"Your mind is a garden; your thoughts are the seeds; you can grow flowers or you can grow weeds." Author Unknown
WINTER STORE HOURS:
MONDAY-SATURDAY: 9 AM to 5 PM
SUNDAY: 10 AM to 4 PM
Wow, January was certainly a poster child for the power of Mother Nature. The really good news is all that the moisture we received in the form of rain and snow has gone a long way towards helping to recharge our water storage capacity, thereby reducing drought's impact.
For those who went through the Little Valley fire, the Shooter fire, or live in flood prone areas the flooding and erosion have added another layer of headaches and stress.
Here at Greenhouse Garden Center, we experienced significant damage to the road on the south side of our property - Rhodes Street.
We are very grateful to Carson City for all the help we received during the flooding.
This is where we receive all of our merchandise, soils and plant material.
As a result, we were a few weeks behind schedule but are now up and running with new shipments of gardening products arriving weekly. New plant material will start arriving the first part of March.
Cooperative Extension has some really good resource material on Fire Adaptive Landscapes, Stabilizing Steep Slopes With Plants and Erosion Control Structures, and Selected Native Shrubs Of Northern Nevada available on the internet.
The Washoe State Tree Nursery, a Nevada Division of Forestry nursery, also has an excellent site.
Don't forget us here at Greenhouse Garden Center. We have the largest inventory of trees and shrubs in Northern Nevada and a knowledgeable, award-winning staff ready to help you with all of your landscaping needs.
We are kicking off February with the start of our weekly Saturday seminars. Don't forget, attend a seminar or workshop and receive a 15% off coupon on 5 pieces of regularly priced merchandise. We do ask $2 per class, which we use to help defray the cost of office supplies for the classes. The excess is donated to local food banks.
If you are interested in Bonsai, Naomi Borowick, will be our speaker for Bonsai 101 on February 18th. This will also serve as the first meeting of the new year for our Bonsai club, held monthly here at Greenhouse Garden Center.
ATTEND A SEMINAR AND RECEIVE A 15% OFF COUPON FOR UP TO 5 PIECES OF REGULARLY PRICED MERCHANDISE. ALL SEMINARS COST $2.
Workshop: "Easy Gourmet Sprouting," Speaker - David Ruf, 1 PM, $10 fee includes sprout seeds and sprouting jar, Reservations Required.
Houseplant Hospital, All Day, Bring your houseplants and let us help you diagnose problems and help with transplanting - WEATHER DEPENDENT
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 and familiarity with POS systems and an excellent understanding of retail decorating. Apply in person, no phone calls or online applications please. Weekend work is required and salary depends on experience.
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.
Dig organic materials into your vegetable and flower gardens for bigger crops and more efficient water use. Paydirt, Bumper Crop and Black Forest Compost are three blended organic mixes that are perfect for flower and vegetable beds. One bag of any of these organic mixes will be enough for 50 square feet.
Apply Bonide Tree and Shrub and Insect Control on ornamental deciduous trees. This once-a-year application will control aphids, elm leaf beetles and bronze birch borer. Apply Bayer Fruit, Citrus & Vegetable Insect Control to fruit trees and vegetable gardens for annual insect control.
Reserve Mason Bees now. They are early pollinators, and start pollinating long before honeybees come out of hibernation. A limited supply will be arriving mid-March.
It is time to fertilize your lawn. Dr. Earth Lawn Food is 100% organic and contains beneficial mycorrhizae and microbes.
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 planting cool-season crops in the garden. Carrots, peas, onions, cabbage and lettuce are some early-season favorites. For a complete list of cool-season crops, come into Greenhouse Garden Center and we will be happy to give you that hand-out.
Spray Florel once a week for 3 weeks on the greenish flowers on elms and cottonwood, and red flowers on silver maples. NO SEEDS, NO COTTON, AND NO BOXELDER BUGS!
New garden stock is arriving every week. It's time to start to think about landscaping!
Remove 80% of the salt water from the pond for healthy fish and plants. Add fresh water slowly over a 2 week period.
What You'll Need:
1 lb. ground beef
1 cup finely ground breadcrumbs
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 16 oz. cans condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 16 oz. bag of egg noodles
Salt and pepper to taste
Step by Step:
In a mixing bowl combine ground beef, bread crumbs, egg and olive oil.
Mix well and then form small meatballs and place on a foil-lined baking sheet.
Bake in a 350 preheated degree oven for 15 minutes, remove from oven, allow to rest and set aside.
In a large stock pot or sauce pan, boil 6 cups of water; add egg noodles. Let cook 7 minutes, or until done.
Remove from heat and drain , first reserving 1 cup of the water from the noodles. DO NOT RINSE! Just drain them and set aside.
In the same stock pot or sauce pan, empty two cans of cream of mushroom soup, the one cup of reserved water from the noodles, and whisk while you cook on medium heat. Gradually add another 1/2 cup of water and let the soup come to a boil.
Once the soup has boiled, remove from heat and season to taste. Take the prepared meat balls and put them in the pot with the cream of mushroom soup, allow the meatballs to get fully coated and rest in the sauce for 5 minutes.
Place a serving of noodles on a plate and ladle out meatballs and sauce over the noodles.
Serve with grated cheese (your favorite is always best) on top.
This is the most delicious recipe for Swedish meatballs you will ever make and will surely be a crowd pleaser!