This winter, the valley hasn’t had any freezing temperatures at lower elevations. But let’s not forget about chilling injury (damage occurring somewhere around 50 to 45 degrees Fahrenheit) in new growth and fruits of tropical plants like tomatoes.
Early winter is the Grand Canyon’s quietest, yet perhaps prettiest, time to visit. Most people visit the park in the more crowded warmer months.
The months of January and February are the time to apply fertilizer to landscapes. When precisely this application is made depends on the growth of the plant.
Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge is an ideal spot to enjoy a winter’s day outside, especially when winds are light and the sun is bright.
The bottle tree you are buying from the nursery — Brachychiton populneum — is not really a bottle tree at all. The true bottle tree (B. ruprestis) is very different from the nursery version because its trunk is truly shaped like a bottle. I
Even the youngest children can learn to love the outdoors. Here are some tips for parents.
There is a trend of growing plants that take a lot of care to flourish in the desert. These include tropical or subtropical plants. Some of these plants grow better in the desert than others.
Prevention — from wearing the right clothes to packing some extras — is key for outdoor lovers to stay safe.
The gardening trend seen most often now in Southern Nevada is growing “exotic” plants, those plants that don’t naturally grow here or are difficult to grow here. But these exotic plants require more effort and money on our part to ensure their good health.
Day trip to this wildlife refuge includes the chance to see endangered fish in its natural habitat.
Roses are a good choice for our Las Vegas climate and soils if kept healthy. If they are not healthy, they suffer in intense sunlight, summer heat and soil problems.
With its red and orange Aztec sandstone formations surrounded by mountains of gray and tan limestone, Valley of Fire State Park is a feast for the eyes.
Cactuses and other succulents are as varied in their needs as different types of landscape trees and shrubs. We can’t help but think of a cactus as just a cactus, but they are not all the same and shouldn’t be treated the same way.
Most leaf drop of deciduous trees and shrubs occurs by mid-December. Some plants will start dropping leaves as early as the second week of November while others drop leaves later. But of course, much of that depends on the weather and tree health.