University of Nevada, Reno Extension and their certified Master Gardeners are holding a variety of workshops in southern Nevada or virtually through the end of November. Classes cover growing houseplants, native plants and flowers to attract pollinators, roses and fruit.
“Gardening is a great way to stay active and engaged during this somewhat trying time,” said Program Officer Elaine Fagin. “These workshops are really for the home gardener, to give some tips on growing things at home and in our desert climate.”
Details on the workshops include:
Workshop and Demonstration:
- Register for the Oct. 10, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Native Plant Gardens for Native Pollinators in-person class at Lost City Museum, 721 S. Moapa Valley Blvd., Overton. This workshop focuses on using native plants to attract pollinators and other beneficial insects. Extension Integrated Pest Management Educator Kevin Burls will review local pollinator diversity and ecology, common native plants, and how to garden for pollinators. He will also give a hands-on demonstration on planting native pollinator seedlings. Registration is $5 for adults, free for 17 and under, and limited to 25 participants.
Growing Under the Stars:
- Register for the Oct. 14, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Houseplants class, via Zoom. This class will focus on growing houseplants to bring a bit of green indoors. Master Gardener Lori Evans will teach the benefits of houseplants, how to select houseplants, and how to grow them successfully indoors. Registration is free and must be completed online before Oct. 13.
- Register for the Nov. 18, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Creating a Native Flower Wash class, via Zoom. This class will focus on creating a native flower wash for yards. Master Gardener Gail Brandys will share show how to create a native flower wash in your yard with dozens of pictures and step-by-step instructions. Registration is free and must be completed online before Nov. 17.
Gardening in Small Places:
- Register for the Oct. 17, 8 a.m. to noon, Roses, in-person class at the Extension office at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas. This class will review growing roses in the Mojave Desert. Master Gardener and Rosarian Judith Kafantaris will talk about the attributes to look for in order to know what roses will do well in dry climates, as well as how to care for them. Registration is $10 and must be completed online before Oct. 15.
- Register for the Nov. 14, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Growing Fruit at Home class, via Zoom. This class will review growing fruit trees and berries at home. Master Gardener Program Coordinator Angela O’Callaghan will discuss what attributes to look for when planning a home orchard. Registration is $10 and must be completed online before Nov. 12.
For more information on gardening events or for general horticultural inquiries, contact University of Nevada, Reno Extension at 702-222-3130 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Extension website. Persons in need of special accommodations or assistance should call at least three days prior to the scheduled event.