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Moana Nursery fall seminars

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Moana Nursery, Reno’s premier nursery, proudly announces their fall, 2011 seminar schedule.

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 ext 130 for more information.

September 10 – Fall Garden and Container Designs
Lisa Braginton, Moana Nursery Plant Doctor
Freshen up fall perennial gardens and containers with the addition of autumn blooms and color. We’ll also take a look at trees and shrubs to add to landscapes now.

September 17 – The Importance of Fall Soil Care
Jon Bruyn, Moana Nursery Plant Doctor and Certified Arborist
Fall soil care is critical to achieving great vegetable and flower gardens in Spring. Jon will share his years of knowledge and advice on soil building, mulching and clean-up.

September 24 – Go Organic!
Steve Packer, Moana Plant Doctor, Landscape Designer and Certified Arborist
Come learn the techniques and advantages of organic gardening, and how to create safe and healthy environments inside and outside your home.  We will discuss keeping your soil healthy, ways to create a haven for beneficial bugs, and growing your own nutritious food in tough economic times. Forget the pesticides and fungicides: grow organically.

October 1 – Winterizing Roses
Charlene Oakes, Master Gardener
Charlene will provide expert tips and techniques on preparing your roses for the winter; including NOT pruning before winter, minimizing damage, watering routines and winter mulching.

October 8 – Creating a Fall Bird Sanctuary
Alan Gubanich, Vice President, Lahontan Audubon Society
Fall is a great time to set up bird feeders.  It allows the winter dwellers to get familiar with them before bad weather, and gives migratory birds much needed nutrition for their travels. You’ll learn about plants that provide shelter, food sources, how to keep a consistent source of water and how to identify the many species that will show up in your yard.

October 15 – Bulbs – Fall Planting for Spring Color
Michelle Deetken, Expert Gardener and Nutritionist
Learn how to landscape your yard like a pro with bulbs. Michelle will provide expert tips on how and when to plant your spring flowering bulbs, plus landscaping suggestions.

October 22 – Green Walls
Scott Gescheider, Moana Landscape Division Manager, and Dawn Donovan
Our landscape experts will teach you about one of the hottest trends in interior decorating, the Green Wall. Come learn about this fun, unique and sustainable way to add color to your home or office.

October 29 – No seminar, Nevada Day and Halloween Weekend

November 5 – Autumn Gardening Tips
Steve Packer, Moana Plant Dr., Landscape Designer and Certified Arborist
Steve will go over what should be on everyone’s fall gardening to-do list, such as, bringing in houseplants, planting bulbs, cutting back perennials, pruning and adding fall color.

November 12 – Winter Landscape Care and Pest Control
Jon Bruyn, Moana Nursery Plant Doctor and Certified Arborist
Jon will explain everything you should and should not do in your landscape during the coming winter months. Get ready to keep your garden pests under control, as they can wreak havoc during the winter if not maintained. Jon will thoroughly discuss how to protect your yard and landscape from deer, voles, rabbits and more. Disease control will also be covered.

Top 100 List of Revolutionary Garden Centers in the US – 2009 & 2010!
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 Street, and 7655 Pyramid Highway.  Moana Nursery also specializes in both residential and commercial landscape design and installation, at 1190 W. Moana Lane . . . its Landscape & Design Center. The Moana Lane garden center offers unique garden & 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 will grow to almost 6 acres during the next two years . . . with its own Tree Land, greenhouse and Moana Rock yard for both retail and contractor customers.

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 their website at www.wbu.com for more information.

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