What do Master Gardeners do anyway?

By Jenn Fisher, Washoe County Master Gardener Program Assistant   If you have chatted with a Master Gardener volunteer, you know their passion for gardening and vast horticulture knowledge. Maybe your friend is a Master Gardener, or your grandma was one, and her garden was spectacular, or your neighbor is …

Michael’s Apples Releases September 2014 Fruit Tree Care and Gardening Newsletter

SUBMITTED NEWSLETTER: SEPTEMBER 2014 FRUIT TREE CARE AND GARDENING NEWSLETTER Western Nevada College is sponsoring a workshop on Building Healthy Soils in Carson City on Sept 22, 9am to 3:30 pm including a tour of Holly Family Farms in Dayton. For more details, go to: http://www.wnc.edu/ce/sci/2014_building_healthy_soils_workshop.php I’ll see you there. …

Michael’s Apples Releases August 2014 Fruit Tree Care Newsletter

SUBMITTED NEWSLETTER:   HONEY- Paradise Honey Ranch (that’s me http://www.michaelsapples.com ). I will start harvesting the honey crop in late August. I will again have 1, 2, and 3 lb jars for $8, $15, and $22 after Labor Day. I am taking orders now for large containers: 5 lb jug for …

Michael’s Apples Releases May 2014 Fruit Tree Care and Gardening Newsletter

SUBMITTED NEWSLETTER: I have a good fruit set on my Reno apples and plums, strawberries are blooming, everything is looking great as long the weather holds…. Here’s the newsletter: MAY 2014 FRUIT TREE CARE AND GARDENING NEWSLETTER May is the time to thin fruit, monitor and spray for pests, and …

Living With Drought Quiz: Summer 2014 Master Gardener Newsletter

Master Gardeners: To receive one hour of continuing education credit, answer these questions about the Living With Drought article published in the Summer 2014 Master Gardener Newsletter. Check your answers against the key on page 3 and enter your hour of continuing education online. Then, submit your completed quiz to …

Join the Club: Summer 2014 Master Gardener Newsletter

by Judi Kleidon A couple of years ago, Heidi Kratsch started us on a journey to appreciate native plants. She started a Native Plants Club, and, as an enthusiast, has led us on an adventure of propagating and growing native plants. To appreciate native plants you need to understand that …

You Know You’re Addicted to Gardening When… : Summer 2014 Master Gardener Newsletter

author unknown, submitted by Walt Kiser Your neighbors recognize you in your pajamas, rubber clogs and a cup of coffee. You grab other people’s banana peels, coffee grinds, apple cores, etc. for your compost pile. You have to wash your hair to get your fingernails clean. All your neighbors come …

Stewards of the Vegetable Garden

by Liz Morrow If you grow vegetables, you’ve been there. That time when you have so much zucchini, you can’t keep up with eating it… OR shredding it… OR freezing it… OR sharing it… you’ve even gone as far as to throw zucchinis inside vehicles whose windows are down. In …

Living With Drought: Summer 2014 Master Gardener Newsletter

by Claudene Wharton With the 2014 drought looming, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension has partnered with other agencies to help Nevadans prepare for and cope with the drought.  This spring, Cooperative Extension launched its Living With Drought website, a one-stop shop where homeowners, gardeners, farmers, ranchers, natural resource managers and …

Words From Wendy: Summer 2014 Master Gardener Newsletter

Happy Spring everyone! To say the least, it has been a very interesting month. Our area has seen record-breaking temperatures that made it feel like it was already summer, the more traditional cool misty April showers and a little bit of snow here and there. Unfortunately, not enough snow and …