Trees crawling with insects

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

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They creep, crawl, fly and inch toward you. Insects, good and bad, are all around us. Have you recently gone beneath your trees and wondered what is all that sticky stuff falling down on you and coating your sideway, decks or even your vehicle? You probably didn’t know that sticky stuff may actually be excrement from…

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Common herbs can become weeds

Jenn Fisher

Jenn Fisher

Commercial horticulture program coordinator at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
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A weed is defined as a plant that grows where it isn’t wanted. Gardeners tend to recognize what wasn’t planted on purpose, including many of our nuisance weeds, such as redroot pigweed and common lambsquarters. But, what about unwanted seedlings from desirable plants that went to seed last year? You may see the herbs you…

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Preparing your landscape for a vacation

Jenn Fisher

Jenn Fisher

Commercial horticulture program coordinator at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
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Memorial Day weekend traditionally kicks off the season of family vacations and summer getaways. We always remember to prepare our homes for an extended leave, but sometimes we forget to prepare our landscapes and gardens. If you will be gone for a long weekend, you can get by with checking your landscape and doing necessary…

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Sweet blooms for Mother’s Day

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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The air is filled with the sweet smell of blooms, from tulips and lilacs to native shrubs and perennials. You cannot deny spring is in the air. Mother’s Day is tomorrow. What better time to share the beauty of spring blooms with someone you love. This year, consider looking for blooms that will last for…

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Prepare now for wildfire

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The month of May is Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month. The purpose of the month is to build awareness and promote action concerning the wildfire threat to Nevada homes and communities. Unfortunately, we are seeing more wildfires occurring at unexpected times of the year, such as the November 2011 Caughlin Fire in Washoe County. With that…

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A dreamy moonlight garden

Jenn Fisher

Jenn Fisher

Commercial horticulture program coordinator at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
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Imagine coming come from work after a long day. Even though your to-do list isn’t complete, all you want to do is relax. So you wander out to your garden. The moon is high in the sky, and its cool light is illuminating the earth. You come to sit at a bench next to a…

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Capture rainwater for beauty, water efficiency

Beautiful, plant-filled landscapes require water, but we live in the driest state in the nation. Western Nevada receives less than 7 inches of precipitation per year, and some years considerably less. But, we still want the aesthetic and cooling benefits of plants in our yard. What is a Nevada gardener to do? An approach to…

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What’s blooming now?

Jenn Fisher

Jenn Fisher

Commercial horticulture program coordinator at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
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Spring is often referred to as the season of transformation and renewal. Temperatures rise, rainy days begin and flowers appear, signaling gardeners to spring out of their winter funks and begin working their gardens. As you are out in the garden this spring, don’t forget to take some time to bask in the beauty of…

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Different rose varieties need different pruning

Jenn Fisher

Jenn Fisher

Commercial horticulture program coordinator at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
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As daffodils and plum trees bloom all over town, inspiration for a floral summer garden begins to enter my mind. I imagine a white, wood arch with lush green foliage spilling over to show bold-colored roses of crimson and magenta. If this image inspires you too, you want to start spring pruning on your roses.…

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The history and tradition of the Easter lily

Jenn Fisher

Jenn Fisher

Commercial horticulture program coordinator at University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
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Year after year during early spring, we see flowering plants fill the stores. One of these traditional, white flowers is the Easter lily, which holds a long-standing tradition in spring as the flower seen in churches and at Easter gatherings. You’ve probably seen this beautiful trumpet-shaped flower, but do you know the flower’s history? The…

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