Southwest Gardening forum: Las Vegas area?

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Name: Jaime N.
Las Vegas, NV (Zone 9a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Kjnorris918
Jun 5, 2016 5:42 PM CST
Any other plants lovers here from Las Vegas?
Recently moved from Indiana. I'm loving all the different cacti and succulents I can experiment with now. :)
Live, laugh, love and garden! :)

Will gladly adopt any unwanted carnivorous plants or seeds!! :)

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Name: Gina Young
White Hills, AZ (Zone 9a)
"Man does not live by bread alone..
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GinaY86441
Jun 19, 2016 9:35 AM CST
Hi Jaime! Welcome to the desert heat! We are in for a 10 day doozy!

I'm in northern AZ about an hour from Las Vegas. Our main gardening consists of the main bed, a few fruit trees, grapes, various cacti, and flower beds. If you're looking for flowers, definitely go with lantana. They bloom 9 -10 months of the year and can tolerate the summer months.

Whereabouts are you in Vegas? What are your goals in the plant world?

This thread isn't too active, but the people are welcoming, informed, eager to help, and offer much encouragement!

Again, Welcome! Hurray!

Gina
Name: Gina Young
White Hills, AZ (Zone 9a)
"Man does not live by bread alone..
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GinaY86441
Jun 19, 2016 9:57 AM CST
Here's some of my recent harvests, Jaime! Although the summer months are brutal, I think you'll find that zone 9a offers a long grow season! Be sure to check e planting guide available on this site. I only have 3 years of gardening under my belt, and this guide has kept me moving along year after year without too much discouragement!




Name: Gina Young
White Hills, AZ (Zone 9a)
"Man does not live by bread alone..
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Name: Jaime N.
Las Vegas, NV (Zone 9a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Kjnorris918
Jun 20, 2016 5:23 PM CST
You have quite the harvest. That is awesome. Yes, these temps. are crazy. I'm not fully adjusted yet. Haha. We just recently moved and we are in city in an apt. so with the new plant zones I've been turning my focus towards cacti and succulents. I currently have a Christmas cactus and a couple aloe starts and rooting some prickly pear, kalanchoe, and queen of the night. Also another new plant interest is carnivorous plants. Smiling
Live, laugh, love and garden! :)

Will gladly adopt any unwanted carnivorous plants or seeds!! :)

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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Morning Glories Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
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quietyard
Jun 20, 2016 8:18 PM CST
Really impressive harvest, Gina! Thumbs up
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Morning Glories Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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quietyard
Jun 20, 2016 8:21 PM CST
Welcome Jaime!

I am in Tucson which hit 115 yesterday and a cooled down 112 today. Whistling Don't you get pretty hot in Vegas as well?
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Jaime N.
Las Vegas, NV (Zone 9a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Kjnorris918
Jun 20, 2016 8:54 PM CST
Linda, yes. We hit 115 today and have an excessive heat warning until Wed.
Live, laugh, love and garden! :)

Will gladly adopt any unwanted carnivorous plants or seeds!! :)

http://www.houzz.com/user/kjnorris918
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Morning Glories Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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quietyard
Jun 21, 2016 1:56 PM CST
Sorry to hear that you are as hot as we are Jaime. Crying
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Jaime N.
Las Vegas, NV (Zone 9a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Kjnorris918
Jun 21, 2016 2:16 PM CST
I don't mind as long as I'm inside. Haha. Some of my newly rooted cuttings aren't really caring for the sudden high temperatures. Sad I'll probably bring them inside a little later.
Live, laugh, love and garden! :)

Will gladly adopt any unwanted carnivorous plants or seeds!! :)

http://www.houzz.com/user/kjnorris918
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Morning Glories Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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quietyard
Jun 21, 2016 3:10 PM CST
Hilarious! Wish I could stay inside sometimes. I have a couple hundred pots of various plants that have to be watered every day and some twice a day. Try to be up around 5:30 to accomplish that. I have had to learn to become a morning person. Hilarious! I agree about bringing in the cuttings, probably is too hot for them right now.
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Jaime N.
Las Vegas, NV (Zone 9a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Kjnorris918
Jun 21, 2016 3:46 PM CST
Oh wow. You have your hands full. I was always taught to water in the evening but that just doesn't work with the weather here. Still adjusting to how fast water dries up here. Haha. My son taught me to be a morning person. Probably the only reason my plants haven't completely kicked the bucket. Rolling on the floor laughing I will definitely bring the cuttings in then. Thank You!
Live, laugh, love and garden! :)

Will gladly adopt any unwanted carnivorous plants or seeds!! :)

http://www.houzz.com/user/kjnorris918
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Morning Glories Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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quietyard
Jun 21, 2016 9:08 PM CST
Welcome!

My plants just did not do as well with evening watering, hence the early early mornings. Crying It is amazing isn't it how quickly things dry up? Sad You will find as far as gardening goes the seasons are kind of flipped in the desert. Here we do our spring plants in the fall. Every thing is reversed from what you were used to in Indiana. I grew up in Michigan so had to learn a different way of doing things here.
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Jaime N.
Las Vegas, NV (Zone 9a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Kjnorris918
Jun 21, 2016 9:31 PM CST
Haha. So you understand where I'm coming from except Michigan has harsher winters. I hear the lake effect snow is rough. We were Southern Indiana so it never really got too out of hand. The seasons being flipped makes sense. Never thought of it like that. How long have you been out west of you don't mind me asking? Smiling
Live, laugh, love and garden! :)

Will gladly adopt any unwanted carnivorous plants or seeds!! :)

http://www.houzz.com/user/kjnorris918
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Morning Glories Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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quietyard
Jun 22, 2016 1:29 PM CST
I have been here since around 1965 when my parents moved us here. I have always missed Michigan, love the four seasons and actually love snow. Hilarious! I remember the driveway having snow piled up on either side of it far taller then I was. My parents did a lot of shoveling and I did a lot of sledding and snow fort building. Thumbs up
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
Name: Jaime N.
Las Vegas, NV (Zone 9a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Kjnorris918
Jun 22, 2016 1:58 PM CST
I've never been a big fan of snow but the heat here kind of makes me miss it. Haha. Sledding was the only part that made it enjoyable. Big Grin
Live, laugh, love and garden! :)

Will gladly adopt any unwanted carnivorous plants or seeds!! :)

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Name: Gina Young
White Hills, AZ (Zone 9a)
"Man does not live by bread alone..
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GinaY86441
Jun 25, 2016 4:46 PM CST
Thank you for the compliments, Linda and Jaime!

I wrote up a long response the other day, but my internet failed just before posting! So, I simply huffed off stomping my feet! Hilarious!

Anyway, I was intrigued by the carnivorous plants, Jaime. Is the Venus Fly Trap in that category? When we first moved, I had high hopes of creating a cacti garden with all sorts of century plants, Mexican pole cacti, etc., but once I went out to price them, I had to scale back! Wow, they can get pricey! But, they sure don't take too much care.

I just got out yesterday and planted a few more seeds as I'm not fond of watering bare dirt. I got some butternut squash, pumpkin, corn, cucumber and more pole beans planted. I couldn't believe I still had a head of iceberg lettuce going strong, so I dropped in some romaine while I was at it. I'm still waiting on my bulb onion to fall over! Those have been in the ground since Feb/March!

The pattypan squash is providing us with much these days. Boy, that's a squash worth growing!

Take care in the summer heat... Stay hydrated and dream of snow! Hurray!

Gina

Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Morning Glories Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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quietyard
Jun 25, 2016 7:12 PM CST
Snow... Lovey dubby Hilarious!
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8

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