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Bringing the beauty of nature to Northern Nevada Since 1991

Closed for the season:
Re-Opening April 2020

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Knocking on November's door while Frank and I are working our way through fall gardening chores and transplanting just over 1,000 bareroot perennials that arrived last week and the bareroot Peonies that are scheduled to arrive this week.
Temps down to 12 degrees froze some leaves while still green and robbed us of some anticipated fall color, but we will continue to water trees, shrubs, perennials, and lawn weekly until the onset of heavy rain/wet snow and draining irrigation systems.
Each season provides an opportunity to evaluate plants and programs that worked (or didn't) and place 2020 orders accordingly. Although we do not open for the season until April, it's never too soon to start planning. Customer feedback is always taken into consideration and we appreciate those who take the time to contact us and share experiences via email. It's never too soon to start planning and your thoughts and concerns can be part of that process.    

Design Principles/Xeriscape Site Developement Definitions  Published Articles


Suggested Links and Videos


Elko Garden Club on Facebook

Favorite Gardening TV Show - Growing a Green World

Favorite Garden Magazine - Garden Gate

Recognizing and Sustaining Beneficial Insects (YouTube)

Ten Commandments of Butterfly Gardening (YouTube)

Pot In Place Container Gardening (YouTube)

Suggested Reading

Taylor's Master Guide to Landscaping by Rita Buchanan. This is a great book. The pictures and text are so well done with practical advice on adding new gardens and hardscapes along with practical "makeovers" for problem solving. 

Backyard Design, Making the Most of the Space Around Your House by Jean Spiro Breskend. I leave this book outside through the summer and look at it whenever I have a chance to sit and relax under the gazebo. The pictures give me ideas on how to balance time, energy, space, and design in my own backyard.

I also recommend:
Waterwise Landscaping by Jim Knopf
National Audibon Society Field Guide To Birds - Western Region 
The Undaunted Garden by Lauren Springer
40 Professional Designs For Do-It-Yourselfers, Beds and Borders by Ireland-Gannon Associates
40 Professional Designs For Do-It-Yourselfers, The Backyard Landscaper by Ireland-Gannon Associates
The Well-Tended Perennial Garden by Tracy DiSabato-Aust
Manual of Woody Landscape Plants by Michael A. Dirr


Our Long Term Goals:

To educate customers so they can be successful, confident gardeners.
To provide healthy plants that are grown in and for this area.