Choosing seeds for next spring

Melody Hefner

Melody Hefner

Urban IPM and Pesticide Safety Program Coordinator at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Programs: Urban Integrated Pest Management and Pesticide Safety
Melody Hefner

The holidays are over. Now your mailbox is full of seed catalogs, and your local nursery is displaying racks and racks of seeds. It’s time to start planning the garden for next spring! But the seed packets and catalogs have terms you’ve never heard of before. What do the terms mean? You may have heard…

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Four Myths of Houseplant Care

Jenn Fisher

Jenn Fisher

Commercial horticulture program coordinator at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Jenn Fisher

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I used to be the person who killed every houseplant she ever had, until I learned the scientific information that debunked many of the myths I thought to be true. Myth 1: Put rocks or pieces of broken terra cotta pots in the bottom of the container before the substrate to improve drainage. This practice…

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Bored with run-of-the-mill houseplants? Try bonsai

Wendy Hanson Mazet

Wendy Hanson Mazet

Wendy, a Certified Arborist, is the Northern Area/Washoe County Horticulturist. She has expertise in horticulture, arboriculture, noxious weeds, and vegetable and low water use gardening.

As Master Gardener Program Coordinator, Wendy leads many volunteer horticulture programs including the Northern Nevada Master Gardener Program, Advanced Master Gardener Training Program, Advanced Master Gardener Greenhouse Program and Annual Master Gardener Plant Faire Extravaganza.

She also offers basic and advanced horticulture classes to arborists, green industry professionals and the general public. One of her most well-known programs is the Gardening in Nevada: Bartley Ranch Series, which offers free gardening classes at Bartley Ranch Regional Park in Reno every February and March.

Wendy’s Contact information:

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Northern Area/Washoe County Office
4955 Energy Way
Reno, Nevada 89502

Email: hansonw@unce.unr.edu

Ph: (775) 336-0246, direct line
Ph: (775) 784-4848, main line
Fax: (775) 784-4881
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‘Tis the season to feel the holiday joy. For people who love plants, we find joy every day in the plants we nurture to grow in Nevada’s unpredictable weather. From trees that provide windbreaks to flowers that bring in the pollinators, we fill out landscapes with a variety of specimens. And, if we have enough…

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Mistletoe and holly legends and traditions

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Mistletoe and holly legends and traditions By Leliani Konyshev, master gardener program assistant Now that holiday music is a staple on many car radios, I started to wonder about all those holiday plants often mentioned in so many catchy tunes. Some of you might be out there decking the halls with boughs of holly or…

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Poinsettias: origin and care

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A few weeks ago, I came across a beautiful photo of a poinsettia that had mysterious speckles of white – it was not the usual bright red color that I associated with poinsettias. It incited quite a bit of curiosity, and I wanted to learn more about these plants. I wanted to know how and…

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The joys of growing amaryllis

Wendy Hanson Mazet

Wendy Hanson Mazet

Wendy, a Certified Arborist, is the Northern Area/Washoe County Horticulturist. She has expertise in horticulture, arboriculture, noxious weeds, and vegetable and low water use gardening.

As Master Gardener Program Coordinator, Wendy leads many volunteer horticulture programs including the Northern Nevada Master Gardener Program, Advanced Master Gardener Training Program, Advanced Master Gardener Greenhouse Program and Annual Master Gardener Plant Faire Extravaganza.

She also offers basic and advanced horticulture classes to arborists, green industry professionals and the general public. One of her most well-known programs is the Gardening in Nevada: Bartley Ranch Series, which offers free gardening classes at Bartley Ranch Regional Park in Reno every February and March.

Wendy’s Contact information:

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Northern Area/Washoe County Office
4955 Energy Way
Reno, Nevada 89502

Email: hansonw@unce.unr.edu

Ph: (775) 336-0246, direct line
Ph: (775) 784-4848, main line
Fax: (775) 784-4881
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With snow on the mountain tops, many people are tempted to purchase new indoor plants to brighten up the home and to get that opportunity to still play in the soil, or potting mix in this case. With the holiday season upon us, local nurseries and stores have stocked up on the ever popular Christmas…

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Eight perennials that make your winter garden stand out

Winter is upon us, and we’ve put our gardens to bed. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the stillness and beauty a dormant landscape has to offer. If you include plants that hold their structure, even through frosty mornings or as the snow flies, your garden will continue to hold your interest into the…

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Bring plants indoors to beat winter blues

Jenn Fisher

Jenn Fisher

Commercial horticulture program coordinator at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
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As the colder weather settles in and we’ve put our gardens to bed, the outdoor garden becomes a distant memory. For some, this is a time of rest after a long harvest year, but for others, we miss the beauty and tranquility of our green, leafy friends. If you are like me, you surround yourself…

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Support local nurseries

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The holiday season is fast approaching. Many of you have already started counting down the days to the big holidays. If you are like me, you might be stumped by what to purchase for your family and friends, and by where to find your gifts. Why not try something new this year and check out…

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Bring vegetable growing indoors this winter

Jenn Fisher

Jenn Fisher

Commercial horticulture program coordinator at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
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The growing season is winding down, and we are putting our gardens to bed. However, growing your own food doesn’t have to be over. There are many kitchen scraps from your fridge that you can regrow to have freshly grown produce in your own home, including and not limited to romaine lettuce, cabbage, bok choy,…

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