Some desert plants do pretty well here, even if they're not native to this region of the world. Among them are the Cycads. They may look a lot like palm trees, but as Angela O'Callaghan explains, they are not.
The fall 2008 Master Gardener training program starts soon. Information sessions are being held on Monday, July 21 and Monday, August 4 from 9-10 a.m. The fall training class begins on September 5, 2008. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For information call (702) 257-551.