Moana Nursery Releases September Seminar Schedule

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September 1, 2013
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September 7:  Preserving Your Harvest: Back by popular demand, join urban farmer Craig Frezzette as he discusses the many ways to preserve the bounty from your garden and shares a few tips for extending the growing season. Craig is a USDA Certified Organic Producer and owner of CityGreenGardens. He sells his produce to local restaurants and directly to the public via his subscription garden. Craig has been gardening and canning for more than 20 years in Reno. “Bringing back one of the lost traditions associated with growing food was my main goal when I first started canning, but then I found it to be fun and exciting, and have been canning ever since. Besides being a healthy way to continue eating the goodness from the garden, it makes for excellent gifts.”

September 14:  Extending the Growing Season: Quite a season behind us, but believe it or not, we still have at least 2 more months left to grow. Learn what you need to be doing in your garden now to make the most of your efforts: successive plantings, row covers, hoop houses, fall crops, cover crops, planting onion seeds for next year and more.   Join our plant doctor, horticultural consultant, certified arborist and longtime high desert gardener Lisa Braginton as she shares her knowledge and personal experiences.

September 21:  Fall Container Seminar: Join Moana Nursery’s Seasonal Planting Specialist Leslie Richardson for a demonstration of how to design and plant a fall container that will last until November. Leslie has gardened in Vermont, Pennsylvania and Nevada and has extensive experience in residential landscaping — designing, installing, and maintaining container plantings, seasonal displays and perennial gardens.

Containers are her specialty; she loves trying out new plant combinations and getting people excited about their outdoor spaces.  Leslie is eager to share design and planting tips that you can apply any where in your garden along with a primer on spring blooming bulbs.  Seminar will be held at the Moana Lane Store instead of in the Landscape and Design Center. 

September 28:  Winterizing Roses & Flowering Shrubs: Jon Bruyn (Moana plant doctor, certified arborist and high desert gardener) will present expert tips and techniques for preparing your roses and flowering shrubs for the winter.  Included in the presentation are:  NOT pruning before winter, minimizing damage, watering routines and winter mulching.  This is one of our most popular seminars, so be sure to arrive a bit early. 

All seminars are free and held at Moana Nursery, 1190 W. Moana Lane, in our Landscape and Design Center unless otherwise stated.  Seminars begin promptly at 10 a.m. and last one hour.  Please arrive 15 minutes early as seating is limited to 60 and is first come, first served.  Visit or call (775) 825-0602 for more information.