Gardening workshops scheduled at university

The UNLV Continuing Education is offering several gardening classes during May and June.

Growing and Using Herbs From Your Yard will be taught from 2-4 p.m. May 31. Master gardener and plant consultant Amy Zeldenrust will teach the session, which will focus on herbs that will grow in your garden year-round and how to use them for easy hors d’oeuvre and cooking ideas. Participants will experiment with fresh herbs and sample different recipes in class.

Container Gardening for Las Vegas is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. June 7. Topics to be discussed include using the correct soil, planting methods, types of containers and proper watering for pots. Beginners will learn some easy plant combinations; seasoned green thumbs will add interest with alternate plants and more complex combinations.

Enjoy Four Seasons of Color and Fragrance Right Outside Your Door will be taught from 2-4 p.m. June 14. Participants will learn how to take their yards from blah to beautiful with desert-hardy trees, shrubs and vines, and get ideas for plants and placement for year-round success in the desert’s challenging climate.

Cost is $35 per session. All classes will be held on UNLV’s Paradise campus, 851 E. Tropicana Ave.

Advance registration is required. To register or obtain more information, call 702-895-3394 or visit www.continuing

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