Colorscapes is open for the season. Spring hours are: 8-4 Monday-Saturday.
We will be open on Monday: Memorial Day.
Colorscapes Greenhouse and Nursery specializes in garden and landscape plants for Northern Nevada and has been proudly serving Elko, Spring Creek, Winnemucca, Carlin, Wells, and all points in between since 1991.
Although we are not a mail-order greenhouse, we know that many experienced, new to the area, and just getting started gardeners like to plan ahead and come out with a list of possibilities in hand. Availability List Pages provide pictures and cultural information about the plants we offer.
Grown from seed here at Colorscapes, these varieties were chosen for their flavor, short-season maturity, and disease resistance. The tomatoes are ready, but the peppers will need to stay in the greenhouse for a few more weeks...slow growers!
Top 10 picks for spring-early summer blooming perennials
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I've started selecting the annuals I'll use in various sized containers scattered throughout areas where we like to sit and relax through the summer months. Several years ago, we purchased two gazebos from Raleys. They turned the south facing deck and patio areas into useable spaces by providing instant shade. The coverings on both have long since been replaced with heavy canvas material bought from a tent manufacturer (Kirkham's Outdoor Products in Salt Lake City). Good thing Frank knows how to sew!
I get that gardeners are worried that, if bought too soon, their annuals will get zapped by a late spring frost, that's why I strongly emphasize the importance of acclimating plants between purchase and planting. The annuals we offer can easily handle nighttime temps in the mid-thirties and need to have daytime exposure to the environment they will be growing in. I don't mean taking plants out of the greenhouse and sticking them in a hot, windy location and hoping for the best. I'm referring to a gradual transition over a period of a week-10 days. As long as the five-day forecast is for nighttime temps above 34 degrees and they are watered as needed, the plants will adjust to their new environment and be ready for planting. Of course we must be prepared to cover the plants if the weather should take a turn for the worst.
Our business is based on two simple goals:
To educate customers so they can be successful, confident gardeners.
To provide healthy plants that are grown in and for this area.