In the interest of proving to you that I'm not looking at the plant world through rose-colored glasses, I decided to feature a Mojave Desert native plant that I absolutely hate. It is a complete and utter asshole that should be given dirty looks and a wide swath any time you come across it.
In response to a request by a very patient reader in the comments section awhile back, I’m finally putting together a list of nice little groundcovers for full sun in Las Vegas. And by full sun I mean full freakin’ sun, guys. Think high-noon-on-the-Fourth-of-July-and-planted-in-decorative-rock full sun. Some stay green and some go down for
Got a shady spot where nothing seems to bloom? Try these winter flowers for bright color in areas that don't get a lot of sunlight.
Zonal Geraniums (Pelargonium hortorum)
2’- 3’ high and wide
You simply can’t go wrong with zonal geraniums in Vegas. Put them in a spot where they’ll get a little morning sun and
Looking for some cheery winter flowers for a spot that gets full sun? These flowers will give you beautiful blooms throughout the winter months!
Snapdragons (Antirrhinum majus)
Standard varieties grow 12”- 18” H
Dwarf varieties grow 6” – 8” H
If you want long-lasting color for the Vegas climate, go for the snapdragons! Put these flower in as soon as
Looking for plants that smell like chocolate and grow in Las Vegas? Here’s a list of plants that’ll give you the sweet aroma of chocolate in your yard or in your home!
Chocolate cosmos (Cosmos atrosanguineus) is a pretty little perennial with cocoa-colored flowers that offer a subtle chocolate fragrance when the blooms first open.
If you read the last post I wrote extolling the virtues of planting in the fall, it may seem that October is the only time to do any gardening, but the truth is, it’s not quite as simple as that. There are a few trees and shrubs that would prefer spring planting in Las
A medium-sized tree, something that grows between 20’ and 40’ high, can be the perfect solution for casting cooling shade over a two-story house and a large lot, assuming that it’s been properly placed. It should be 20’ or more from the home, walls or other structures, as well as from you property line.
What kind of tree is right for your needs?
Just about daily, people come into the nursery looking for a tree that’ll keep its leaves year-round, based on the assumption that deciduous trees are messier and because they look dead in the wintertime. What these folks don't usually realize is that evergreen trees can actually
Ah, bougainvillea. People seem to either love this plant or hate it, and their feelings are usually based on whether or not they’ve ever had to take care of one before. They are, after all, gorgeous when they’re in bloom, putting on a brilliant and eye-catching display of color all summer long. Trouble is,
The residential lots in Las Vegas are considerably smaller than what you’ll find in many other cities, which means that there’s not usually a lot of room for a giant tree in either the front or the backyard. A tree that comes in at no more than 20’ is probably one of the most common requests