Monday, May 23, 1955 | 5 a.m.
Eighty-five desert acres are being turned into a cool and colorful area of spacious lawns and arrangements of native and imported trees, transforming the Dunes into a spectacular oasis in the Nevada desert.
Four species of mature palms are planted, and other rare and beautiful trees, shrubs and flowers will contribute to the park-like effect. Some of these are Periwinkle, Juniper, Pampas Grass, Weeping Willow, Chinese Holly, Figf, Plum, Pineapple, Guava, Oleander and Firethorn. A 70-foot column of the giant California Fan Palm will be displayed in massive planter boxes lining the court.
Of particular interest is a novel and charming sunken garden, formal in design, which will contain five large flower beds planted with roses.
A covered walk 175 feet in length will traverse the southwest section of the great patio. The swimming pool is flanked by white concrete slabs, each six feet square, separated by redwood screens. The elaborate sprinkler system contains more than 500 heads and nozzles.