Moana Nursery announces April seminars

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MOANA NURSERY NEWS RELEASE

Moana Nursery, Reno’s premier nursery, presents April 2012 gardening seminars for the public.  All seminars are free and held at Moana Nursery, 1190 W. Moana Lane, in our Landscape and Design Center.  Seminars begin promptly at 10 a.m. and last one hour. Please arrive 15 minutes early, as seating is limited to 60 and is first come, first served. Visit www.moananursery.com or call (775) 825-0600 for more information.

April 7:  Waterfowl . . . Ducks for the Whole Family10 AM – Noon – Who knew there were so many different varieties of ducks in Reno?  Join local birding guru and longtime Audubon Society member Alan Gubanich for a slide show and pointers for identifying various duck species, followed by a field trip to Virginia Lake to practice what you’ve learned!  For children ages 8 and up with a parent or grandparent.  Meet in the Landscape and Design Center.  Bring your binoculars and bird guides if you have them.  If not, binoculars will be loaned.  Free cracked corn will be supplied.  Birdwatching is a great educational family activity that costs virtually nothing, so this is a great way to get started.

April 14:  Water-wise Gardening Doesn’t Mean Zeroscape!  Yes, you can grow a beautiful garden with four seasons of interest and have reasonable watering bills with water thrifty plants.  Join Master Gardener Catherine Hancock to learn the basics of water-wise gardening – from how to select plants that will thrive in the high desert to how to install them for maximum interest and water efficiency. 

April 21 –Organic Vegetable Gardening Made Simple – Based on years of experience with his own high desert organic “market garden,” urban farmer Craig Frezzette will teach the basic steps of creating and tending an organic garden – from living soil and seed starting to providing weather and critter protection.  Craig sells his produce to local restaurants, the public and the Reno food co-op and is passionate about the local food movement.

April 28  Beginner’s Guide to Bountiful Tomatoes — Join Plant Doctor and long time high desert gardener Jon Bruyn to learn how easy it is to successfully grow and enjoy (harvest) tomatoes and other complementary warm season vegetables in the high desert.  He’ll discuss varieties and proper care throughout the season.  While this presentation is tailored to the novice gardener, it will cover many tips that advanced gardeners will find useful.

Since 1967, locally owned Moana Nursery has been serving the landscape and gardening needs of northern Nevada and the high desert from three locations in Reno/Sparks: 1100 West Moana Lane, 11301 South Virginia St. and 7655 Pyramid Highway. Moana Nursery also specializes in both residential and commercial landscape design and installation, at 1190 W. Moana Lane . . . its Landscape and Design Center. The Moana Lane garden center offers unique garden and home gifts, an outstanding selection of greenhouse plants and a full-service florist. The South Virginia Street garden center is also home to Tree Land (5 acres of specimen trees), Moana Rock and Moana Waterworks, which specializes in water feature design/installation. The Pyramid Highway garden center is a full service nursery that specializes in Moana-grown high desert plants. Visit the nursery website at www.moananursery.com for more information.

Moana Nursery has three Wild Birds Unlimited stores in Reno and Sparks, which are a part of the original and largest franchise system of backyard bird feeding and nature specialty stores with over 300 locations throughout the United States and Canada. Wild Birds Unlimited specializes in expert information and offers an exclusive line of products designed specifically for the hobby of backyard birdfeeding. Visit www.wbu.com for more information.

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