"Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile!" William Cullen Bryant
Starting Sept. 11: New Fall and Winter Hours
MONDAY - SATURDAY 9 AM - 5PM
SUNDAYS 10 AM - 4 PM
Technically we are still in summer until September 22nd, when autumn officially arrives. This month the daytime temperatures should drop 10-15 degrees and the morning lows will dip into the 40's.
Don't expect a hard freeze here in the valleys but up in the mountains a hard freeze is very possible.
Start cutting back on the watering and plan by the end of the month to be watering established plants and lawn once a week. Fall gardening in Northern Nevada is especially gratifying and many gardeners think it is absolutely the best time to plant ornamental trees, shrubs and fruit trees.
On September 16th we will have our final Full Moon Madness sale, from 8 AM - 6 PM. It's time to plant onion sets and garlic for harvesting next summer. Peas, lettuce, spinach and radishes can once again be planted and enjoyed through October. This fall, let us help you plan a bulb garden for a spectacular spring display of color. The best selection of spring bulbs and iris rhizomes is in September.
Wait to plant your bulbs until the end of October because it is usually too warm to plant sooner.
While you are still enjoying your summer vegetable garden know that there is still a lot of gardening time left in September and October.
We had a wonderful time at our annual Art At The Greenhouse event on August 13th. The weather couldn't have been more perfect. The entertainment was spectacular. Jakki Ford, in conjunction with Carson City Jazz and Beyond was simply delightful.
Randi Ide entertained us all in another location with favorite sounds from the 70's, 80's, and 90's. This year, we had the Nevada Nosh food truck and the CHS Band Boosters both serving up delicious eats.
The quality of the work that the 40 artists brought to this event was amazing. The public has voted for their favorite artists and the winners are: Kathleen Stemler - 1st place, Sandy Trainer - 2nd place, and Leigh Lunt 3rd place. Join us next year, the second Saturday in August, when we will be celebrating the 14th annual Art At The Greenhouse.
REDEEM BONUS BUCKS
POTTERY, FOUNTAINS, AND STATUARY SALE
ATTEND A SEMINAR AND RECEIVE A 15% OFF COUPON FOR UP TO 5 PIECES OF REGULARLY PRICED MERCHANDISE. ALL SEMINARS COST $2.
Seminar, "Composting Happens", Speaker: David Ruf, 11 AM
SEPTEMBER IS THE LAST MONTH TO REDEEM BONUS BUCKS
Bonus Bucks may be redeemed for regularly priced merchandise, for face value, for up to 50% of a purchase.
HURRY, THIS IS THE LAST SALE OF THIS MERCHANDISE THIS YEAR.
DAVID AND JULIE ARE GOING TO MARKET. CALL AND RESERVE MASON BEES NOW FOR NEXT SPRING DELIVERY. AFTER NOVEMBER, THEY WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE.
Check out our Arrows. Don't get hung up with just one plaque. Try one for every season, holidays and everyday. Purchase one arrow - and then all the plaques are interchangeable.
FLASHFIRE SUGAR MAPLE
Greenhouse Garden Center is thrilled to bring a J. Frank Schmidt maple, Flashfire Sugar Maple, into our maple selections. This beauty grows 45' tall with a spread of 40' and is USDA zoned 4.
Selected from Caddo Mountain sugar maple seedlings, this tree has the brightest red fall color we have seen in a cultivar adapted to Southern heat.
It features dark green summer foliage, better mildew resistance than other Caddo selections, strong growth, and a brilliant red early fall color.
EcoSocks are a new product from TLC, the same company that supplies Pond Perfect. Fall and Spring EcoSocks are specially designed to work during the cold season to continuously degrade the muck and sludge in the bottom of your pond.
The special probiotics in Fall and Spring Prep EcoSocks are proven to function at very cold temperatures. EcoSocks are a mix of freeze dried bacteria and enzymes, plus bacterial probiotics, all encased in a burlap sack. The result is a slow-release, simple system that delivers massive quantities of probiotics that work all winter long.
EcoSocks are 100% biodegradable, so you can just toss them into a pond and let them degrade over time. EcoSocks are completely non-toxic, and are completely safe for fish, birds, wildlife, and desirable aquatic plants!
Now is the time to start to harden off trees, shrubs, flowers and lawn. Stop deadheading and pruning your roses until next April 15th. Hardening off means to gradually reduce the amount of water provided to your plants and lengthening the time between each watering.
Depending on temperatures in September, cut watering back to once a week. Your lawn should be getting about 1 inch of water per week total. Keep in mind that new plants will need water more often.
Before bringing your favorite geraniums (or any other plant that can be a winter houseplant) inside, treat plants with Systemic Houseplant Insect Control to prevent indoor insect infestation.
ADVANTAGES OF FALL PLANTING: Warm soil still holds heat from summer, so roots continue to grow. Winter air minimizes top growth, but roots continue to grow. In spring, top growth begins as root growth continues. Late spring, warm air spurs top growth. The large root system is now able to supply the maximum needs of water and nutrients for well-balanced growth.
Bulbs! Bulbs! Bulbs! Nothing heralds spring with more fervor than crocus, tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths. While September is too early to plant bulbs, the best selection is now.
Most tulips and daffodils perform at their best for 2 years with good fertilization. After 2 years, most begin to fail, so think about replacing those that look as though the blooms are lacking their original luster.
Try a new design or color. Work in organics like Bumper Crop and fertilizer like Dr. Earth Bulb Food whenever possible, because Northern Nevada soils are of poor quality.
Net your pond to keep out unwanted leaves.
Garlic bulbs and Onion Sets arrive in September. They go fast! Purchase them in September but hold off planting until October.
September 15th is the prime target date for seeding the lawn. Because of warm soil, warm water, cool nights and diminishing winds, it is the best time. The lawn will be thick enough to stop the winter mud from being tracked inside.
Plant ornamental kale and cabbage, pansies, and violas for fall and winter color where summer annuals have begun to look spent. Chase the blahs away even when it snows. Mums are in full swing, so pick up some for you and a friend.
If you haven't planted Cool Season Starter Vegetables, plant them now.
Watch the night-time lows. An early freeze can wipe out ripening tomatoes and peppers.
What you need:
Mussels (one dozen per person)
Angel Hair pasta (you can use fettuccini, linguini - any pasta you prefer)
4 sticks unsalted butter
4 large garlic cloves (not the bulbs, but the large pieces from the bulbs)
1/2 cup white wine
Step by Step:
On the stove, bring a large pot of water (8 cups) to a boil; add the dill when water boils, along with the mussels. (Note: mussels need to be washed thoroughly before cooking, ensure they are scraped and rinsed well.)
Turn the heat to medium and allow to cook till all mussels have opened up.
Immediately remove from the stove and drain. IMPORTANT: REMOVE any and all mussels that will not open. Those should be thrown away.
In a large pot, bring to boil water for pasta. Cook according to directions.
In a small pot, add four sticks of unsalted butter, 1/2 cup white wine and four halved garlic cloves.
Allow to come to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and remove garlic if desired.
In a large bowl, add drained pasta and toss with the sauce. Serve on individual plates topped with a dozen mussels per serving!