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Q: Small gardens in the Las Vegas, NV climate. ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   5 Comments )
Subject: Small gardens in the Las Vegas, NV climate.
Category: Family and Home > Gardening
Asked by: genericposter-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 27 Feb 2005 11:08 PST
Expires: 29 Mar 2005 11:08 PST
Question ID: 481838
What are some common flowers that can be grown in Southern Nevada,
mainly the Las Vegas area? My wife wants to start a small/medium sized
garden and I don't want all of it to die on her. I just need an
economical, but still attractive type of flower. A decent variety
would be much appreciated.

Request for Question Clarification by czh-ga on 27 Feb 2005 12:44 PST
Hello genericposter-ga,

I've located some websites for demonstration gardens in Las Vegas that
provide information and classes about deseert gardening. Would this
meet your needs?

~ czh ~

Clarification of Question by genericposter-ga on 27 Feb 2005 20:13 PST
I would rather not have to take a class. I found a few classes looking
through the local college and the base(Nellis AFB, where we live). I
was more interested in a site that has the information I need.

Request for Question Clarification by czh-ga on 28 Feb 2005 02:11 PST
Hello again genericposter-ga,

Have you checked out the demonstration gardens at the Springs Preserve
that are operated by the Las Vegas Valley Water District? It looks
like these sites offer excellent resources for desert gardening. Are
these resources suffiecient?
Las Vegas Valley Water District
Springs Preserve Gardens

I look forward to your clarification.

~ czh ~

Clarification of Question by genericposter-ga on 28 Feb 2005 06:58 PST
Yes, that is what I was looking for. Thank you.
Subject: Re: Small gardens in the Las Vegas, NV climate.
Answered By: cynthia-ga on 28 Feb 2005 07:05 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi genericposter,

I lived in Las Vegas for 6 years, I had roses.  They are surprisingly
easy to grow in LV.

I didn't find one web site that lists all flowering plants for the
area, ...I found several mentions of beautiful flowering plants that
grow in Las Vegas at different sites.

I would send her here:

Reasonable prices, helpful staff. They don't have anything that WON'T
grow in Las Vegas.  Read below to see the considerations before
buying.  She has some decisions to make before going to a nursery.

What kind of plants are best for my yard? (Most often asked by people
new to the area, but not asked often enough before purchase.)
..."Before this question can be answered, other things must be
considered! Where are you going to plant it- -south, west, east or
north exposure; near a reflected heat source like a west-facing wall?
Will it be exposed to strong, drying winds, either hot or cold? Will
it be subjected to lawn water or sprinkler overspray? Will it
withstand frost and freezing temperatures? Understand the sun, shade,
and water requirements of your plant selection before you plant it!
Browse your local nursery or garden center and read the signs. Ask a
sales associate for specific information if you're not sure, and ask
for any literature that may be available. With this information,
you'll be able to pick plants that will complement your landscape and
more importantly will stand a greater chance of survival. Star Note
535 has a list of recommended plants for hot, dry climates. Folks in
other parts of the country can also check with their University
Cooperative Extension Services for ideas..."

STAR NOTE 535 (mentioned above):

Local experts pick their favorite plants

Las Vegas - Gardening Survival Guide
Check out other links on the left...

new desert dweller: need help knowing what to plant
Many plant types mentioned here.

This page is at the same site, even better info:
....'NATIVE PLANTS - Use plants that are native to the Sonoran, Mohave
or Chihuahuan deserts for best performance. These deserts are all
found in the Southwestern U.S. and in Mexico. Plants from deserts from
other continents (i.e. Africa or Australia) will usually perform well
but the look may not always fit (i.e. large Eucalyptus trees). ..."

Same site:  Search results for:  "Las Vegas"

 Most of this page will however concentrate on a subset of the
Angiosperms: the so-called "Wildflowers" -- annual plants whose main
above-ground growth dies at the end of the growing season and which
generally lack woody stems.


If you'd like a few more links, or more help, just ask in a clarification.


Clarification of Answer by cynthia-ga on 28 Feb 2005 07:08 PST
I didn't notice your clarification before I posted my Answer, they
were minutes apart.  If you would like to accept the other Answer,
I'll ask the editors to remove my Answer...


(sorry czk)
genericposter-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.00
The answer was exactly what we needed.

Subject: Re: Small gardens in the Las Vegas, NV climate.
From: am777-ga on 28 Feb 2005 00:53 PST
perhaps a book will  help?
Subject: Re: Small gardens in the Las Vegas, NV climate.
From: am777-ga on 28 Feb 2005 01:28 PST
more books
Subject: Re: Small gardens in the Las Vegas, NV climate.
From: czh-ga on 28 Feb 2005 09:10 PST

It's up to genericposter-ga, of course. But I think that the voice of
personal experience is more relevant.

~ czh ~
Subject: Re: Small gardens in the Las Vegas, NV climate.
From: genericposter-ga on 28 Feb 2005 09:59 PST
cynthia-ga had the more indepth response. Your response was also much
appreciated czh-ga. Thank you both for your help.
Subject: Re: Small gardens in the Las Vegas, NV climate.
From: gardeningreview-ga on 09 Mar 2005 18:42 PST

I've reviewed several online nurseries that have flowers and plants
that are suitable for the Southern Nevada climate:

Hope this helps!

Happy gardening,

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