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Season Extension Techniques Are the Secret to Fall and Winter Gardens

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
Wendy Hanson Mazet

The first hard freeze of the year is behind us, so you may not be thinking of extending the season

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Strategic Garden Cleanup Creates Garden Homes for Pollinators

Ashley Andrews
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Ashley Andrews

Horticulture Communications Assistant at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Washoe County
Expertise: Community Outreach, Content Curation, Content Marketing, Editing, Event Planning/Management, Marketing, Newsletters, Newspaper Articles, Press Releases, Public Speaking, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Social Networking, Storytelling, Survey Design, Web Content, WordPress, Writing

Website: www.ashleynickole.com
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There are many good reasons to clean up the garden in fall. One is that you may want to impress

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Prep Your Garden Now 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

Tomatoes, melons and summer squash are ripening. It is a great time of year for gardeners, reaping the rewards of

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Winter Is Coming and a Hoop House Would Help

Ashley Andrews
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Ashley Andrews

Horticulture Communications Assistant at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Washoe County
Expertise: Community Outreach, Content Curation, Content Marketing, Editing, Event Planning/Management, Marketing, Newsletters, Newspaper Articles, Press Releases, Public Speaking, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Social Networking, Storytelling, Survey Design, Web Content, WordPress, Writing

Website: www.ashleynickole.com
Ashley Andrews
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When the forecast calls for frost, I do not cover my plants with sheets or blankets. I keep the cloth

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Page-Turners for Plant-Lovers: Must Reads for Seasons of Success

Ashley Andrews
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Ashley Andrews

Horticulture Communications Assistant at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Washoe County
Expertise: Community Outreach, Content Curation, Content Marketing, Editing, Event Planning/Management, Marketing, Newsletters, Newspaper Articles, Press Releases, Public Speaking, Social Media, Social Media Marketing, Social Networking, Storytelling, Survey Design, Web Content, WordPress, Writing

Website: www.ashleynickole.com
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Gardeners love plants. This simple truth is most noticeable during the growing season. Trips to favorite local nurseries all too

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Yellow Starthistle, a Noxious Weed You Need to Control

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

Have you noticed a 2- to 4-foot tall gray-green plant covered in whitish hairs with bright yellow flowers and wicked

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Defensible Space… Things to Do this Fall

Ed Smith

Ed Smith

Natural Resources Specialist at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Expertise: Ed Smith works with property owners, fire departments and land management agencies to reduce wildfire threat to Nevada's wildland-urban interface communities. He serves as co-manager of the Living With Fire and is responsible for the technical aspects of the program.

Programs: Living With Fire, Community Wildfire Protection Plans, Mulch Combustibility, Be Ember Aware, Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities, Ember House Youth Activity
Ed Smith

We usually think of the spring and early summer months, the period before fire season in northern Nevada, as the

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Get ideas for your own home garden at Master Gardener tour

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After the fire

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
Wendy Hanson Mazet

That the West is on fire is not an understatement, with 16 active fires in Nevada alone. As the Long

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