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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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November 1991 Greenhouse November '91 Greenhouse 4-17

We built the greenhouse in 1991 and adopted a “learn as you grow” philosophy from the start and feel we can be more honest when answering questions and relating to concerns gardeners in this area have because we deal with those issues too. Water use, deer browsing, plant hardiness, and environmental challenges are real concerns and ones that we address every growing season right along with our customers. And while we would never claim to have all the answers, we can share what we’ve tried and can steer just-getting-started gardeners towards problem-solving solutions that have worked for us and help them avoid making the same mistakes we’ve learned from.

1992 Southern Greenhouse 4-17-17 Display Area Benching 4-17-17

After a few years of fighting the elements, we built a smaller greenhouse to grow perennial bare root stock, liner transplants, and seasonal leftovers through fall and into spring. We also constructed display area benching to transition the perennials from the southern greenhouse into the home landscape. As growers, we don’t bring in anything “ready to sell”. At first, we grew all of the annuals and perennials we offered from seed. Now we bring in perennials as bare root stock along with perennials and annuals as liners/plugs from large growers who cater to small greenhouses just like us.

Shrubs Fall 2016

Containerized shrubs that arrived in early September were bumped up from black plastic pots into larger sized pulp pots to winter over here so they can break dormancy according to our spring weather conditions. We also bring in shrubs as bare root plants in spring and pot them up into pulp pots. Mycorrhiza will be incorporated into the Sungrow/Soil Pep around the root system, and the plant will be top-dressed with Osmocote. We will topdress fall transplants in March with Osmocote too. 

Customers are relieved when they hear that they can plant the plant in the pulp pot, and the root system has everything it will need to succeed that first season.  


Business Profile

Our goal for this season is to prompt Elko city residents to "make the great escape" and come out to our greenhouse and nursery. We need your support and will make every effort to make your trip as successful as possible by working to gain your business and confidence.

Product Knowledge
Be able to answer questions customers pose regarding individual plants as well as general gardening questions.

About gardening overall and specifically regarding the contributions, our plants can make to personal quality of life and to the community.

That every plant offered is the highest quality available, pest-free, vigorous, correctly labeled, and well-suited to this area.

To innovate, making daily tasks easier and more efficient.
To physically help customers find, select, and load plants making the shopping experience as easy as possible.
To know where every plant is located so customers can be directed to it and so orders can be filled efficiently.

Recognize and Respond To
Customers who know specifically which plants they want... The Get It and Get Going customer.
Customers who are seeking out ideas, information, AND plants.

Value Quality Over Price Always
If you wouldn't be willing to buy it yourself, don't try selling it.

Our long-term goals continue to be:

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

Our Guarantee:  

We maintain high standards and are confident that all plants leave here in excellent condition.  Once the plants leave our care, we no longer accept responsibility for them. Group plants with similar needs together, water evenly through the growing season, and apply fertilizers as needed to promote healthy growth.

Map and Directions:

A quick and scenic 16-mile drive from Elko, Colorscapes Greenhouse is just past the Spring Creek area.
Follow the Lamoille Highway/227, turn right at the Pleasant Valley turnoff, make an immediate left, go one block, and there we are: 194 Two Bottle Bar Lane. Open Seasonally: April-July.


For questions or comments about this website, about our plants, or about gardening in general, contact us by email.


Physical Address:
194 Two Bottle Bar Lane
Spring Creek, Nevada  89815

Mailing Address:
167 Pleasant Valley Rd. Unit 5
Spring Creek, Nevada  89815

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