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Annual Plant Sale Comes to Springs Preserve

Annual Plant Sale Comes to Springs Preserve

You can save water and money at the Springs Preserve’s annual plant sale.

Local “green thumbs” will have their choice of more than 5,000 native and water-efficient plant varieties for purchase at the Spring Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31.

Native and drought-tolerant plant species will be sold in container sizes ranging from 2 inches up to 5 gallons. In addition, Springs Preserve garden staff experts will be on hand to answer customer questions about how to care for their new plants.

Farmers Market Kicks Off Friday Morning

Farmers Market Kicks Off Friday Morning

A new indoor farmers market focused on regional produce launches Friday morning in Downtown.

The Downtown3rd Farmers Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday at 300 North Casino Center, off US 95 South and Casino Center Drive.

The weekly market will feature produce from farmers in Nevada, Utah and California. In addition to produce, the Downtown3rd Farmers Market will also include cooking demonstrations and other community activities in support of a local food movement.

Held in 10,000 square feet of indoor space with plenty of nearby free parking, Downtown3rd Farmers Market is protected from the elements.

The weekly indoor market space will include:

Billion-Dollar Furniture Industry Has a Home Downtown

Billion-Dollar Furniture Industry Has a Home Downtown

 

Starting January 30, buyers for Neiman Marcus, Macy's, Haverty's and furniture stores around the world come to buy what's inside the showrooms at World Market Center.

That week alone generates $200 million in non-gaming revenue for the Las Vegas economy.

World Market Center and its geographic archrival, High Point, N.C., recently held millions of dollars in debt. Last May, they merged in a billion-dollar deal to keep them both afloat and to provide more markets for buyers and decorators around the world.

Autumn Plant Sale Set for Springs Preserve

Autumn Plant Sale Set for Springs Preserve

The Springs Preserve is offering desert-adapted plants for sale at its annual Autumn Plant Sale Saturday.

The sale will feature nearly 3,000 plants that are either native to southern Nevada or drought-tolerant. A variety of sizes will be available from 2 inches to 5 gallons, along with some larger plants. There will also be a wide variety of prices from $3 for small wildflowers up to $50 for larger plants.

Desert gardening experts will be on hand to help customers choose the right plant for their garden. There will also be food and beverage concessions. Customers should bring their own wagons to transport purchased plants back to their car.

The sale is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A special preview sale for members of the Springs Preserve will be from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Admission to the plant sale is free. Regular admission will be charged for access to the museums and galleries at the Springs Preserve. 

SNWA Seeks Entries for Water-Efficient Landscape Contest

SNWA Seeks Entries for Water-Efficient Landscape Contest

If you have a water-efficient landscape in your yard or you’re a professional who has worked on one, the Southern Nevada Water Authority has a contest for you.

Local residents and landscape professionals interested in showing off their water-efficient landscapes are encouraged to enter the SNWA's 13th Annual Landscape Awards competition.

Applications for this free community contest, along with award criteria, categories and other information are available at snwa.com through Thursday, May 12. Applications also are available by calling the Conservation Helpline at 258-SAVE (7283).

The SNWA's Landscape Awards honor residential and professional water-efficient landscapes that are both attractive and functional. Entrants must have a working irrigation system appropriate to their design.

Springs Preserve hosts Spring Plant Sale, Saturday, March 26

Springs Preserve hosts Spring Plant Sale, Saturday, March 26

Unusual, desert adapted plants including a large selection of agaves and cacti will be among those offered for sale as the Springs Preserve hosts its annual Spring Plant Sale Saturday, March 26, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

The sale will feature limited quantities of about 5,000 native and drought-tolerant plant species, including seasonal perennials. Plants will be sold in container sizes ranging from 2 inches up to 5 gallons. Springs Preserve garden staff experts will be on hand to answer customers’ questions about how to care for their new plants.

New at this year’s event will be a silent auction to bid for cactus and succulent container gardens, and “table top” garden displays also will be offered for sale.

Springs Preserve members will have exclusive access to the sale from 7-8 a.m. The sale will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.