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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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5 Day Forecast

 

Outside my window, a new day I see and only I can determine what kind of day it will be.

It can be busy and sunny, laughing and gay, or boring and cold, unhappy and grey.

My own state of mind is the determining key, for I am the only person I let myself be.

I can be thoughtful and do all I can to help, or be selfish and think just of myself.

I can enjoy what I do and make it seem fun, or gripe and complain and make it hard on someone.

I can be patient with those who may not understand or belittle and hurt them as much as I can.

But I have faith in myself, and believe what I say and personally intend to make the best of each day.

Take care! M

 
Design Principles/Xeriscape Site Developement Definitions  Published Articles

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Suggested Links and Videos

Xeriscaping

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.