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Spring Comes Early to Las Vegas Gardens

Geraniums winter over in my small Garden Shed/Greenhouse.  They bloom all winter and really put on a show in February and March.  the dry hot heat of the Las Vegas desert clime does not agree with them so they go semi dormant and wait until cooler weather to bloom again.




The Nectarine is an early bloomer but still behind the peach and apricots and the apples.  Fruit trees seem to love the desert soil and heat and they appreciate the “no insects”.  Other than the birds we have a near perfect crop of fruit.


Petunias love the cool weather and bloom through the winter and on until mid summer and then the heat bids them ado. The petunias act like a perennial and can last several years.


  My apricot proved to be a real winner in this heat. It grew over 20 feet in two years and has produced bushels of apricots which went right into apricot preserves.

Hardy Stock never lets me down. It grows and blooms most of the year and last for many years without replanting. The fragrance of the stock plant…