THINK SPRING!
Rain, snow or shine CELEBRATE Spring Equinox with us
Spring Celebration Storewide Discount: Announcement Coming on FB and IG
8am – 6pm @ Moana Lane and Pyramid Locations
7am – 6 pm @ South Virginia Location
Week 1: AFRICAN VIOLET
Excellent tabletop accent with dainty clusters of flowers with yellow eyes blooms from late winter to late fall. Red stems can be quite attractive and add to the plant's interest.
$8.99 ea
Valid March 1 - 5, next special TBA on March 6
Follow Moana Nursery on Instagram or Facebook and find out the specially priced featured houseplant on Thursday of each week.
REWARDS MEMBER SPECIAL


2019 POTTERY CLEARANCE
* All specials highlighted within this newsletter are limited to stock on hand. Discounts on regular retails. All offers expire March 31, 2020, unless otherwise noted.
UP TO $2,500 SIGNING BONUS FOR SOME POSITIONS AVAILABLE NOW!
TREE OF THE MONTH
Triple Play Apple
Three mid-season blooming apple trees in one container to form a clump. Ease of pollination, assortment of varieties and extended harvest make this a triple play! Enjoy 'Honeycrisp', 'Sweet 16' and 'Cortland'. All varieties are good for eating and cooking. No other pollinator needed since 3 apple varieties are on one tree.
Height:  12-15'
Spread:  10-14'
Exposure:  Full Sun
Zone:  4-7
NEW ARRIVALS FOR MARCH
'Sensation' Lilac
'Miss Kim' Lilac
'Bailey Compact’ Viburnum Cranberrybush
Common Purple Liliac
'Declaration’ Lilac
                 ‘Blue Star’ Fern
Dwarf Korean Lilac
'Gold Tide' Forsythia Flowers 
'Gold Tide' Forsythia
Oxalis aka Shamrock
'Golden Mops’ Threadleaf False Cypress
Anthurium

  • Wait until April 15th (tax day) to prune your roses!

  • 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.

  • Feed lawn with G&B Organics Lawn Fertilizer. Aerate your lawn, and if necessary, dethatch.

  • Prevent and kill many lawn weeds including dandelions, clover and crabgrass with Bonide Weed Beater Complete - a pre & post-emergent

  • Now is the time for pruning fruit & deciduous trees. Spray with dormant oil to reduce codling moth and aphid populations and a fungicide if diseases such as scab and powdery mildew were a problem last year. 

  • If fruit & large deciduous trees have broken bud, wait to spray or adjust the concentration of your oil. Bonide All Seasons Horticultural & Dormant Oil will help control aphids, scale or mites that were a problem in the past. If fungal diseases such as scab and powdery mildew have been a problem, spray with Bonide Copper Fungicide or Monterey Liqui-Cop according to the label. Avoid spraying on windy days.

  • Plant fruit trees – pear, apple & peach-- on a dry day before buds swell with G&B Organics Planting Mix and G&B Organics Citrus & Fruit Tree Fertilizer; mulch with G&B Organics Soil Building Conditioner. 

  • Feed existing fruit trees with G&B Organics Citrus & Fruit Tree Fertilizer.

  • Apply Plantskydd or Bonide Repels All to protect spring blooms, trees & shrubs from rabbits, deer & voles.

  • Prune summer flowering shrubs & trees.

  • Enjoy summer blooms earlier by potting up gladiolas, dahlias, crocosmia, lily of the valley, etc. indoors at the beginning of the month, then transplant in the garden when weather has warmed up with Happy Frog Steamed Bone Meal or G&B Organics Bud & Bloom Fertilizer for long lasting blooms.

  • Begin fertilizing houseplants with Bonide Liquid Plant Food or Grow More Sea Grow All Purpose Plant Food as new growth begins.

  • As weather & soil conditions permit plant radish, lettuce and cabbage seeds, onions, potatoes, asparagus, garlic, shallots, strawberries, rhubarb, horseradish and Swiss chard, amending G&B Organics Planting Mix or Raised Bed and Potting Mix with G&B Organics Harvest Supreme in a raised bed or a Smart Pot.

  • Prune grapevine & raspberry bushes and feed 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.

  • Offer Peanut Butter n’Jelly suet dough to provide the extra calcium needed during nesting season.
HOW TO PLANT A TREE
HOW TO PRUNE TREES
AFRICAN VIOLET CARE
MARCH BIRD OF THE MONTH:        
White-crowned Sparrow
Zonotrichia leucophrys

Identification:
White-crowns are larger sparrows, around 7” long. They have relatively long tails and short bills, but usually are easily identified by their jaunty black and white crown stripes. There are several subspecies of the white-crowned sparrow; most migrate seasonally, breeding in alpine meadows of the southern Rockies to the northern taiga. Here in the Truckee Meadows, we are fortunate to have resident populations. White-crowned sparrows seen in our area will generally have coral-pink bills and dark lores. White-crowns are songful birds, and in the winter months, they are one of the few birds that you may hear truly 'singing'.
Where to find one:
White-crowned sparrows are ubiquitous winter birds in North America. It is very common to see them scurrying through the brush alongside a trail or walking path, foraging for weed and grass seeds. Because they travel in flocks, it may seem like a patch of scrub, ahead on the trail, suddenly comes alive with their activity as you hike or ski along. In summer months, they supplement their diet with available insects, including wasps, beetles, and caterpillars. When other food sources are scarce, they are happy to visit backyard feeders for various grains and fruit. Winter storms drive them to the feeders in my yard, where they happily feast on sunflower chips to help them weather the cold.
Attract this bird to your yard:
Although they are not fussy about their diet, black oil sunflower and sunflower chips are the best offerings to get white-crowned sparrows to your feeders for viewing.
HIGH DESERT GARDENER SERVICES
FOR HOME & BUSINESS                     
                                        
While our High Desert Gardening Team spends these cold winter months planning for spring and summer, we encourage you to take time to enjoy the peace of winter. Find inspiration for this year’s projects from your favorite garden magazines, books, and of course our Moana PlantFinder .  We specialize in seasonal containers, garden design, installation and maintenance as well as proper pruning and grooming your plants. We are now available for appointments to begin planning with you. 
Please call the Landscape office
825-0602 x134 for pricing, availability and
more information about our services.
UPCOMING EVENT & SEMINARS
THINK SPRING!
Rain or shine celebrate Spring Equinox with us
Spring Celebration Storewide Discount: Announcement Coming on FB and IG
8am – 6pm @ Moana Lane and Pyramid Locations
7am – 6 pm @ South Virginia Location 

Annual Reno Rose Society Rose Pruning Demonstration
Saturday, March 28
10AM - 1PM                                                          
Reno Municipal Rose Garden, east of the California Building in Idlewild Park
Demonstration instructs on the pruning needs of individual rose types based on rose species and the best time of year in our area to prune them. Bring gloves and sharp bypass pruning shears to prune the roses after the demonstration. Consulting Rosarians from the American Rose Society will be on hand to answer questions on all aspects of rose culture and pruning. For more information visit the Reno Rose Society Facebook page or call 775-746-1140. 

Reno Rose Society’s Rebecca Shaw hosts 2 seminars on roses
Moana Lane Landscape Services Seminar Room
Saturday, April 18
  • 10:00 – 11:30 AM: Learn about the different varieties of roses and how easy growing them can be when the right varieties and locations are selected plus planting techniques for success.
  • 1:30 – 3:00 PM: Tips for pruning, feeding, insect and disease control and more will be discussed.
PET OF THE MONTH
  T’Challa
Our Moana Teammates welcome “pets” of all shapes and sizes! We are excited to feature our newest VIP, T’Challa. One of our many employee pets we love! Pictured here next to some pet safe products from Moana Nursery!
Please don’t forget to have your pet on a leash for the safety of all.
Better Plants. Better Advice. Better Results.


STORE HOURS THROUGH MARCH 19TH
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 9 TO 5 PM
SUNDAY 10 TO 5 PM

SPRING/SUMMER/FALL HOURS BEGIN MARCH 19TH
South Virginia Retail & Rock:
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 7 TO 6 PM
SUNDAY 9 TO 5 PM
Moana Lane and Pyramid Way Locations:
MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY 8 TO 6 PM
SUNDAY 9 TO 5 PM


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