"Every year at just this time in cold and dark December, Families around the world all gather to remember, With presents and parties, With feasting and with fun, Customs and traditions for people old and young." Helen H. Moore
EXTENDED HOLIDAY HOURS:
MONDAY-SATURDAY: 9 AM to 5:30 PM
SUNDAY: 10 AM - 4 PM
This December, we are all about enhancing your holiday shopping experience here at Greenhouse Garden Center.
We are happy to offer expanded evening hours: Monday through Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.
Come join us, enjoy a cup of wassail and shop amongst our 26 themed Christmas trees for one-of-a-kind ornaments featuring everything from snowy owls to Mark Roberts fairies.
Don't forget our wreath making class on December 3rd.
We are offering TWO sessions.
Our gift shop is fully stocked with Christmas accessories perfect for all of your holiday entertaining.
The year, we are once again featuring fresh cut Norland, Grand and Noble Firs.
We also have a great selection of evergreens suitable for a living Christmas tree.
The January Landscape Design Workshop For The Homeowner is filling up fast.
This is a great gift that keeps on giving and guaranteed to provide years of gardening enjoyment and success.
Come in or call to reserve your spot.
We are very pleased to have the award-winning DHS Douglas Dynamics join us on Saturday, December 10th for a Christmas concert between 11 AM and 12:30 PM.
Remember, any time you make a purchase up to December 10th you are eligible to enter the drawing for the $100 gift certificate giveaway.
December and January are the gardener's time to pause and reflect on what worked and what didn't last season and to make plans for the next growing season.
We encourage everyone to think about trying something new.
Greenhouse Garden Center is committed to continuing our efforts to expand our organic lines and promote organic products to our customers.
With this year drawing to a close, we would like to take time to reflect on just how very thankful we are here at Greenhouse Garden Center to have such loyal and inspired customers.
Our wishes for a restful holiday season and a great gardening year to come.
Workshop, "Decorate A Holiday Wreath", TWO Sessions: 11 AM & 1 PM; $50 Fee (includes artificial wreath, floral picks, lights, and ribbon), Reservations Required, Limited to 16 total.
DHS Douglas Dynamics Singers, 11 AM - 12:30 PM. Winning raffle ticket will be drawn during the performance.
YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.
DECEMBER 21 - 30
SALE - CHRISTMAS MERCHANDISE ONLY
MERRY CHRISTMAS - WE ARE CLOSED
The time is here to reserve your spot for our Annual Landscape Design for the Homeowner Workshop.
This weekend workshop is only offered once a year, and is limited to 16 participants.
It fills up fast.
LANDSCAPE DESIGN WORKSHOP 2017
INSTRUCTOR: David Ruf, Owner, Greenhouse Garden Center DATES: Saturdays, Jan.
21 & 22 and Session 5 by appointment TIME: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Sessions 1 through 4) COST: $125.00/person or $175.00/couple - RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
(class size limited to 16) WOW: Any person attending the workshop will receive 15% off any landscape plants purchased during the 2016 season.
Lunch will be provided on Jan.
21 and Jan.
All classroom materials will be provided.
SESSION 1: January 21 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
This session will begin with landscape design decisions.
The discussion will consider each homeowner's special circumstances and will include new landscape construction as well as renovating existing landscaped areas.
Discussion and review of garden styles, home styles and existing landscape considerations specific to the individual homeowner's life style, home style and color - and general likes and dislikes will be identified.
The homeowner should be prepared with square footage of the area and photographs of the property.
LUNCH BREAK - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
SESSION 2: January 21 - 12:45 PM to 3:00 PM
This session will involve helping each homeowner develop a site plan.
Topics will include site locations, exposure, slopes, grading and drainage issues, irrigation installation and electrical requirements.
Each homeowner will receive a Nevada Plant Guide as an aid to making good plant choices.
Homework will include plotting the landscape and the irrigation lines on the site plan.
SESSION 3: January 22 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
During this session drip and sprinkler considerations will be further customized to each homeowner's needs.
Also, lawn, soil conditions and amendments, fertilizers, plant care and watering issues will be addressed.
In addition, hardscape landscaping such as pavers, patios, ponds, lighting, statuary and benches will be discussed.
At the end of this session a discussion of tree and plant selection will be conducted with an onsite tour of the nursery to view various trees and shrubs.
LUNCH BREAK - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
SESSION 4: January 22 - 12:45 PM to 3:00 PM
This session will include individual instruction to customize site plans to the individual homeowners.
A question and answer period will also be included.
Finally, a cost analysis will be developed for each homeowner.
SESSION 5: By Appointment
The final session will be devoted to a review of the homeowner's personal landscape designs.
Modifications will be made where necessary.
This session will also be used as a catch up session for those homeowners who need additional help.
An artificial tree must be used for 20 years to have a lower carbon footprint.
Grown "Natural" trees produce oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide the entire time they are growing.
One acre of Christmas trees on a farm produces enough oxygen to support 18 people.
Natural trees are recycled by most cities.
They are ground into mulch for hiking trails, gardens, and other purposes.
Trees grown on Christmas tree farms are grown sustainably - for every tree cut down, 2 to 3 more seedlings are planted.
If You're Not Convinced a Fresh-Cut Christmas Tree is the Way to Go, Consider Choosing a Living Christmas Tree
Start a family tradition by choosing a living Christmas tree.
Decorate the tree carefully and use LED lights, because they are cool.
Keep the tree in the house no longer then 7 days.
Keep it away from working wood stoves and fireplaces.
Water the tree thoroughly before bringing it into your house.
Place a saucer under the tree to protect the floor or table.
Place the tree outside after Christmas, unless the temperature is below 15 degrees.
Then place the tree in you garage until the temperatures meet or exceed 15 degrees.
Try to plant it as soon as possible, since it will be better for the tree and easier to keep it watered.
If you cannot plant it, then place the tree on the east or north side of your house until it is planted.
Greenhouse Garden Center has a very nice selection of living Christmas trees, starting in a 1 gallon size and going up to the big box size.
BACHO PRUNING TOOLS
You should love the tools you use every day.
Bahco pruning tools have been ergonomically designed and tested for comfort, less fatigue and greater efficiency.
Choose from bypass pruners, loppers, saws, snips and scissors, and sharpeners.
Greenhouse Garden Center has all of these choices, and more, to make your special gardener's day.
Are you planning a vacation?
The Plant Nanny is the perfect product to provide water to your houseplants while you are gone.
Choose from the above options and recycle a wine or water bottle as your reservoir.
Plant Nanny is also available in a decorative hand-blown glass globe that makes a perfect gift.
HESTRA ROSE GLOVES
Hestra Gloves is a family run business started in 1937 and now in its 3rd generation.
The rose glove is of durable goatskin construction, with a long cow split leather cuff for added thorn protection.
Greenhouse Garden Center has sizes ranging from extra small to extra large.
Check out our versatile gardening glove with a durable goat leather in palm and reinforcements.
The back hand is made comfortable with a breathable padded spandex.
Our fall statuary order from Massarelli's has arrived and Leo the Lion is going to be unleashed in time for Christmas.
The monkeys are excited and ready to grace that special someone's flower garden.
A nice selection of military memorial statues has just arrived as well.
In addition, we are fully stocked with beautiful fountains of all styles and sizes, birdbaths, statuary and ceramic planters.
DON'T FORGET THE BIRD LOVERS
Greenhouse Garden Center is pleased to have an extensive collection of unique bird houses - many made in Nevada.
In addition, we carry Wild Delight premium bird seed.
If you love to watch the quail in your back yard, try the Quail Block.
You will also find decorative suet feeders, high energy suet - and don't forget the Bird Bath De-Icer so that the birds have access to fresh water.
SOL SOUND SOLAR AND BLUETOOTH ROCK SPEAKER
Enjoy the sound of your favorite music while you are gardening.
The Sol Sound Solar and Bluetooth Rock Speaker blends in perfectly with the landscape and is water resistant.
Stream music from 50 feet away on a 4" full range high intensity speaker for up to 10 hours of play time.
SOLAR SECURITY VIDEO CAMERA AND FLOODLIGHT
Secure your home with the Solar Security Video Camera & Floodlight.
This system features a high definition video camera capable of capturing a face, in color, up to 40 feet away during the daytime and 16 feet away at night.
The camera and floodlight are motion activated.
No electricity is needed, it's weather-proof and - best of all - easy to install.
Miniature gardens can range from the classical to the whimsical, and Greenhouse Garden Center has virtually every accessory you might need to create your own miniature garden.
Don't forget the Bonsai figurines, the perfect way to finish off your Bonsai planting.
BOTANICAL INTERESTS SEEDS
Stumped for a cute stocking stuffer for that special gardener? Greenhouse Garden Center is fully stocked with the 2017 Botanical Interests Seed Line.
GREENHOUSE GARDEN CENTER GIFT CERTIFICATE
A gift certificate from Greenhouse Garden Center is a gift that can be enjoyed any time.
There is no expiration date. They are available in any amount, and good any time, anywhere, for anything that is in stock - including sale merchandise and also including our gift shop.
Apply Kaput for vole control and check all the bags daily.
Keep replacing the bait before it is empty - the anti-coagulant agent is cumulative in the rodent's system and will lose its strength if application is not repeated.
If bait is not taken within two to three days, replace with fresh, or choose a more favorable site to place the bait.
Birdseed attracts voles and can even cause voles to migrate into gardens, so restrict habitat around your bird feeder.
Voles do not hibernate.
Water one time in December and January if we do not have any measurable precipitation in the form of rain (1") or snow (12").
Apply Moisture In or Cloud Cover once a month on broadleaf evergreens.
Attract birds to your yard by offering a continuous supply of clean water and food.
Use a bird bath de-icer to keep the water from freezing.
Feed finches with Niger Thistle Socks.
Attract a wider variety of birds with Suet and Seed Mixes.
Several blends are available.
Fertilize houseplants with Osmocote fertilizer now.
To control soil gnats, apply Systemic Houseplant Insect Control to your houseplants and lengthen the time between waterings.
Moving your Christmas Cactus around may make the buds and blooms fall off.
If the temperature drops below 55 degrees in your home at night, you will experience bud drop also.
Keep your Poinsettias out of cold drafts.
Don't over-water, and do give them bright light.
Dig a hole for your Living Christmas Tree before Christmas and put the soil in the garage for ease of planting in January.
Plant your tree on a warm, sunny day.
Remember to recycle your cut tree.
Now is the time to pot up the spring bulbs you have been storing in your refrigerator for forcing.
Enjoy the delightful blooms and scents in February and March.
Does your yard need a face-lift? Reserve a spot in our January Landscape Design Workshop For The Homeowner.
If you feel the job is too big, GGC'S Landscape Division can help.
Many people stay away from Brussels sprouts, because they feel they are bitter and not a dish you could serve to guests. WRONG! Brussels sprouts are a delicious accompaniment to any dish, if prepared properly - and they are so easy to do!
I prefer to use a cast iron skillet for this dish - but any skillet will work:
What you will need:
1 package frozen Brussels sprouts
1 tbsp. vinegar
1 tsp. salt
1 stick butter
1/2 cup grated mozeralla cheese
Step by Step:
Boil a package of Brussels sprouts in one cup of water with 1 tablespoon of vinegar and one teaspoon of salt. Allow to boil until the sprouts are tender. Once tender, the vinegar and the salt will remove any bitter taste.
Place sprouts in a skillet with one stick of butter, and allow the butter to melt and to infuse the sprouts.
After 15 minutes on medium heat, cover the sprouts with grated mozzarella cheese.
Cover and cook on low heat until the cheese melts.