Words can't describe how much we appreciate your support as we instituted best practices for maintaining the health and safety of our community during the COVID 19 crisis. Our community of gardeners showed up in masks, ordered online via our new e-commerce store, tested our new services and gracefully tolerated any of our operational challenges.

With less to do you may find yourself getting back to basics and experimenting more in your yard & garden. In addition to our helpful team, our website is full of learning resources available 24 hours a day that will help you succeed with your new ventures. 

We are especially excited about May's specials. Our Moana Grown perennials are beautiful this year and new arrivals are showing up each week. Be sure to add tomatoes and peppers to your garden this month and while you are enjoying your outside space, don't forget about our water fountains. There is bound to be one that would be perfect for you.

Mom's are to be celebrated this month and we have kept her in mind with tailored Mother's Day Specials. Give her a gorgeous flower arrangement, hanging basket, color pot or buy her a Moana Nursery gift card, delivered on her special day or anytime you choose, and allow her to pick out her favorite things!

We wish you all happy, healthy & safe gardening! Thank you for your support.
Mother's Day Floral Arrangements
Celebrate Mom • Pre-Order Now!
We may not be able to spend Mother's Day with our Mom's this year, but we can show her just how grateful we are for all she does! The Florist at Moana Nursery is here to help you show your mom how special she is with beautiful flower arrangements and memorable gift ideas safely delivered right to her door! We have come up with some great spring designs that are sure to surprise her and make her feel extra special!  (Designer's Choice Pictured Above)
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Elegant, compact ornamental tree (15’-20’ by 15’-20’) has spectacular white flowers, glossy, green foliage and beautiful, red, fall color. Small, red ornamental fruit in fall attracts birds. Disease resistant & very cold hardy but requires protection from our afternoon sun and wind. Wonderful as a focal point on a north or east facing spot. Prefers acidic conditions. Needs deep regular watering throughout first growing season.
'Snow Lady' Shasta Daisy
2020 New Rose Introductions: Burst of Joy Rose, Queen of Elegance, State of Grace, Life's Little Pleasures

Trees: Golden Chain Tree

Shrubs: Iceberg Alley Sageleaf™ Willow

Veggies & Herbs : Tomatoes, Peppers, Cucumbers, Squash, Eggplant, Basil, Cilantro, French Tarragon, Spanish Lavender

Annuals: Petunia, Sweet Potato Vine, Eucalyptus, Verbena, Geranium, Zinnia, Color Pots: 6-inch Single Variety &,8-inch Mixed Variety

Perennials : Ajuga, Aquilegia, Dianthus, Brunnera, Dicentra, Heuchera, Hosta, Iris, Kniphofia, Lupine, Monarda, Penstemon, Peony, Spring Phlox, Poppy, Russian Sage, Salvia, Sedum, Sempervivum, Thyme, Veronica, Lavender, Vinca
Golden Chain Tree
State of Grace Rose
Life's Little Pleasures Rose
Hanging Basket
Hanging Basket
Bleeding Hearts
Burst of Joy Rose
Queen of Elegance Rose
Hanging Basket
                  'Bressingham' Coral Bells
'Plum Pudding' Coral Bells
Color Pots
  • Continue to monitor nighttime temperatures. Sudden last-minute changes to below freezing temperatures can cause a great deal of damage. Be prepared to cover tender plants.

  • To control aphids, start with Lady Bugs and a hose. (See life cycle of lady bugs so that you do not inadvertently kill off their eggs, larvae, or pupae.) If infestation is great, use Organocide 3 In 1 Garden Spray, Bon Neem II, or Bonide Tomato & Vegetable Spray. Bonide Rose Rx Systemic Drench can also be used on all ornamentals.

  • Water at optimum time – when winds are calm, and temperatures are cool – early in the morning.

  • Water only when needed – saturate root zones and let the soil dry to encourage strong roots.

  • Fertilize perennials, shrubs & trees if not done so already.

  • Activate compost pile with garden soil, G&B Organics All Purpose Fertilizer and water.

  • Mow lawn at 3 to 3-1/2” removing no more than one-third of the leaf blade.

  • If you haven’t already done so, fertilize your lawn with G&B Organics Lawn Fertilizer.

  • Provide water for migrating birds. Many insect-eating songbirds are attracted to shallow pools & the sound of dripping water.

  • Schedule an audit of your irrigation system with one of Moana’s certified landscape irrigation auditors to ensure you are not wasting water. Contact 825-0602, x134 to schedule.

  • Apply 3 inches of G&B Organics Soil Building Conditioner around plants, trees and shrubs to conserve moisture, moderate soil temperatures, and reduce weeds.

  • Very important: remove tree stakes and ties from trees & shrubs planted for more than one year.

  • Continue to inspect trees and shrubs for insect and disease problems; treat immediately with appropriate product.

  • Prune spring-flowering shrubs (forsythia, lilacs, quince, almond, viburnum, magnolias, rhododendrons, azaleas) immediately after they bloom.

  • Gently pull off dried flowers of azaleas and rhododendrons, taking care not to break sticky, new shoots located at the base of the flowers. This is a great time to fertilize with G&B Organics Rhododendron, Azalea & Camellia Fertilizer and mulch with G&B Organics Acid Planting Mix.

  • Continue to plant new perennials, ornamental grasses & roses.

  • Begin to regularly pinch back fall-blooming perennials – mums, asters & tall sedums; pinch weekly until mid-July to promote stocky growth.

  • Remove dead vines and begin to direct new growth onto their supports.
  • Deadhead (remove blooms) spring bulbs once they’ve finished flowering but allow foliage to wither completely before removing.

  • Stake peonies to support blooms when they reach 10” in height.

  • Plant summer bulbs dahlias, gladiola, and lilies with G&B Organics Bud & Bloom Fertilizer.

  • Gradually move houseplants outside to protected areas. Place large houseplants potted in plastic into larger, heavier pots to keep them from falling over in wind. Do not expose to afternoon sun. Monitor regularly for pests.

  • Move citrus trees (Meyer’s lemon, etc.) outside when nighttime temperatures are consistently above 45 degrees.

  • Begin to harden off warm-season transplants, moving them into a shaded area for 14 days and gradually increasing their exposure to direct sun. Bring them in at night if the temperatures fall below 40 degrees. Once properly hardened, they can be transplanted out in the garden, usually by mid-May.

  • Spread several inches of G&B Organics Purely Compost or G&B Organics Harvest Supreme on vegetable and herb beds. Use as a mulch and/or continue to use as an amendment while you are still planting.

  • Hummingbirds have arrived & orioles will begin appearing any day. Now’s the time to put out oranges and grape jelly for orioles and WBU Hummingbird and Oriole Nectar for both hummingbirds and orioles. Be sure to change the sugar water every few days so it doesn’t spoil.

  • Continue to supply fresh water and change it every 5 days to keep it clean. To prevent the chance of disease, clean birdbath weekly with a weak bleach solution and rinse well.

  • Install a customized Wild Birds Unlimited bird feeding station where you can easily watch the birds it attracts. It can be installed in the ground or on a deck.

  • Offer WBU Bark Butter Bits or Peanut Butter n’ Jelly Suet Dough and mealworms to provide the extra calcium & protein needed during nesting season.
High Desert Bird of the Month
Anna’s Hummingbird
Calypte anna

By Lisa Braginton
Wild Birds Unlimited Manager

At 4” length with a 5.25” wingspan, Anna’s hummingbirds are slightly larger than most of the other species we are likely to see in our area. Males are distinctly green with a bright magenta-red head, with the color extending over the face and crown. This ‘gladiator mask’ is well suited to their typically aggressive behavior. Their undersides are greenish gray. Females sport a central throat patch of the same bright color, and most show a prominent white patch above the eye, but tend to be relatively grey and drab, overall. Proportionally short bills, slightly larger size, and generally sturdier appearance help distinguish from the similar black-chinned females. Even if the male is out of sight, you’ll know when he is present by his ‘song’ of buzzy, raspy notes, and the distinctive ‘tsit’ call he makes.

Anna’s may be present all year in our area. The extent to which they migrate back to their traditional winter range of coastal California is unclear and likely changing, seemingly tied to the availability of resources. In general, numbers are abundant and increasing. These hummingbirds are comfortable in a range of habitats, including open woods, mountains, coastal lowlands, deserts, and urban environments.

Anna’s hummingbirds are easily drawn to backyard feeders filled with fresh nectar (sugar water), but you can ensure their sustained presence by planting a variety of nectar rich flowers and providing a water mister near their food source.
Our Seasonal Color/High Desert Gardening Team is ready to create beautiful blooming containers for your home or business. Combine these with annual planting beds or a simple refresh of your existing garden -- the options are limitless! We are also currently accepting projects for spring pruning and cleanups. Examples of our spring designs can be seen in front of our Pyramid Way location and at the corner of our Moana Lane location -- Lakeside & Moana Lane.
Please call the Landscape office
825-0602 x134 for pricing, availability and
more information about our services.
Our Moana Teammates welcome “pups” of all shapes and sizes! We are excited to feature our newest VIP, Tucker who is waiting for curbside pick-up.
Please don’t forget to have your pet on a leash for the safety of all.
UNR/Washoe County Cooperative Extension
& Master Gardeners Victory Garden Kit Project
Moana Nursery was pleased to partner with the Washoe County Cooperative Extension and Master Gardeners to provide containers and soil for 150 Victory Garden Kits (consisting of pots, soil, seeds & instructions) that were distributed to local community members to start their own vegetable gardens on April 3 rd.
Buy an Urban Roots activity kit and get a book and 3 hands-on activities 
(instructions and materials included) delivered to your doorstep! 
Every kit includes soil and seeds to plant!
Kits can be shared among siblings and preschool-aged children will be
able to use the K-2 kit with assistance from parents.
Delivery only in Reno/Sparks. Order by Tuesday to receive your kit on Friday.
If you are ordering for someone else, please use their address as the shipping address.
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