Spring is starting to keep its annual promise to Las Vegas as temperatures get milder, winter winds die down and folks are able to get outside a little more. This is when locals start their exodus to the garden centers to spruce up their yards and patios and to start planning for spring planting. Whether you are looking for new vegetation for your plot of land or searching for new patio sets and poolside decor, you are bound to find exactly what you are hoping for at any of the following garden centers in town.
Moon-Sun Cactus & Koi Gardens
6430 McGill Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89122
(702) 645-2032
www.moon-sunlandscapes.com

Moon-Sun specializes in desert vegetation, offering a huge variety of cactus, succulents (aloe, agave, fenestraria, sedum, hoodia, sansieveria, etc.) plus Mojave Desert native varieties including Joshua Trees, red barrel cacti, banana yuccas, creosote, strawberry hedgehog and more. The nursery also offers an excellent variety of pond plants and koi, perfect for your backyard paradise. Complete landscaping services are also offered, whether you prefer “California lush” or “Xeriscaping.” The koi garden is an added serene touch to the grounds.

Star Nursery, Inc
8725 S. Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89123
(702) 333-7827
www.starnursery.com

Star Nursery is one of the best-known nurseries in Las Vegas. Their plant library is extensive, with favorite annuals, perennials, houseplants, trees, succulents and cacti, citrus, fruit and vegetables, herbs and ground covers, ferns, evergreens and more. They even offer a free kids’ garden club on the second Saturday of every month to teach them about plants and let them have fun making crafts. Adults can take their planting seminars to help achieve the perfect garden and learn about appropriate vegetation for the area of Nevada in which they live. Whether you have a large yard or just a patio, they have the perfect plants for your needs.

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Moon Valley’s Plant World Nursery 
5311 W Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 879-4207
www.moonvalleynurseries.com

Sometimes you just want to immerse yourself in rows of trees, plants, flowers and native or desert-friendly vegetation. This is when you have to pay a visit to Moon Valley. They have citrus and fruit trees, palms, flowering trees and desert specialties, too. They also have a wonderful selection of cacti and agave plus ground covers and vines. Moon Valley will help you plan and landscape your property with delivery service and experts to help with planting. This location even has a mini zoo to keep the kiddies occupied and make the trip to the garden center memorable for them, too.

Cactus Joe’s Blue Diamond Nursery
12740 Blue Diamond Road
Las Vegas, NV 89004
(702) 875-1968
www.cactusjoeslasvegas.com

Cactus Joe’s is a pet-friendly Las Vegas institution that offers so much more than a cactus nursery and desert gardens. They are also touted as the “largest authorized retailer of Joshua Trees,” displayed in a forest. The grounds are packed with desert plants such as cacti, native Nevada plants, yucca, agave, succulents and more. To top it off, the owner is extremely friendly and knows his product well. Much of the stock is grown here, so he can give you insider tips on what works and what doesn’t in this climate that can range from just below freezing to 120 degrees once the summer heatwave hits. As if this was’t enough, there is also a huge display of yard art, statues, pottery, patio furniture, rainbow glass, rocks (including gems,minerals, etc), a Petrified Forest, gift shops, labyrinth and even a wedding chapel! You can literally browse the day away.

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Sharon Damon is a preschool specialist, avid reader, passionate writer and creative baker/ cook. She has been a cooking instructor at a local Rec Center in Henderson, NV since 2011, and has written for Examiner and other publications since 2010. She knows her way around the keyboard and the kitchen! Sharon moved from a small city in Canada to Las Vegas 6 years ago, to marry the love of her life, and has since been swept up in the whirlwind known as Sin City. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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