|Jan 21, 2015 | Prepare for Spring Now |
Don't look at the calendar. Look at your plants to tell you what do to in the yard right now. Your plants think Spring is near, so use this time to transplant and prune. Desert Gardener Norm Schilling tells us what to look for.
|Dec 30, 2014 | Winter and Citrus |
Citrus can thrive in Southern Nevada - even in our cold - when you choose the right varieties. Norm Schilling tells us how.
|Dec 13, 2014 | To Prune or Not to Prune |
As winter draws near, leaves begin to fall. And the bare view may prompt some excessive pruning. It's tempting, but your plants may appreciate a little restraint. Here's Angela O'Callaghan with Desert Bloom.
|Dec 6, 2014 | Prepare Your Plants for Cold Weather |
It's not cold . . . yet, but Norm says be ready and your yard will appreciate it. Don't let a cold snap cost you your investment in plants in your yard. Norm Schilling has some ideas to get ready.
|Nov 25, 2014 | Evergreens |
As we head into the holiday season, more attention is given to 'evergreens.' Too many cones on a pine tree might be a sign of weakness. Angela O'Callaghan tells us all about evergreens on Desert Bloom.
|Nov 14, 2014 | Fall Colors |
Even in the desert, Fall colors can brighten your landscape. Here's Norm Schilling with Desert Bloom.
|Oct 28, 2014 | Fall Colors - Web Only Edition |
With glorious weather for our yards to fall back into bloom, Norm has some additional suggestions for color to add to the profusion of blooms for this time of year. (Web-only content)
|Oct 7, 2014 | Second Spring |
The call it a "second spring" Norm Schilling has some plan ideas to make Fall colorful in your yard. He has a checklist of plants looking their best, because now is the time to plant in Southern Nevada.
|Sep 30, 2014 | Fountain Grass |
A weed by any other name is still a weed even if it doesn't look like one. If only everything in our gardens thrived as well as weeds. Here is Angela O'Callaghan.
|Sep 15, 2014 | Desert Heat |
Norm describes a significant casualty of the desert heat. There's going to be a big gap in Norm's Yard and a lesson on the reality of our desert landscape.
|Aug 12, 2014 | Organic Pesticides |
Choosing a method for ridding your garden of an unwanted guest, be it bug or weed, is not always a simple choice. But the more you know, the better it goes. Here's Angela O'Callaghan
|Jul 28, 2014 | Lose that Lawn |
We know, it's a desert out there including every place there's a lawn. Norm Schilling reminds us all the ways he wants you to consider losing the lawn... permanently.
|Jul 14, 2014 | Protect Fruit Trees from Birds |
If you put a good deal of care into growing fruit trees, there are likely some birds who will take advantage of your effort. Here's Angela O'Callaghan.
|Jul 10, 2014 | Palm Care, Part 2 |
To keep, or not to keep. Norm Schilling ponders his palm trees, on this edition of Desert Bloom.
|Jun 10, 2014 | Palm Care |
Norm Schilling has mixed feelings about how we use Palms in our yards. Full grown palm trees transplanted into the entry way of a mall is a common sight that tells Southern Nevadan's "something" is nearly open for business. He reminds us that those palms come with challenges.
|Jun 3, 2014 | Hot Weather Plants |
As temperatures across the Valley begin to climb, you might be wondering what will survive in your garden in the months ahead and what probably won't. There are some 'sweet' options. Here's Angela O'Callaghan
|May 20, 2014 | Desert Color |
Norm Schilling just got back from Belize and has some ideas for lush leaves in your desert yard. He reflects on some well suited plants to provide color and variety in this edition of Desert Bloom.
|May 6, 2014 | Emerald Ash Borer |
Raising a healthy shade tree in the Mojave is not always easy. And if one particular insect makes its way here, it could get even harder. Here's Angela O'Callaghan with Desert Bloom.
|Apr 22, 2014 | The Right Plants |
Our current warm spell gives the impression that some plants can thrive when they aren't really suited to our desert. Norm Schilling has some examples.
|Mar 24, 2014 | Spring Garden Party |
Spring is here and the garden is blooming . . . so invite some friends to enjoy the rewards of gardening!