Vegas Valley, so Henderson View looks at three local clubs dedicated to educating the public on desert gardening.
The Mojave Desert might not sound like the ideal climate to experience springtime gardening, but a research center in the northwest area is providing residents with the knowledge to take gardening to the next level.
Spring is when flowers begin to bloom and many people look to re-energize their gardens. While Summerlin does not have any dedicated gardening clubs, it does have residents who enjoy gardening and belong to flower clubs.
Q: I found fuzzy things on my oak leaves. What are they and should I be concerned?
Henderson resident Debra Jacobson used her green thumbs to replant pride in her neighborhood.
Fifteen children gather in the garden at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road.
Urban gardeners who are new to the valley quickly learn that Las Vegas enjoys mild winters, making it possible to grow plants year-round. Mid- to late March are good times for plants such as artichokes, asparagus, beets, parsley, parsnips, radishes, spinach and turnips.
When you drive through the Vegas Heights neighborhood, you may not expect to find peanuts, collard greens, rice and cotton growing.
A 1-acre facility in North Las Vegas serves its surrounding community through researching and demonstrating fruit production under Nevada’s desert climate.
Helen Brown’s house is perched on the foothills of Frenchman Mountain, exposing it to unfettered wind, and that makes it a challenging place to grow crops.
Through customer reviews, public interest and a monthly newsletter sent to approximately 17,000 people, Gilcrease Orchard has continuously attracted a new and regular flow of visitors to its 60-acre farm.
The Las Vegas Valley is known for its desert climate, but Henderson residents have shown there are still ways to be creative when it comes to gardening. Get outdoor tips from the Acacia Demonstration Gardens, Master Gardener Jeneane Young and dinosaur decorating enthusiast Steve Springer.
Growing up in Michigan, Southwest resident Julie Gardner always dreamt of tending her own flower beds and lawn. It was only fitting when she married into her last name almost 37 years ago.