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.
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A 1-acre facility in North Las Vegas serves its surrounding community through researching and demonstrating fruit production under Nevada’s desert climate.
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.
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.
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.
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.