"Nature has undoubtedly mastered the art of winter gardening and even the most experienced gardener can learn from the unrestrained beauty around them."
- Vincent A. Simeone
WINTER STORE HOURS:
MONDAY - SATURDAY 9 AM - 5 PM
SUNDAY 10AM - 4 PM
Hey, we are open, starting January 3rd, with our regular winter business hours. We are celebrating 43 years in business at the same location this year.
Check out the 2017 Calendar Of Events schedule on our web site, www.greenhousegardencenter.com, for a full schedule of classes, workshops, events and sales for the coming year.
We try to offer a variety of options to make sure that we have something that will appeal to everyone. Keep in mind that our schedule is always a work in progress.
We are always happy to receive input from our customers and always interested in promoting our local gardeners.
If you have a gardening or related topic you wish to submit for publication in our email newsletter or if you wish to offer a seminar, contact us here at Greenhouse Garden Center.
We can be reached at 775-882-8600 - or just stop by the nursery. David, Julie and the staff are looking forward to a great gardening year, seeing old friends and making new friends.
We still have a few openings left for our Landscape Design Workshop For The Homeowner on Jan. 21-22. David offers this weekend workshop only once a year in January, and the class is limited to 16. If you are planning to do any landscaping either to change existing landscape or to add new landscaping; or if you are new to the area and plan to do some changes to your property down the road, this is a workshop well worth attending. The cost is $125.00/person or $175/couple, which includes breakfast snacks, lunch and classroom materials for both days.
David will be covering all aspects of landscaping including installing irrigation, grading, plant selection, maintenance options and a "to scale" landscape plan.
Attendees also get the benefit of a private consultation with David to finalize your "to Scale" landscape plan and make necessary adjustments.
Call for further information and to make reservations at 775-882-8600.
We are ending January in a very special way, with our Second Annual Ladies' Day. This year will be a little different. We are delighted to have Fawn Chang back.
Fawn is an international designer and color and design consultant for Pittsburgh & Porter Paints. Fawn will be starting off our day. She will be expanding on the theme of Feng Shui and Design. We will also be featuring a wine tasting and light luncheon.
Karin, our Rep. for Crabtree and Evelyn lotions and soaps and Lizzy James bracelets and necklaces featured in our gift shop, will be here. We also are excited to have Suzanne, our Rep from K & K, who represents one of our featured jewelry lines. Nicole Crumbley, Esthetician at Bella Salon and Spa, will be showing everyone how to make scented salt scrubs.
Randy Ide, talented local musician, will be providing musical entertainment from 11 AM - 2 PM. The Ladies' Day event is from 10 AM - 3 PM.
Join us for fun, refreshments and lots of great ideas with opportunities to take home neat stuff!!!. Spend all day or pick and choose.
To make reservations, call us here at Greenhouse Garden Center at 882-8600. Tickets cost $35.
CELEBRATING 43 YEARS OF SERVICE
Calendar of Events 2017
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HEY, WE ARE OPEN!
MON - SAT- 9 AM - 5 PM, SUN- 10 AM - 4 PM
CANCELED AND RESCHEDULED TO 2-04- 2017, 1 PM - Workshop: Easy Gourmet Sprouting, Speaker - David Ruf, 1 PM, $10 fee includes sprout seeds and sprouting jar, Reservations Required
Landscape Design for The Homeowner Workshop, Speaker - David Ruf, Reservation Required, Cost: $125/Single or $175/ Couple, lunch and classroom materials provided
Session 1: 10 AM - 12 PM
Lunch: 12 PM - 12:45 PM
Session 2: 12:45 PM - 3 PM
Landscape Design for The Homeowner Workshop, Speaker -continued
Session 3: 10 AM - 12 PM
Lunch: 12 PM - 12:45 PM
Session 4: 12:45 PM - 3 PM Session 5: BY APPOINTMENT
LADIES' DAY Gift shop kick-off, 10 AM to 3 PM - fun, refreshments and lots of great ideas and opportunities to take home neat stuff! Tickets $35, available here at the store.
Greenhouse Garden Center has a full-time position available, Lead Gift Shop Cashier and Decorator.
This position requires superior customer service skills, excellent computer skills, familiarity with POS systems, and an excellent understanding of interior design and retail decorating. Please provide a portfolio of prior work.
Apply directly; no phone calls or online applications please. Weekend work is required and salary depends on experience.
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. 22. 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.
Many critters - including deer, rabbits and voles - are looking for food and protection from the elements in the winter. Greenhouse Garden Center features a full line of Messina Repellents to prevent plant loss or structural damage from these critters. Messina Products are all-natural and humane. They are pleasant smelling, and the liquids dry clear and odor free. Best of all they are long lasting, up to 30 days regardless of weather.
Winter bird feeding is an enjoyable pastime and adds a delightful dimension to the winter garden.
With some easy tips, first time birdwatchers and expert backyard birders can maximize bird watching pleasure.
All birds prefer running water, so if you have a waterfall or fountain which runs all winter your popularity is guaranteed.
Any water source, such as a bird bath, will work just fine.
A bird bath de-icer is a must in Northern Nevada to keep the water from freezing.
Here at Greenhouse Garden Center, we have a variety of bird bath de-icers which feature built in low-watt heaters for economical use while being safe for all birds.
We also have a variety of bird food with high fat or oil content that will provide a lot of energy for winter survival.
The best choices are black oil sunflower seed, hulled peanuts, niger seed, suet and peanut butter.
Avoid bird food mixes which include wheat, millet and corn as ingredients.
Store bird food in a container that can be sealed to maintain freshness and is water tight.
Be sure to locate bird houses and feeders in a protected location and near plant material that birds can use for cover from predators.
Make sure that you provide fresh water for the birds. A bird bath de-icer will keep the water from freezing. Provide a variety of bird food high in fat -such as black oil sunflower seeds, niger seed, suet hulled peanuts and peanut butter.
Apply Cloud Cover one time this month to all broadleaf evergreens to prevent tip burn and loss of moisture through the leaves caused by Northern Nevada's cold, drying winds
Reserve Mason Bees now. They are early pollinators, which start pollinating long before honeybees come out of hibernation. A limited supply will be arriving mid-March.
Remove 80% of the salt water from the pond for healthy fish and plants. Add fresh water slowly over a 2 week period.
There is still time to spray dormant oil and lime sulfur fungicide on fruit trees and roses to suffocate over-wintering insects and control disease.
Continue to apply Kaput Rat & Mouse Bait to control voles if you have noticed runways in your turf or live near an open field.
Start Cool Season Crops indoors. When March arrives, they will be ready to transplant outdoors. Come into Greenhouse Garden Center and we will be happy to give you a Cool Season Crop handout.
Water all trees and shrubs one time this month if Northern Nevada does not get measurable precipitation. Pick a day that is warmer and plan to water in the middle of the day.
The best selection of 2016 vegetable and flower seeds is now. Select from our Botanical Interest and Burpee seed lines. There are many organic and heirloom varieties to choose from.
Start your 2016 Garden Diary. Be sure to note daily high and low temperatures and weather conditions. As the season progresses, note when tree, shrubs and perennials blossom, bulbs come up and blossom and when and what you plant and when you harvest.
What You'll Need:
1 8 ounce package softened cream cheese
1 8 ounce container of ranch dip
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
5 stalks celery, chopped/diced
1/2 medium onion, diced
2.5 pounds imitation crab meat, diced into bite-sized pieces
Step by Step:
In a mixing bowl, blend softened cream cheese, ranch dip, mayonnaise and spicy brown mustard.
Fold in diced celery and onions, gently fold in imitation crab meat.