"April hath put a spirit of youth in everything." William Shakespeare
SPRING HOURS MONDAY - SATURDAY 9 AM - 5:30 PM SUNDAYS 10 AM - 5 PM
Join Greenhouse Garden Center, David and Julie Ruf, and all the staff as we celebrate 43 years in business at this same location. This month is chock full of sales, promotions, and great classes.
Don't miss our 43rd ANNIVERSARY SALE ON APRIL 22-23. Everything in-stock nursery-wide (with the exclusion of bulk soils, bulk rocks and sod) will be on sale - and best of all, you will be able to use your Rewards program. If you have not already signed up for our Rewards program, now is the time to do so. By signing up you receive 5% back on every $100 spent here at Greenhouse Garden Center.
Coming attractions for this month include Aaron and Paula Penrod, owners, SYNLawn on April 15 at 1 PM. If you have been thinking about installing artificial turf this is a definite don't miss seminar.
At the end of the month, April 29th , Thomas Chaplin of Fox Farm Fertilizers will be in the house at 10 AM to talk about the organic Fox Farm line of fertilizers and soils. Thomas has had many years in the industry and it's a real treat to have him share that knowledge with us.
Don't miss the seminar Honeybees 101 on April 8th at 10 am. Debbie Gilmore of Halls Honey from Yerington will be bringing her demonstration bee hive. This is a live hive encased in glass for some fascinating viewing of a live working hive.
Earth Day and Arbor Day fall on the same date this month, April 28th. This is your day to stock up on Purple and Orange Paydirt. On this day only - you can get unlimited quantities of Orange Paydirt for $5/bag and Purple Paydirt for $8/bag. Finally, in celebration of Arbor Day, save 20% off on all in-stock trees.
APRIL - ANNIVERSARY MONTH
ATTEND A SEMINAR AND RECEIVE A 15% OFF COUPON FOR UP TO 5 PIECES OF REGULARLY PRICED MERCHANDISE. ALL SEMINARS COST $2.
Seminar, "Spring Tune-up For Irrigation Systems", Speaker: David Ruf, 10 AM
Seminar, "Spring Pond Start-Up", Speaker: David Ruf, 1 PM
Seminar, "Honeybees 101", Speaker: David Ruf, 10 AM, Debbie Gilmore of Halls Honey will have a demonstration hive.
Seminar, “We're Fruit Loopy For Fruit Trees In Northern Nevada", Speaker: David Ruf, 10 AM
Seminar, “Artificial Turf With SYN Lawn”, Speakers: Aaron and Paula Penrod, 1 PM
EASTER SUNDAY - WE ARE OPEN!
APRIL 22 - APRIL 23
43RD ANNIVERSARY SALE - NURSERY WIDE - LIMITED TO STOCK ON HAND, 9 AM - 5:30 PM
GIFT SHOP OPEN HOUSE, 4 PM - 8 PM, REFRESHMENTS
EARTH DAY PAYDIRT SALE-LIMITED TO STOCK ON HAND, ORANGE PAYDIRT $5/ PURPLE PAYDIRT $8 /UNLIMITED QUANTITIES
ARBOR DAY TREE SALE - LIMITED TO STOCK ON HAND
Seminar, "Gardening Naturally With Organics", Speaker: David Ruf, Guest Speaker: Thomas Chaplin, Fox Farms, 10 AM
ORANGE PAYDIRT- $5/bag
A unique blend of chicken manure, redwood sawdust, peat moss and mushroom compost. Adds organic matter to the soil. It helps loosen hard soils, improves water and root penetration and enhances the bacterial action in the soil. Mix into the soil prior to planting flowers, vegetables and shrubs or use as a top dressing for newly seeded lawns.
PURPLE PAYDIRT - $8/bag
Multi-purpose soil conditioner for flowers, vegetables, shrubs, trees, perennials and new lawns. Formulated to help loosen compact soils, improve soil aeration and retain soil moisture. May also be used as a mulch in planting beds or as a top dressing for newly seeded lawns. Contains: Fir Bark, Aged Redwood, Chicken Manure, Earthworm Castings, Pumice Stone, Bat Guano, Feather Meal and Kelp Meal. Also contains Mycorrhizae and Humic Acids.
Microbe Life Photosynthesis Plus
Microbe Life Photosynthesis Plus is an organic product that enhances plant function at the foliar level and the root zone in both soil and soilless substrates.
This product enhances photosynthesis and biological function by allowing plants to capture and utilize radiant energy very efficiently.
It speeds uptake and distribution of essential macro and micro nutrients required for all plant metabolic functions and growth.
This product will increase crop size and yields. Microbe Life Photosynthesis Plus is compatible with all fertilizer programs, including NFT, drip systems, aeroponic, irrigation and liquid feeding systems and with all soilless media.
Greenhouse Garden Center always has this product in stock.
HONEYBERRIES (Lonicera caerulea)
Are you looking for some home-grown fresh fruit before your strawberries are ready? Greenhouse Garden Center is very excited to offer Honeyberries for the first time. With a very thin skin, these zesty berries are guaranteed to melt in your mouth.
Use them in place of blueberries, fresh or frozen, in your favorite blueberry recipe. A pollinator is required so buy two.
Currently Greenhouse Garden Center is stocking two cultivars that will work well together, Borealis and Berry Blue.
Added features include: very cold hardy (to -55F); grows in moist soils in a wide range of pH levels; does not sucker; and disease and pest resistant which makes it the perfect fruiting plant for organic gardeners.
This is a special type of locket offered in our Greenhouse Garden Center gift shop. Beautifully packaged with personalized messages on a photo card it makes a thoughtful and heartfelt gift.
The locket opens so the wearer can share special mementoes or photos and, best of all, have that special moment or person close to her heart.
Greenhouse Garden Center is very pleased to have Aaron and Paula Penrod, Owners, of SYNLawn as our guest speakers for a class on artificial turf, on April 15th at 1 PM.
The advantages of water conservation and low maintenance make artificial turf a very viable option.
These products are guaranteed for 8-12 years from fading and normal wear and tear. Below are before and after pictures of an artificial turf installation done by the Landscape Division here at Greenhouse Garden Center.
The artificial turf greatly improves the overall curb appeal of this home and brings life to a water free landscape
Coddling moths are very damaging to the fruit of apples and pears here in Northern Nevada. They may have 2 to 4 generations per year. In this area they appear in April when the apple and pear trees start into bloom.
Future generations may appear again in June and August, starting their damaging life cycle over each time before overwintering in the full grown larval stage.
Coddling moth traps serve two purposes. First, they can be used to monitor for adults, and second, they can trap male coddling moths so they cannot mate. After there is a 80% blossom drop, we recommend applying Captain Jacks Dead Bug or Bonide Fruit Tree Spray 3 times at 7 day intervals.
June through August additional sprayings may be necessary if coddling moths are detected. Get the most out of your apple and pear crops without having to deal with wormy fruit, by following the above instructions.
Water everything in the yard at least twice a week this month. We are experiencing a beautiful, early, warm spring this year. Even if we get some April showers, we will need the additional water, since plant material is so far along.
Aerate the lawn now and apply a Topdressing, such as Paydirt, Gypsum, and Master Green Lawn Fertilizer or EB Organics Natural Green Lawn Food for spectacular results.
Mulch around all your plants with Black Forest Compost to retain moisture. Just a 3" layer can save 20-30 gallons of water a day. Always water between midnight and noon - never between noon and midnight - to prevent lawn and plant fungus disease.
Fertilize the lawn, vegetables, trees and shrubs. Greenhouse Garden Center carries many product options, organic and manufactured.
Spray your apple and pear trees with Captain Jack's Deadbug Brew or Bonide Fruit Tree Spray after your trees have dropped 80% of their blossoms, so you are not harming the pollinators (aka bees). Spray one time a week for 3 weeks.
Coddling Moth Traps may be rehung after that and will serve as an indicator for coddling moth activity later in the season. Coddling moths may go through 4-6 life cycles in 1 season.
Wall O' Waters need to go up. Plant tomatoes and peppers one week later, after the soil temperature has warmed up inside the Wall O' Water. They'll be the earliest and biggest in the neighborhood.
Spray Florel on Crabapple and Hawthorne trees to prevent unwanted fruit. To be effective, spray 1 time a week for 3 weeks.
Bonide Tree And Shrub Insect Control needs to be applied now to trees and shrubs (including roses) for best results. Imidacloprid (the active ingredient) is an annual soil drench used systemically to prevent unwanted insects, including borers.
It is now available in a formulation that is safe to use on all fruit trees. To protect pollinators (aka bees), wait until the blossoms have dropped on all flowers trees before applying this product.
Prune your junipers and arborvitae now so any "holes" will fill in during the summer. When pruning roses, be sure to seal cuts larger then a pencil eraser with a pruning sealer to prevent cane borers.
Use Pond Shade when the temperature in your pond reaches an average temperature of 50 degrees to prevent algae and blanket weed from forming.
What You Need:
4 bell peppers
1 pound lean ground beef
1 (10 ounce) can tomato sauce
1/2 cup diced white onion
1 cup cooked instant rice
1 cup shredded Colby-Jack cheese, divided
salt and pepper, to taste
Step by Step:
Cut the tops off of each bell pepper.
Remove any seeds and stems from the inside.
Dice the tops of you removed.
In a large bowl, combine the raw ground beef, tomato sauce, onion, rice, diced bell pepper tops and 1/2 cup of the cheese.
Season mixture with salt and pepper.
Stir to combine with a spatula.
Stuff each pepper with the ground beef mixture.
Fill crock pot with one inch of water.
Place bell peppers inside.
Cover with lid and cook on Low heat for 6 hours OR on High for 4 hours.
Top each stuffed pepper with the remaining shredded cheese.