Moana Nursery Seminars and Events

Our seminars and workshops are conducted by our friendly and knowledgeable staff and local garden experts.

  • Seminars are held in our Landscape & DesignCenter at the Moana Lane Nursery location (across the parking lot).
  • They are held on Saturdays at 10AM and last about an hour.
  • Seminars are FREE, and we operate on a first come, first served basis.
  • Space is limited to a maximum of 60, so please come early to get a seat.
  • Standing in the back of the room is not permitted, as this is a fire hazard. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.
  • Popular seminar topics may be repeated.
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It’s All about the Soil and the Miracles of Mulch

September 10:  It’s All about the Soil and the Miracles of Mulch ... Abundant crops and beautiful landscapes begin with living soil and continue with regular mulching – the finishing touch in your landscape that works miracles in your soil. Gisele Schoniger, Organic Gardening Educator at Kellogg Garden Products, will show you how the key to gardening success begins with the soil and why the soil in northern Nevada (which is really dirt) needs to be amended and fed.  She will also share the many benefits of organic mulch, convincing you that it is indeed a miracle worker.Gisele Schoniger, has gained a wealth of gardening wisdom from her experiences as an ornamental horticulturist, interiorscape business owner, horticultural therapist and gardener.This seminar is a must for everyone who wants to grow anything in their yard!

Fall Container Demonstration

September 17:  Fall Container Demonstration ... Join Moana’s award-winning floral designer Gigi Williams for a demonstration on how to design and plant a fall container that will last until November.  Containers are Gigi’s specialty and she loves trying out new plant combinations. You’ll be provided with a plant list and planting & design tips that you can apply to your own creations.  Demonstration will be held at the Moana Lane Store instead of in the Landscape & Design Center.

Ask Our Experts In-Store ... Every Day!

Seminars are great but don't forget our staff of green experts can answer questions and provide solutions every day.

Oktoberfest Weekend at Moana Nursery: All 3 Locations

Oktoberfest Weekend, Saturday September 24th thru Sunday September 25th ... 8 to 6 Sat. & 9 to 5 Sun.: Celebrating Fall is the best time to plant in the high desert with Music, Beer, Pretzels, Strudel & Savings at all three stores.

The Fine Art of Growing Garlic

September 24:  the Fine Art of Growing Garlic ... Join Master Gardener and Garlic Connoisseur Earstin Whitten to learn how to grow garlic successfully in 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.