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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Growing Your Own Fruit, Vegetables and Landscape Classes Offered


Growing Your Own Series of Classes with Robert Morris
January and February, 2012
Class registration can be found at
or by emailing Extremehort@aol.com or calling 702-630-5173.

Class Times: Noon to 2:00 pm*
2:30 to 4:30 pm**
Classes held at Plant World Nursery
5301 West Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 878-9485

January
Jan 8 – Feb 26 - Landscape Design for Saving Water, Energy and Still Keep it Beautiful (8 weeks)**
            You will learn how to design or redesign your home landscape so that it will save water and energy with the end result being a functional, outdoor living space that is also beautiful. You will be taught, step-by-step, how to create your own landscape design resulting in a personalized, finished design on paper that you will be proud of! Participants will learn the principles that create a water-saving design without creating a "cactus and rock" desert landscape. The finished design will allow you to install it yourself or manage the contractor making the installation. Weekly assignments will be given and must be completed.
            This series of eight, two hour classes is held weekly for eight weeks. Registration is per landscape, not per person! Although one person registers, two persons may attend classes per landscape. Class size is limited to 20 landscapes. Registration includes one site visit by Prof. Morris per landscape for problem-solving issues regarding the design. Significant discount of plants and products will be given for purchases At Plant World Nursery.

January 8 - Growing Your Own: January Todo’s; Fruit Tree Pruning, Fertilizers and Sprays and Other Things for Fruit Trees*
            Do you have fruit trees and ever wonder what you should be doing to them this time of year? Contrary to some opinions out there, January is a busy month if you have fruit trees. It is one of the most important months when getting your fruit trees ready for this year's production. With lots of pictures and answers to questions, I will walk you through, step-by-step, what should be done this time of the year.

January 22 - Growing Your Own: Preparing Your Vegetable Garden and Cold Season Vegetables to Start from Seed Now*
            Desert soils can produce vegetables and herbs of very high quality. You will be successful with good soil preparation, purchasing the right varieties, taking advantage or modifying the microclimates in your yard and planting at the right time of year. We will discuss what vegetables do well this time of year and what you can plant now! You will learn this and more at this two hour seminar.

January 29 - Growing Your Own: Healthy Vigorous Vegetable Transplants under Lights*
            Vegetables normally grown as transplants to be placed into the garden include tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, broccoli, head lettuce and other small-seeded vegetables. The advantages of growing your own transplants are that you can grow varieties which normally aren’t available and they will be healthy and vigorous if you grow them correctly. Growing transplants under lights is not difficult and it can be done inside the home, outside the home or even in the garage. This class will show you how to grow them under lights and how to manipulate them so they will be ready to put into the garden when the timing is right. If you are interested, I can show you where to get the supplies and get started.


February
Jan 8 – Feb 26 - Landscape Design for Saving Water, Energy and Still Keep it Beautiful (8 weeks)** See January.

February 5 - Growing Your Own: Picking the Right Fruit Tree, Putting It in the Right Place and Getting It Off to the Right Start*
          We will cover which fruit trees grow best here, which varieties and rootstocks, where to place them in the yard and how to plant them correctly so they get off to a good start. If you are planning to buy some fruit trees, then you do not want to miss this important class.

February 12 - Growing Your Own: February Todo’s: Grape Pruning, How to Get Large Bunches and Keep the Pests Out*
            We have a wonderful climate for both table and wine grapes. In this class I will show you how you should prune your grapes in the next couple of weeks after the coldest period of our winter is past. I will then show you how to distribute the fruit load to produce high quality berries and juice. Finally we will discuss the pests that may attack your fruit and how to control them.

February 19 - Growing Your Own: Peaches and Nectarines for High Quality Fruit*
            I have grown peaches in this climate that one renowned chef exclaimed the best peaches he had since leaving the South of France. We have all the ingredients for producing very high quality fruit. I will show you what you must do in the following months to achieve the highest quality fruit you can from your peach or nectarine tree.

February 26 - Growing Your Own: Preparing and Fixing Your Lawn and Keeping It Healthy*
            Lawns have an important place in desert landscapes. I will cover how to start a lawn in our soils and climate, how to manage it in the coming months during the heat and cold, irrigation schedules that you will need to keep it healthy, pest problems that you might anticipate and how to correct them. If you bring the dimensions of your lawn, I will calculate how much water will be required during one growing season.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Landscape Design Class Series Offered January 8


Growing Your Own Series of Classes with Robert Morris1
January and February, 2012
Class registration can be found at
or by emailing Extremehort@aol.com or calling 702-630-5173.
                                                                Class Times:         Noon to 2:00 pm*
                                                                                                2:30 to 4:30 pm**
Classes held at Plant World Nursery
5301 West Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 878-9485

Jan 8 – Feb 26 - Landscape Design for Saving Water, Energy and Still Keep it Beautiful (8 weeks)**
2:30 to 4:30 PM
You will learn how to design or redesign your home landscape so that it will save water and energy with the end result being a functional, outdoor living space that is also beautiful. You will be taught, step-by-step, how to create your own landscape design resulting in a personalized, finished design on paper that you will be proud of! Participants will learn the principles that create a water-saving design without creating a "cactus and rock" desert landscape. The finished design will allow you to install it yourself or manage the contractor making the installation. Weekly assignments will be given and must be completed.
            This series of eight, two hour classes is held weekly for eight weeks. Registration is per landscape, not per person! Although one person registers, two persons may attend classes per landscape. Class size is limited to 20 landscapes. Registration includes one site visit by Prof. Morris per landscape for problem-solving issues regarding the design. Significant discount of plants and products will be given for purchases At Plant World Nursery.
 
1 Robert Morris is an independent horticulture educator and does not receive compensation by endorsing any particular product, nursery or retail outlet.