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What can be done to help ailing gardenia?

Gardenias have similar needs as roses. Their health and growth respond best to wood chip mulch decomposing on the soil surface.

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Want to ease anxiety? Look to the sky

Birding gives Southern Nevadans plenty of opportunity to practice mindfulness, an ideal state in which people focus on the present to find a little calm.

Some petunia varieties can stand up to our summer heat

There are lots of different kinds of petunias. For instance, the Madness Summer Series can take the heat, but petunias typically are not known for that.

Watch out for hornworms lurking in your garden

Anyone who has been gardening for a while has a horror story or two about hornworms, which infest many vegetables in the tomato family.

What can be done about high boron levels in soil?

Boron is one of the salts commonly found in desert soils. It can be present naturally or it can accumulate over the years in such places as horse corrals.

 
A guide to hiking Nevada’s newest national monument

The year-old monument south of Las Vegas helps to preserve a wildlife corridor that stretches from Mojave National Preserve to the Colorado Plateau.

Do honeybees prefer pink flowers over white ones?

All of the so-called temperate fruit trees flower in the spring. The white-flowered types such as almonds, plums and pluots, apples and pears usually flower a bit later.

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