Four Myths of Houseplant Care

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 …

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

‘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. …

Mistletoe and holly legends and traditions

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 …

The joys of growing amaryllis

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 …

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 …

Bring plants indoors to beat winter blues

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 …

Bring vegetable growing indoors this winter

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 …

Pumpkin spice and everything nice

It was a long hot summer, and the crisp, refreshing fall air is finally here. Now it is time to change over the decorations, break out the scarves and flannel, and find uses for those pumpkins you have been nurturing. Pumpkins, sometimes known as winter squash, come in beautiful colors …