My second Las Vegas garden project

bill_southerncal(10 So.Cal)November 20, 2006

During Thanksgiving, I'm fully intending to plant a Fuyu persimmon and Fuji apple in my parents back yard in North Las Vegas. All the flowering plants, except for bouganvillas are planted, and doing well.

Then, for my next project, I have to start planting my sister's backyard. She lives two blocks away. Unlike my mom, my sister appreciates but doesn't want to touch the garden. She loves to pick, but hates to plant and weed. So, their 30' x 30'yard has nothing but dirt and a guest house still not complete. They want to keep it a desert to minimize water consumption, but want some pretty rocks and perhaps drought tolerant plants (thus my question on drought resistant/tolerant plants). I hope she'll want to either put a deck or a small lawn. She needs a gathering place and a gas BBQ between the house and guest house.

Any suggestions, besides the drought tolerant plants already mentioned in another thread? Thanks in advance. It's a long term project, I have until next March or so to have it completed.

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Hi Bill, one place I have visited for a little help in the past for arid climates is

A 30x30 plot in the desert has lots of possibilites. Perhaps you could elaborate a bit on your sister's specific likes and dislikes.

There are several people in southern NV that visit this site and have some good information if you visit a few of the previous topics.

My northernNevada travails are in the optional link. You might find some of that useful.


Here is a link that might be useful: Stuff that grows in Northern Nevada

    Bookmark   November 21, 2006 at 6:12PM
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bill_southerncal(10 So.Cal)

dRahme -

My sister just wants a low maintenance and drought tolerant garden. She doesn't like gardening at all. Since I plan on putting a small lawn and gas BBQ near the guest house, I'll likely put the shrubs and trees on the perimter. I'll definitely check out your site to get some ideas, though. In her neighborhood, most people have the usual rock garden with a few drought resistant shrubs and daisies. I can't imagine her running outside to water when the temps start to get over 100 degrees (when it needs it the most!). And I understand that if plants are in the ground, the automatic sprinklers can only run for a few minutes on Satuday. In containers, though, there is no restriction on length of watering.

Thanks for your thoughts


    Bookmark   November 24, 2006 at 5:42PM
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