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Desert Gardening in Southern Nevada, January 2021

The Master Gardener Volunteers of Southern Nevada provides horticultural information on gardens, landscapes, plants and other related topics. This newsletter is one of many resources of information available to the public to help accomplish that mission.

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A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Poverty Sumpweed

This fact sheet contains information on poverty sumpweed for homeowners to identify and manage the plant. Learn about the properties of the plant and the control methods to manage the plant.

Chorispora tenella

A Northern Nevada Homeowner’s Guide to Identifying and Managing Blue Mustard

This fact sheet contains information on ways to identify and manage blue mustard. Learn interesting facts about the plant and the control methods to manage the plant.

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The results of a Nevada’s Washoe County Horticulture Needs Assessment identified the following issues: home food production and edible landscaping, diagnosis and management of plant pests (insects, disease, weeds), local food production and urban agriculture, sustainable landscaping practices (including native plant landscaping), and landscape water conservation. In addition, the Mojave Desert’s unique conditions require special training. Extension offices in both Clark and Washoe Counties receive thousands of phone calls and emails, as well as visits to the office, from people requesting assistance, which can easily overwhelm faculty and staff resources.

Across Nevada, Extension Master Gardeners volunteer over 40,000 hours each year. Some Master Gardener volunteer activities are consistent throughout the state, including teaching classes, offering garden tours, staffing information booths at community events, and answering questions in person at Extension offices and through email and telephone. In addition, Master Gardeners in each county performed activities and events specific to the county. Master Gardeners also presented for the Southern Utah Green conference.

Have a gardening question?

If you have questions about gardening in Nevada, let us know! We're here to help you with your plant questions. Here's our info. We hope you reach out.

Washoe County Master Gardeners
Phone: 775-784-4848
Text: 775-399-8522

Clark County Master Gardeners
Phone: 702-257-5555


Meet the leadership team

Wendy Hanson Mazet
Program Leader & Contact
Heidi Kratsch
Program Leader
Lori Leas
Program Leader & Contact
Clark County - Las Vegas
Angela O'Callaghan
Program Leader
Clark County - Las Vegas

Extension Director's Office | On the campus of University of Nevada, Reno