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Moana Nursery launches new indoor plant business



Moana Nursery, northern Nevada’s premier garden center nursery and outdoor landscaper, has ventured indoors … finally offering services to complement the Greenhouse at Moana. The launch of Moana’s new Interior Plant Services business featuring design, clean-air plants, maintenance and a host of other helpful activities will be led by one of the area’s most experienced indoor plant specialists, Vicky Ross.

Ross has 23 years of indoor plant and interior design experience, starting with six years as a live plant technician allowing the plants to teach her about their secret lives. Gaining an appreciation for the needs of indoor plants and their environments, Ross has gained another 17 years of design and maintenance experience managing and mentoring both the plants and the people who love them. In her words, “Plants face many challenges each day and I quickly learned that they always tell the truth.”

Ross was hired and then mentored by one of our area’s most gifted interiorscape designers, Jim Sanford. He initially introduced Reno to the amazing, beautiful and healthy world of interior plantscaping in the early 1980s with original designs installed in the Peppermill, Atlantis and Western Village.

Ross’s love of plants combined with her education and work in commercial art, including owning her own business, will provide Moana Nursery’s customers with a real indoor “plant whisperer” to work with our outdoor “plant doctors.” With a passion for design, color and plants, she is well positioned to lead the current artistic transition of live plants into living art!

A greenhouse full of choices can now be integrated into your home or office, providing that improved environment, with the right plants, for your benefit. Ross and her team can be reached at (775) 825-0602, ext.134, and many of her services are outlined on Moana’s website.

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

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