Class: Organic Gardening, Gardening in Small Places Series, July 9, 2022, 9 a.m.-noon, Zoom class ($10 fee)
There is a lot of talk about organic gardening, yet people have different ideas about what this means. If you are interested in finding out what organic gardening really is and how you can apply these principles to your home garden then this class is for you. Come learn the principles of organic gardening and how they apply to the home gardener. Register at (Organic Gardening). Instructor Dr. Angela O’Callaghan.
Class: Gardening Book Review, Growing Under the Stars with MGs Series, July 21, 2022, 6-8 p.m. Zoom class (free)
With thousands of gardening books available today, how do you know where to spend your time and money? Gardening books should be informative and in your area of interest. They should be enjoyable and inspiring! And they make great gifts for any occasion-birthdays, anniversaries, Mothers’ Day, Fathers’ Day, etc. This PowerPoint covers some of the recently released gardening books on seed propagation, native plants, attracting beneficial wildlife, and gardening advice specific to Nevada to help you decide on your next read. Register at (Garden Books). Presenter Gail Brandys, MG, MS, CSP (ret).
Class: Getting Ready for Fall and Winter Gardening, Growing Under the Stars with MGs Series, August 10, 2022, 6-8 p.m. Zoom class (free)
The fall can be the most fun time to grow plants. The weather has cooled off with the mornings rather chilly. Most of the insects have gone until the spring. And, because it is not as warm, you use less water. There are an amazing number of vegetables that love our fall weather – many more than like our summers! Come and join Master Gardener Lori Evans to learn how your fall and winter garden can produce some of your most tasty vegetables. Register at (Fall/Winter Gardening).
Night Market at Tivoli Village, Las Vegas, MG Booth, August 13 and September 3, 2022, hours are 5-10 p.m. for August 13th and 5-9 p.m. for September 3rd.
Crafts, collectibles, gifts, foods, and DJs music along with our Master Gardener Booth for your enjoyment and learning experiences. Tivoli Village is location at 400 South Rampart Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89145. Free admission and parking. The booth will provide gardening information, answer your gardening questions and has two free native/desert adapted wildflower seeds packets per family.
Class: Tree Selection and Care, Gardening in Small Places Series, August 27, 2022, 8 a.m.-noon, in person class ($10 fee)
Knowing what trees do best in the Mojave Desert is only part of the story: knowing where to put them, how to plant them and how to care for them can help you prevent some costly mistakes. Learn how to pick a landscape tree and how to care for it. Register at (Tree Selection). Instructor MG Laura Eisenberg.
Class: Native and Desert Adapted Plants, Gardening in Small Places Series, September 10, 2022, 8 a.m.-noon, in person class ($10 fee)
How about using plants that will do well in our soil, will do well with our weather and with our water? You can have a lush landscape while saving energy, water and money! There are so many native and desert adapted plants that will do well in your yard, giving your landscape color and interest. Discover how to use these wonderful plants in your landscape. Register at (Plants). Instructor Professor ML Robinson.
Class: Making Gardening Easier, Growing Under the Stars with MGs Series, September 15, 2022, 6-8 p.m. Zoom class (free)
Working smarter not harder certainly applies to gardening. Whether you are planting, pruning, or doing maintenance, there may be a better way to accomplish your tasks. Come join Master Gardener and Safety Professional, Gail Brandys as she discusses tips, tools and techniques to make your gardening more efficient and enjoyable while putting less stress on your body. Following her tips will make gardening easier and more productive as she demonstrates some of the creative tools and simple techniques. Register at (Easy Gardening).
Class: Houseplants, Growing Under the Stars with MGs Series, September 21, 2022, 6-8 p.m. Zoom class (free)
Houseplants are ideal for gardeners who want to bring a bit of the green outdoors inside. And although houseplants are aesthetically pleasing, they are also known to boost your mood, increase concentration and creativity. Houseplants can reduce stress and fatigue as well as clean the indoor air. Some houseplants are easier to grow than others. If you are interested in growing houseplants, come join Master Gardener Lori Evans on Wednesday as she discusses the benefits of houseplants, how to select your houseplants and how to grow them successfully in your home. Register at (Houseplants).
Home Improvement & Backyard Expo, MG Booth, September 23-25, 2022, World Market Center ($0-5 fee)
The Master Gardener booth will have lectures, round-table discussions, answer gardening question and distribute free gardening publications and native/desert adapted wildflower seed packets. The World Market is located at 435 South Grand Central Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89106. The Expo is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except on Sunday it will close at 4 p.m. Entrance is free to Seniors and Military on Friday. A list of lectures and discussions will be available in early September. Contact the Help Desk at 702-257-5556 for more information.
MG Booth: LV Plant Festival, LV Art District, September 23, 2022, 4-10 p.m. (free)
The Las Vegas Plant Festival is a celebration of plants and was created to share the love for plants and the plant community. There will be expert speakers talking about caring for and growing plants. The MG booth will provide gardening information, answer your gardening questions and has two free native/desert adapted wildflower seeds packets per family. The festival is located at 104 East Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas 89104. Free parking is limited.
Class: Helping your Garden Survive Winter, Growing Under the Stars with MGs Series, October 12, 2022, 6-8 p.m. Zoom class (free)
We do get winter–OK, maybe not a Maine winter, but we do get cold. Our approximate first frost date is November 15. What can you do to extend the season of frost tender plants that may still be producing? What should you have on hand to make the transition to winter successful? Come and join Master Gardener Lori Evans and learn how to help your garden survive the winter. Register at (Winter Garden).
Class: Roses, Gardening in Small Places Series, October 15, 2022, 8 a.m.-noon, in person class ($10 fee)
To many in the Mojave Desert roses are a desirable addition to the garden. With hundreds and maybe even thousands of cultivars to choose from, selecting the right rose for the right place may seem daunting. Learn about the attributes to look for in roses that will do well in our dry climate and how to get the biggest blooms and healthiest plants. Register at (Roses). Instructor Dr. Judith Kafantaris.
Class: Growing Lavender in the Mojave Desert, Growing Under the Stars with MGs Series, October 26, 2022, 6-8 p.m. Zoom class (free)
Lavender grows in the Las Vegas Valley- some as annuals and some as perennials. Climate change is messing with their growth. Join the discussion with Master Gardener Glenda Bona to learn about the types of lavenders that grow here and how to maximize their potential. Think about WHY you want to grow lavender:
- for seasonal color
- for cooking/culinary uses
- for fragrance with crafts and skin care products
- something else
Learn about which lavenders do well here and how to maximize the potential of the lavender you grow. Register at (Lavender).