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Bob Morris

Bob Morris

Bob Morris is a horticulture expert living in Las Vegas and professor emeritus for the University of Nevada. Visit his blog at xtremehorticulture.blogspot.com. Send questions to Extremehort@aol.com.

Want the scoop on your landscape soil? Try the jar test

With the valley’s housing developments, landscape soil can undergo a wide variety of changes that might not relate to the original soil at all.

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Paring down a list of pear trees to grow in the desert

Pear trees can be roughly divided into two types: European and Asian. This distinction is not just about origin but also the fruit they produce.

Nevada Garden Clubs hosting free flower show

The club welcomes the public, as well as possible entrants, to its free show Saturday on the grounds of Lorenzi Park.

How much water does your landscape need?

Their areas of origin and how they have evolved make the watering requirements for mesic plants and xeric plants vastly different.

Humidity from rain can cause lawn diseases

Some lawns experienced disease problems that lingered after we had high humidity because of the rain. That change in our weather encouraged plant diseases to occur.

Event speakers to offer advice on saving water

The Center for Urban Water Conservation in North Las Vegas will host an educational event Oct. 14 for homeowners and HOA members who want to save water on their landscapes.