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Bringing the beauty of nature to Northern Nevada Since 1991

Hours: 8-4 Tuesday-Saturday
10-3 Sunday-Closed on Mondays

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We will continue through June to offer full tray discounts on perennials.
Tray of 8-6" perennials; 10% discount  Tray of 16-4" perennials; 10% discount.

Shrubs and perennials pages have been updated; lots still available. 


 
Design Principles/Xeriscape Site Developement Definitions  Published Articles

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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)

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


Trees brought in as bareroot stock and growing in biobags:

Acer 'Red Sunset'/Maple: Brilliant orange to scarlet leaves in the early fall. Spring flowers, leaf stems, branch tips, and the fruits are all tinged red for a dramatic display year-round. The habit is upright and spreading in its youth, becoming pyramidal to rounded as it matures. The fast growth habit of this female selection makes this large shade tree an excellent choice for the landscape.
Height: 40-50' Spread: 35-40' Shape: Pyramidal to rounded Exposure: Full Sun Fall Foliage: Orange to red Zone: 4-7 $125

Acer 'Autumn Blaze'/Maple: This hybrid of silver and red maple has experienced phenomenal popularity due to its ascending branch habit, rapid growth rate, drought tolerance when established, ability to grow in most soils, beautiful fall color and form. It was selected as the 1997 Iowa Tree of the year. 2004 Urban Tree of the year, Society of Municipal Arborists. Own root.
Height: 50-60' Spread: 40' Shape: Dense oval head Exposure: Full Sun Fall Foliage: Orange-red Zone: 4-7 $125

Prunus Newport Plum: This superior small ornamental tree has beautiful reddish-purple foliage with bright red tips all summer long. One of the first trees to bloom in spring, it has fragrant pink flowers that are followed by purple fruit. 'Newport' was introduced in 1923 by the University of Minnesota.
Height: 15-20' Spread: 15-20' Shape: Rounded Exposure: Full Sun Zone: 4-8 $125

Sorbus/Mountain Ash: This valuable ornamental tree bears showy orange-red fruits in August through September. It prefers acid soils with good drainage.
Height: 20-30' Spread: 20-25' Shape: Upright, rounded at maturity Exposure: Full Sun Fall Foliage: Red
Zone: 3-7 $125

Brought in as #5 containerized plants last September:

Picea pungens/Colorado Spruce: Varies in color from gray-green to blue-green. Excellent as a specimen (stand alone) or as a windbreak. Looks best with lower branches (skirt) left to shade and protect roots through summer and winter. HT:60' SP:30' $75


 
 

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.