"Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile." William Cullen Bryant
Starting Sept. 10 New Fall and Winters Hours MONDAY - SATURDAY 9 AM to 5 PM SUNDAYS 10 AM to 4PM
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 at Lake level 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. While you are still enjoying your summer vegetable garden, know that there is still a lot of gardening time left in September and October.
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. 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 out October or even later. Fall bulbs such as daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and alliums will be arriving this month.
The best selection of fall bulbs is in September - but wait to plant them until October because it is too warm in September. This year, let us help you plan a bulb garden for a spectacular spring display of color.
On September 6th we will have our final Full Moon Madness sale, for the season, from 8 AM to 6 PM. Throughout the month of September all pottery, fountains, benches and outdoor statuary will be on sale. Don't forget this is also the last month to redeem Bonus Bucks.
We had a wonderful time at our annual Art at the Greenhouse event, on August 12th. 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 of the 70's, 80's and 90's. The CHS Band Boosters served up delicious eats.
The quality of the work that the 35 artists brought to this event was amazing. The public voted for their favorite artists and the winners are: Kathleen Stemler - first place, Nancy Ryan - second place and Debbie Foster - 3rd place. Join us next year, the second Saturday in August, when we will be celebrating the 15th 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
FULL MOON MADNESS SALE - NURSERY WIDE-LIMITED TO STOCK ON HAND, 8 AM to 6 PM
Workshop, "Autumn Container Planting", Speaker: David Ruf, 11 AM
FALL AND WINTER HOURS BEGIN: NEW HOURS MON.-SAT. 9 AM to 5 PM, SUNDAYS 10 AM to 4 PM
Bonsai Club, hosted by Naomi Borowick, 12 PM to 1 PM
Seminar, "Fall Bulbs For Spring Color", Speaker: David Ruf, 11 AM
Seminar, "Winterizing Your Pond", Speaker: David Ruf, 11 AM
Seminar, “Preparing Your Yard For Winter”, 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.
Fall is my most favorite season. The cooler temperatures we are starting to enjoy are one of many pleasurable things that fall has to offer. The rich jewel tones of the flowers at this time of year range from yellow to gold, red to maroon, and orange to magenta.
Chrysanthemums, also known as mums, are in. This compact, aster like perennial blooms from the end of summer throughout the fall. One of the varieties we have in stock is Key Lime (yum), which is almost a neon green. Check out Pizzazz Purple, which is spectacular in a rich, deep plum purple.
We also have Pumpkin Pie, Fire Alarm Red and my personal favorite Flamingo Pineapple, a bicolored pink and yellow bloom.
For more variety think about adding other perennials like asters, Autumn Joy sedum and Blue Mist Spirea (Caryopteris) which are all late summer, early fall bloomers. Don't forget ornamental kale and cabbage for spectacular foliage in your fall garden.
Shrubs with ornamental berries are very showy at this time of year. If you are looking for a shrub that produces something besides red berries take a look at the snowberry bush.
Snowberry Candy grows 2.5 ft. X 2.5 ft. in a compact form. Pink berry clusters fully develop in the fall and remain on the stem throughout the winter.
Snowberry Bright Fantasy grows at double the size and has a white berry. Both varieties also work very well in floral arrangements.
Most importantly for those of you who are wondering...I'm having a baby girl! Her name is Laci Ivy Fristoe.
CHAVEZ FOR CHARITY
Fashionable and charitable! What more could a woman ask for? Take a peek in our Gift Shop and see our delicious new line of necklaces from Chavez for Charity. Each necklace represents a worthy charity and receives a 25% donation for each purchase.
Join us in a magical land of miniatures. . .Whimsical angels, beautiful cottages and majestic winged horses set the scene for a fantasy garden that will excite the young and old alike. Create your own special world with these delightful creatures!
The Tomato Soup Coneflower perennial is a member of the Echinacea family and offers color and a spicy fragrance all summer and well into the fall. This autumn delight would make a lovely addition to the sunny perennial border or a mixed bed. The Coneflower is an attraction to birds as well as butterflies, and prefers lots of sunshine.
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 Master Nursery 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!