The Accidental and Thrifty Garden: Spring 2014 Master Gardener Newsletter

The Shady Beginning: As a full-time employee, part-time student, apartment-dweller with responsibilities at home, I didn’t think I had the time, space or funds for gardening. But this growing season, I proved myself wrong. I didn’t set out to; it sort of happened by accident. It all began when I …

My Favorite Gardening Tool: Spring 2014 Master Gardener Newsletter

By Master Gardener Christy Chamberlain Item– 2do: Tasks Done in Style Item cost– $9.99 Where to buy– Apple’s App Store Why it’s awesome– I use this app for keeping track of everything I need and want to get done. I have separate lists for housekeeping, errands, yard work, fitness – …

Container Gardening on a Dime: Spring 2014 Master Gardener Newsletter

By Master Gardener Joe Bernardo I thought the Master Gardeners might like to know a way of doing home gardens in containers without spending a great deal of money on planters and supplies. After attending the Master Gardening class, I decided I would like to expand my own garden by …

Words from Wendy: Spring 2014 Master Gardener Newsletter

Welcome everyone to 2014! I hope you all had a great Holiday Season. New Years is traditionally a time to look back on the past year and analyze the good and the bad, and then make resolutions to change something about ourselves or what we are doing to make the …

Michael’s Apples Releases December 2013 Fruit Tree Care Newsletter

SUBMITTED NEWSLETTER: DECEMBER TREE CARE 2013—Plant and Seed Sources, Winter Reminders No need to monitor soil moisture today as the ground is covered with snow. I deep-watered my yard in Reno and my garden and orchard in late October just before I shut down my irrigation systems. I’ll check soil …

Michael’s Apples Releases November 2013 Fruit Tree Care Newsletter

SUBMITTED NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER FRUIT TREE CARE 2013 I will be teaching a Growing Fruit Trees and Berries in Northern Nevada class at TMCC’s  Meadowood Center on December 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost is $39. Register with TMCC online. Now is the time to prune older fruit trees (except nectarines and …

From Vines to Wines… Winter 2013 Master Gardener Newsletter

By Master Gardener Joe Bernardo The ancient Egyptians recorded wine-making in their writings and so growing grapes for wine dates back to before the GREAT PYRAMIDS were around. Wine has been made and enjoyed since the time of the Curds and the Hunds. This is because it is something that …

Sierra Water Gardens: Winter 2013 Master Gardener Newsletter

By Master Gardener Liz Morrow; Photos by Master Gardener Bill Kositzky At the west side of town, Sutter and Samantha Stremmel, owners of Sierra Water Gardens, have created a hidden oasis complete with tranquil views within their garden and of the Truckee River. As one Master Gardner said, it’s like …

Adobe Reboot: Winter 2013 Master Gardener Newsletter

By Master Gardener Liz Morrow After over 30 years, a high school friend, Robin, and I reconnected via Facebook earlier this year. A few phone calls later, the years didn’t seem to matter and we quickly caught up. Robin had recently suffered a serious injury and had reconstructive surgery on …

Words from Wendy: Winter 2013 Master Gardener Newsletter

Aww autumn… for most of the Great Basin area, the warm vegetable gardening season is over. Uncovered or unprotected tender crops froze the last week of September, bringing to a close this very busy year of insect and lawn diseases calls. I will admit, I don’t mind that it is …