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The High Desert Gardener
            March 1, 2018: Volume 03.18
  SPRING in 19 Days (3/20/2018)
Contact Information:  Email us at
Moana Lane Garden Center 
The Florist, Greenhouse & Gift Shop   
1100 W. Moana Lane, Reno

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

New Location  
Pyramid Way Garden Center 
Sparks/Spanish Springs Nursery
3397 Pyramid Way, Sparks
Winter Store Hours  
Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spring Store Hours begin Monday, March 12th  
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
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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 All Purpose Fertilizers 
Fire Primrose

Snowcap Arabis

Red Bellis

Coastal Sunrise Mix Pansy

Mignonette Strawberry


In the cold ... the birds like this Junco could use your help.

Plantable Pots
Grow More Orchid Food
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Uni-Gro Potting Soils

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Our farm - growing high desert trees, shrubs & perennial plants (grow back after winter).

Relocated Sparks Pyramid Way Garden Center Grand Re-Opening Saturday, March 10th (9 to 5)   
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. 

Coming Soon to a yard near you ... SPRING ... what about yours?

Timely, Local High Desert Tips
Now is the time to ...              
(for March, as weather & soil conditions permit)
  • Feed lawn with G&B Organics Lawn Fertilizer. Aerate your lawn and if necessary, dethatch.
  • Apply pre-emergent weed control to prevent germination of weeds and unwanted plants in your landscape. Moana recommends: Green Light Amaze and Monterey Weed Impede for flower beds & non-planted areas, hillsides, paths, etc.).
  • Prevent and kill many lawn weeds with Bonide Weed Beater Complete - a pre and post-emergent.
  • Plant trees and shrubs while they are still dormant - before they break bud.
  • Feed existing fruit trees with G&B Organics Citrus & Fruit Tree Fertilizer.
  • With wild birds' natural food supply at its lowest this month, offer them high energy foods like peanuts, suet, Bark Butter and mealworms. 
  • Begin feeding houseplants with Bonide Liquid Plant Food, Grow More Sea Grow All Purpose Plant Food or Osmocote Outdoor & Indoor Slow Release Fertilizer as new growth begins.

Rewards Member Only March 2018 Specials:
10% Savings on All Bulk Purchases from Moana Rock - mulch, soil, rock, bark, sand, boulders & more*    
* Excludes only flagstone; expires April 1st, 2018.
     The Landscape Rock Superstore 
             (Behind the South Virginia St. Garden Center) 
See the new 2018 Rewards program, please click here.  

New Arrivals:
Ruby Tears Crabapple

Trees: 'Centennial Blush', 'Leonard Messel' & 'Genie' Magnolias, 'Red Jewel' & 'Ruby Tears' Crabapples.

Shrubs: Bird Nest Spruce.      
Roses: Paint the Town & Sunrise Sunset.

Annuals/Color - plant every year: 'Frizzle Sizzle Mix' & 'Coastal Sunrise Mix' Pansies, 'Fire' Primrose, 'Midnight Glow' & 'ColorMax Berry Pie' Violas, 'Delft Blue Mix' Muscari, 'Woodstock Dark Red' Hyacinth, 'Mascotte' Tulip.

Perennials - plant once and enjoy every year: 'Alexander's White' Iberis, 'Compinkie' & 'Snowcap' Arabis, 'Red' Bellis.

Edibles: 'Mignonette' Strawberry

Red Jewel Crabapple
Genie Magnolia
Centennial Blush

Leonard Messel Magnolia
Bird Nest Spruce
Paint the Town Rose
Sunrise Sunset Rose
Woodstock Dark Red Hyacinth

Midnight Glow Viola
Mascotte Tulip
Frizzle Sizzle Mix Pansy

ColorMax Berry Pie Viola
Delft Blue Mix Muscari
Compinkie Arabis
Alexander's White Iberis

Orchid Gardens by the Florist at Moana
Exotic, refreshing, gorgeous and a bit romantic, orchids are one of the most luxurious flowers. Bringing them into your home is a wonderful way to add the light, organic beauty that fresh flowers have but with extra pop and pizzazz that these exquisite, ultra-feminine petals offer. The Florist at Moana Nursery can help you custom design a beautifully unique orchid garden or you can choose from our custom creations in our store at Moana Ln. 
Visit our Website:
or call at 775-825-0671 to request a Moana designed custom orchid garden. 


For No Weeds all Summer, Apply AMAZE Now!
Shake over established plants and grasses to prevent weed seed germination.  Water it in or apply before a rain storm and let Mother Nature do the work.

50% Savings!

On ALL Annuals/Color Plants at all 3 stores.

Plant every year annuals at a huge early spring savings!!!

Offer expires April 1st, 2018. Cannot be combined with other discounts.  

New Product --
Flexzilla Garden Hose

Lightweight and extremely flexible at cold temperatures. This new hybrid polymer has no memory so it lies flat and coils easily.  It will not kink under pressure.

For the Birds . . . Rustic Arrow Bird Houses

Add instant personality and charm to your home and garden with these fanciful metal bird house.  

Have you seen all our new "how to" advice videos?
Here is our newest video featuring Steve Packer, plant doctor, demonstrating composting. 
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:   

Welcome Spring into Your Home
. . . and beat the winter blues with our new collection of home decor.  Add bursts of bright color, energetic patterns, and lively springtime motifs to your home to effortlessly transition it into spring and have some fun.


Carmel's March High Desert Bird of the Month:  
Northern (Red-Shafted) Flicker   

Scientific name
: Colaptes auratus    
Northern Flickers are large, brown woodpeckers with handsome black-scalloped plumage that live year-round in Nevada. Their brown plumage is richly patterned with black spots, bars, and crescents. The red-shafted (western) and yellow-shafted (eastern) forms of Northern Flickers were once classified as different species. Red-shafted or yellow-shafted refers to the color of the undersides of wing and tail feathers. The two forms hybridize extensively in the area between their two ranges. It is not unusual at all to see a hybrid here, sometimes with yellow wing and tail feathers and the red mustache; or red-shafted with red nape crescent instead of red mustache.

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.  


20% Savings on All Wooden & Recycled Bird Houses and Nesting Materials

*Applies to full priced, in stock merchandise. Excludes metal Rustic Arrow decorative bird houses. Offer expires April 1, 2018.

KV Flowering Plum
High Desert Moana-Grown
Landscape Specials

20% Savings on Each:

#15 'Krauter Vesuvius' Flowering Plum (reg. 152)
#15  'Chanticleer' Flowering Pear    (reg. 152)  
#5 Common Purple Lilac (reg. 37)   
#5 'Baileyi' Redtwig Dogwood (reg. 37)

Common Purple Lilac

Chanticleer Flowering Pear

Redtwig Dogwood

Freshest Bird Seed in Town
Red Hot Prices for February 
  • 20 lb. Nyjer      49.99 reg. / 46.99 sale
  • 20 lb. Finch Blend   43.99 reg. / 40.99 sale

Debbie's Shrub of the Month:                         Dwarf Flowering Almond    
This hardy, early spring blooming shrub puts on a spectacular show of numerous small double pink almond like flowers along its stems. It likes moist but not wet growing conditions and appreciates a thick mulch. Prune after flowers are done if needed.

Bree's Plant of the Month:                              Arabis (Garden Rockcress)    
This hardy, low growing perennial is an excellent choice for borders and rock gardens and perfect for the novice gardener. Profuse, sweetly scented blooms of pinks, purples, reds, blues and whites adorn a dense carpet of grey-green foliage. Try mixing with spring-flowering bulbs for a spectacular show.

Bree's Timely Tips for March: (as weather & soil conditions permit)
  • Plant tender bulbs and tubers like Gladiolas, Lilies and Dahlias in pots now and transplant in garden when weather permits for earlier blooms. You can continue planting additional bulbs every two weeks until mid-June to ensure continual blooms.
  • Plant Pansies, Primrose & Violas now but cover them at night if there is danger of frost.
  • Perennial vegetables like Asparagus, Rhubarb, Horseradish, and Artichokes can be planted now.
  • In mid-month, crops like Peas, Cauliflower, Leek, Onion, Radish and early Potatoes can be planted.

Moana Nursery's High Desert Gardener Services for Residential & Business  
Winter may be upon us but that doesn't mean your curb appeal needs to go dormant, too. Our Seasonal Color Team specializes in creating custom container designs year round to complement the season. They would also be happy to assist you with a variety of maintenance projects that you may have to keep your home or business looking great during these winter months. 
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   
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.

Upcoming Seminars: 
March 3: Desert Tortoise Adoption & Basic Care
Yes, tortoises can live in the Truckee Meadows! Kym McDonough, the Northern Nevada Adoptions Coordinator for The Tortoise Group will explain the adoption process for the threatened Mojave Desert tortoise under the authority of US Fish & Wildlife Service and Nevada Department of Wildlife. Learn how to create a tortoise friendly habitat and care for a tortoise in northern Nevada. 
March 10: Successful Nevada Gardening
Are you looking for information on how to succeed at gardening, despite the challenges of our northern Nevada environment? Join Plant Doctor, certified arborist and horticulturist Lisa Braginton to learn about soils, best watering practices, and some of the plants that will survive and even thrive here. She'll share proven tips and commiseration!
March 17: The Secret to a Healthy Green Lawn
Plant Doctor Jon Bruyn and Eileen Stram from G&B Organics will share some simple steps to ensure your lawn will be its very best this year - from watering, feeding, weed control and mowing practices to animal and winter damage repair. They'll also discuss other low maintenance, living alternatives to turf grass.
March 17: Spring Floral Bubble Bowl Workshop -  2-3 PM in the Florist Shop
Join Master Floral Designer Gigi Williams for this workshop to learn the joys & basics of floral arranging. You'll leave with a beautiful bubble bowl filled with gorgeous seasonal flowers. Cost is $45 and includes all the materials. Must sign up and pay workshop fee in advance our Moana Lane store or you can call the florist at 825-0671 to register with a credit card. (No shows will not be refunded their money.) Class size is limited to 10 adults (minimum of 6). Workshop will be held in the Floral Department at Moana Lane.
March 24: Rose Care 101
Join Dianne Stortz-Lintz, Rose Specialist and former City of Reno Horticulturist, to learn when (April) and how to prune your roses; proper techniques will be demonstrated. Dianne will share tips for having spectacular roses even if you've never grown them before. You'll learn about the different varieties of roses and how easy they can be when the right varieties and locations are selected as well as what planting techniques will ensure your success.
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.

Before spring arrives ... a great time to plan and get more information.
And ... you can visit any time to get expert gardening information ...
  • High Desert Fact Sheets
  • Bi-weekly Timely Tips
  • Helpful High Desert Videos
  • Monthly Newsletters
  • Seminars
  • 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.
  • Build wish lists, learn about plant characteristics and find the perfect plants for you and your home.
  • Bring your wish list to your favorite Moana Nursery location and our expert staff will help with your choices.
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