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The High Desert Gardener
           September 1, 2018: Volume 09.18
Weed It and Reap! 
Contact Information:  Email us at
Moana Lane Garden Center 
The Florist, Greenhouse & Gift Shop   
1100 W. Moana Lane, Reno

S. Virginia St. Garden Center  
Tree Land & Moana Rock 
11301 S. Virginia St., Reno 

New Sparks Location  
Pyramid Way Garden Center 
Sparks Nursery & Greenhouse
3397 Pyramid Way, Sparks

Store Hours   
Monday - Saturday:
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Sunday:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
At all three locations including all 3 Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shops, Tree Land & Moana Rock.

The Florist at Moana Lane is closed Sunday (except before Valentine's Day, Mother's Day & Easter Sunday) but great arrangements are available in the cooler and orders taken by nursery teammates.
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Landscape & Design Center
Water-Wise Irrigation, Ha
rdscapes, Maintenance & Water Features
1190 W. Moana Lane, Reno
775-825-0602 X 134
NV Lic. #3379 A, D
CA Lic. #317448

Oktoberfest at Moana Nursery September 29th & 30th
All 3 Locations

Pumpkin Hypericum

Hot Pops Purple Ornamental Pepper

Snowball Cauliflower

Purple Sensation Allium Bulb

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Feature Products:
For planting success, we recommend using these three products when planting or transplanting all plants:
Superthrive, G&B Organics Soil Building Conditioner and G&B Organics Starter or Paradise Fertilizers 

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"Helps plants bounce back and thrive" 

Growing Cold Hardy, High Desert Trees, Shrubs & Perennials on our farm. Our plants understand winter,

The trees on the farm are happy to see spring arrive, too!

Back to School, Labor Day, Football and ...
It's true ... Fall is the BEST TIME to plant as conditions are usually perfect and the plant can concentrate on first things first - - grow those ROOTS!  
Get ready for winter and be really ready for spring!  

Timely, Local High Desert Tips
Now is the time to ...
  • Plant trees, shrubs and perennials - fall is the best time to plant. Be sure to mulch with G&B Organics Soil Building Conditioner.                                              
  • Fertilize lawn with G&B Organics Lawn Fertilizer if you haven't done so yet.
  • Install a new lawn or repair bare spots with Bonide Dura-Turf Premium Grass Seed and Lawn Seed Starter, then cover with G&B Organics Soil Building Conditioner.
  • Put out quail blocks to feed those large, recently hatched families of quail and other ground feeding birds.
  • Purchase spring blooming bulbs now for best selection, but don't plant any until late October.
  • Do not fertilize trees and shrubs with fast acting fertilizer between September 1 and March 15th. If your landscape is nutrient deficient, consider mulching with G&B Organics Compost or Soil Building Conditioner or feed with G&B Organics All Purpose or Paradise slow release fertilizers.    

Moana Nursery Rewards Members Only Special:  
15% Savings on 
 3.5" Pansies & Violas! 

September 1 - 30, 2018   

New Arrivals for High Desert Success:
Ivory Halo Dogwood

Shrubs: Pumpkin Hypericum, 'Ivory Halo' Dogwood.
Grasses: Maiden Grass, 'Heavy Metal' Blue Switch Grass. 
Perennials - plant once and enjoy year after year: 'Woods Pink' Aster, 'Freya' Campanula, 'Alan's Apricot' Delosperma, 'Odessa Red' Dianthus.                        
Annuals - plant every year: 'Fizzy Lemonberry' Pansy, 'Sorbet Raspberry' Viola, 'Peacock White' Decorative Kale, 'Songbird Pink'  Decorative Cabbage, 'Hot Pops Purple' Ornamental Pepper, 8" Assorted Decorative Mums. 
Veggies: 'Snowball' Cauliflower & 'Vates Dwarf Blue' Kale.                                      
Spring Blooming Bulbs - buy now, plant in October, enjoy every spring: 'Daydream' Tulip, 'Dutch Master' Narcissus & 'Purple Sensation' Allium. 

Heavy Metal Blue Switch Grass
Maiden Grass (Miscanthus)
Freya Campanula

Woods Pink Aster
Odessa Red Dianthus
Alan's Apricot Delosperma
Songbird Pink Decorative Cabbage

Peacock White Ornamental Kale

Vates Dwarf Blue Kale

Fizzy Lemonberry Pansy

Dutch Master Narcissus Bulb

Daydream Tulip Bulb

8" Decorative Assorted Mums

Hidcote Lavender
2 More, New Moana-grown "Best Value" 9.99
#1 Perennials  
  • 'Hidcote' Lavender
  • 'Munstead' Lavender
Munstead Lavender


VermiPods - Just in Time for Fall Composting
                                                  Encapsulated earthworm eggs contain 600-800 worms per package. Ideal for your vermicomposter, plantings and garden!

New for the Birds -- Couronne Glass Bird Feeders                            
Beautiful, durable and healthy glass bird feeders provide a colorful element to your garden space while offering your feathered friends the protection they deserve.

Stella d'Oro Daylily singleSpecial Sale Held Over Thru September!

Our most popular high desert perennial ...

Moana-grown #1  Stella d'Oro Daylily ...
Reg. 9.99 ... Now 4.99

Cannot be combined with other discounts.   


Karma's Fall GardenTips:
  • Apply Bonide Winterizer anytime before soil temperature drops below 50 degrees to promote winter hardiness and quicker spring green-up.
  • To control a broad range of destructive pests in ornamental trees, consider using ACECAP® Systemic Insecticide Tree Implants. They provide season-long control with 12 to 18 weeks residual in deciduous trees and up to a year in evergreens.


Debbie's High Desert Shrub of the Month:
Burning Bush  
Also known as Euonymus alatus compacta and prized for its excellent fall color, this deciduous shrub can be used as a specimen or accent, planted in a group or as a screen/ hedge. It has no serious insect or disease problems and is considered fire-resistant.

Bree's September Gardening Tips   
  • Purchase spring blooming bulbs -Tulips, Daffodils, Hyacinths, Dwarf Irises, Anemone & Crocus.
  • Plant bulbs when soil temperature drops below 60°with G&B Organics Bud & Bloom Fertilizer and mulch with G&B Organics Soil Building Conditioner.
  • Plant cool season veggies and perennial seeds now with G&B Organics Starter Fertilizer.
  • Plant Pansies, Violas, Ornamental Kale and Cabbage, Chrysanthemums and Asters now to add color to the garden as summer flowers fade away.   

Melody's Décor of the Month - Asian Garden Art
Embrace the tranquil ambiance of Asian garden art for indoor or outdoor decor.  Each statue, pot and lantern is designed to conjure peaceful feelings of harmony and serenity.  Modern and elegant, these pieces will mesh beautifully with natural landscapes and other calming garden art.


Custom Gourmet Gift Baskets from the Florist
Each gift basket is beautifully prepared and loaded with delicious edible treats appropriate for any occasion, from delicious chocolates, candies & nuts to cheeses, crackers and gourmet popcorn. Or select a "Made in Nevada" basket filled with locally made products and wrapped in a Nevada shaped basket! 
Need something special?  Tell us your wish list and we will do our best to make it happen. Call The Florist at Moana Nursery at 775-825-0671 to order.  

Carmel's September High Desert Bird of the Month:      
Rufous Hummingbird   
Scientific name:  
Selasphorus rufus           
 The Rufous is a fairly small hummingbird with a slender, nearly straight bill, a tail that tapers to a point when folded, and fairly short wings that don't reach the end of the tail when the bird is perched. In good light, male Rufous Hummingbirds glow like coals: bright orange on the back and belly, with a vivid iridescent-red throat. Females are green above with rufous-washed flanks, rufous patches in the green tail, and often a spot of orange in the throat.

These hummingbirds typically breed in open or shrubby areas, forest openings, yards, and parks, and sometimes in forests, thickets, swamps, and meadows from sea level to about 6,000 feet. During their migration, look for Rufous Hummingbirds as high as in our mountain meadows up to 10,000 feet elevation.

Areas such as Galena Creek and some of our local parks and backyards are good places to find Rufous Hummingbirds while they're around, but these birds spend much of the year on the move. Rufous Hummingbirds may take up temporary residence in your flower-filled garden or by putting out nectar feeders. However, they may also make life difficult for any other hummingbird species that visit your yard. If you live on their migration route, visiting Rufous Hummingbirds are likely to move on after just a week or two.

Click here to read the rest of Carmel's informative articles and more on local birds at  
Sign up there for our monthly Wild Birds Unlimited newsletter.  

High Desert Moana-Grown
Landscape Specials

20% Savings on Each:
#15 'Autumn Blaze' Maple (reg. 152)
#15 Northern Red Oak (reg. 152)     
#5 'Diablo' Ninebark (reg. 37)
#3 'Limemound' Spiraea (reg. 34)  

AND ...  
3 cu ft. G&B Organics Soil Building Conditioner (reg.14.99)

Three ... Get One FREE
(it's time  to mulch) 

Freshest Bird Seed in Town
Red Hot Seed Special 
5.5 lbs. Quail Block
             15.99 Reg./12.99 Sale
21 lbs. Wild Bird Block                               
            21.99 Reg./18.99 Sale

 And ... 
40% Savings on All Outdoor Fountains
All Specials limited to stock on hand.  Discounts on regular retails only.  Selection and specials Sept. 1 - 30, 2018.  In-store specials, too - all three stores!  See all scheduled Spetember specials here

Bree's Plant of the Month: Asters          
Asters come in a wide variety of shapes sizes, colors and grow quite effortlessly, providing a large abundance of summer and fall blooms in colors including red, white, orange and various shades of pink and purple. Their flowers provide a large store of nectar that attracts pollinators, are disease and deer resistant, and bloom predictably and reliably.

Have you seen all our new "how to" videos?  
Some of the new ones are:
  • 5 Plants for Better Sleep
  • How to Check Your Lawn Sprinkler Efficiency
  • Plants for Shade Gardening
  • How to Prune a Japanese Maple
  • Plants to Attract Pollinators
  • Tidy Bird Feeding Solutions
  • Attract Birds with Water
This one is "How to Plant a Tree in the High Desert" with our Plant Doctor Lisa. 
Follow this link below to all our videos which are designed for quick viewing and "how to" high desert assistance. We are adding to our video collection weekly so check back often:   

Hot Pepper Seed Cylinders to Feed Birds ...           NOT Squirrels          
If you are looking to feed just the birds without the expense of feeding squirrels, hot pepper may be the problem solver for you. Your favorite birds will enjoy the Hot Pepper Seed Cylinder, yet squirrels typically will not.

Made of tree nuts, black oil sunflower, sunflower chips, peanuts, and hot pepper, the Hot Pepper Seed Cylinder is perfect for enticing a wide variety of birds to your yard, while deterring squirrels. Try offering a Hot Pepper Seed Cylinder on one of our seed cylinder feeders or in our
Dinner Bell Feeder and watch your birds chow down.

 Upcoming Seminars  
September 8: Essential Oils for Your Mind, Body, Soul and Even Your Garden
The benefits of essential oils, found naturally in a variety of different plants, have been known and used for thousands of years for healing, relaxation, aromatherapy and more by cultures around the world.  Even plants benefit from their own essential oils which protect them from harmful pests like rodents, insects and more.  Join Corie Keyes, doterra Wellness Advocate, to learn what essential oils are, how to use them properly and the many ways they can be used in your garden.
September 15: The Fine Art of Growing Garlic
Join Master Gardener and Garlic Connoisseur Earstin Whitten to learn how to grow garlic successfully in the northern Nevada. Topics will include soil preparation, cultivation, harvesting, propagation and curing garlic. Earstin's specialty is growing heirloom organic garlic. He will have a few recipes to share as well.
September 22:  Fall Container Workshop at Moana Lane Garden Center
Join Moana Nursery Colors Specialists Michelle Cartnick and Susan Freeman to learn the essentials of creating a living container plus design and planting tips you can apply anywhere in your garden.  You'll leave with a 10" dia. /3 gallon container complete with spillers, fillers and thriller which will provide fall color into November. This container can easily be popped into an urn or pot you already own. Cost is $50 and includes all materials necessary. Class size is limited to 20. Registration closes Thursday, September 20. To register, visit
Bring your gloves or come early and purchase a pair.
October 6: Sound Bath - Sound Healing
Come celebrate the season with Sound Healer Marilee Wintz and her sweet sounds! Immerse yourself in the beautiful sound bath of brilliantly colored Crystal Bowls, Reshi Chimes and Tibetian Metal Bowls and ease into autumn.  Chairs will be available but please feel free to bring a yoga mat, pillow and blanket to make yourself comfortable.
A short guided meditation focused on autumn in the garden will prepare you for a relaxing and healing gentle sound concert. 
Marilee Wintz is certified by the Sound Healing Academy and enjoys sharing the beautiful art of sound as a relaxing, uplifting and healing modality. Class size is limited to 30.
October 13: Greenhouse Growing
Rebekah May Stetson, owner of Sunny Day Organic Farms, will discuss growing edibles and other plants in a greenhouse year round. Rebekah will share the benefits of greenhouse growing along with equipment requirements and tips for successful growing.  Her delicious and sustainable ventures include Sunny Day Organic Farms and Labour of Love.
All seminars are free and held at Moana Nursery, 1190 W. Moana Lane, in our Landscape and Design Center unless otherwise stated. Seminars begin promptly at 10 a.m. and last one hour unless otherwise noted. Please arrive 15 minutes early as seating is limited to 60 and is first come, first served. Visit or call (775) 825-0600 for more information.  

Moana Rock ... The Landscape Rock Superstore!

Specialized "Slinger Truck" Services ...
for fast and efficient spreading of many materials like crushed rock, gravel, road base, etc.

Ideal for:
  • Driveways.
  • Parking areas.
  • Construction and/or landscaping projects where large areas need to be covered.
  • Areas requiring rock fill which are inaccessible by other equipment.
The Slinger Truck uses a system of conveyors to "sling" rock into place, allowing large areas to be covered quickly. The ability to extend the conveyor to "sling" rock up to 25 feet from the truck box allows reach into otherwise inaccessible areas.
For further information regarding the Slinger Truck rock spreading service, please call the Moana Rock Business Team Leader at: (775) 691-1220 to schedule or learn more.
Moana Rock is located directly behind our South Virginia St. Garden Center.

Moana Nursery's High Desert Gardener Services for Residential & Business  
For information or estimates on any of our services, call 825-0602 x134.
  • Plant Based Garden Design, Installation and Maintenance
  • Specialty Gardens
  • Annual Bedding Color
  • Custom On-Site Exterior Container Plantings
  • Potting Shed Drop-Off Container and Event Services
  • Seasonal and Holiday Decorating
Interior Plant Services:  
Commercial, Residential and Custom Resort Projects   
Visit our new Pyramid Way Greenhouse to see examples of green walls and more of Vicky's work featured in this photo.
We provide three interior plant service programs - - you can buy, rent or lease. For a free consultation with Vicky Ross, interior plant design & maintenance manager, call 825-0602 x 134.

Relocated Sparks Pyramid Way Garden Center      
We are excited to show off our bigger, better garden center with more selection, a huge greenhouse & an expanded Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop.

        3397 Pyramid Way ... (775) 425-4300   
Easy Access with dedicated turn lanes on to Queen Way at the light, just north of the store, right into our expanded parking lot. 

"Succulents are Hot, Hot, Hot," says Moana's Florist Guru
If there's one fast growing trend in plant arrangements, it's the world of succulent gardens. They're immensely easy to grow and maintain, almost impossible to kill, thrive in dry environments and require very little water. Best of all they are simply beautiful and lend themselves to whatever shape style or arrangement you have in mind.
The Florist at Moana Nursery loves combing unique structures with a beautiful array of succulents, mosses, bark and pebbles.  Please visit us to design your own one of a kind succulent art or call us at 775-825-0671 to deliver an easy care succulent garden to a special someone!   Mention this newsletter blurb for a 15% discount on a custom succulent garden!  

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  • Weekly Specials
  • High Desert Plant Finder & Guide 
  • And much more ...
An Updated, Local Tool For You ... Moana Nursery's Exclusive High Desert Plant Finder & Guide
  • Search and explore plants that thrive in our unique climate and region.
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