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Bringing the beauty of nature to Northern Nevada Since 1991

Opening for the season
 on Friday, April 10th

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South Side of GH in Spring
Spring is here and we are looking forward to another season. Despite all that our community and nation faces, we will open on Friday April 10th with hardy perennials and shrubs as we head outside on warm spring days.
As an incentive for you familiarize yourself with our plants, by looking through our Shrubs and Perennials Pages, we will take 15% off the price of the plants that make it to your wish-list on Fabulous Fridays.    

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.