Southwestern Deserts

September, 2005
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Fall Plant Sale Festival
The Desert Botanical Garden plant sale gets bigger and better every year. It is "members-only" on Friday and open to the public on Saturday and Sunday. Members line up to grab one-of-a-kind specimans on the first day, so if you're a plant-lover or planning an extensive project in your landscape, it pays to become a member to get a good selection. The garden's horticulturists and volunteers are there to answer questions and offer suggestions. Garden clubs and specialty retailers are also on hand. A list of plants typically available is on their Web site, at www.dbg.org. Free admission. Oct. 7 & 8 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Web Finds

Southern Nevada Botanical Sites
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension provides an extensive and intriguing list of public gardens and other plant-related destinations in Las Vegas and surrounding area at their Southern Nevada Botanical Sites Web page. If your significant other loves to hit the casinos and you don't, this list will give you days worth of alternatives.

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