From April 19: Gardening classes in N. Nevada – Reno Gazette Journal

Let’s Talk Fruit Trees In Northern Nevada: In Northern Nevada, there is a wide variety of fruit trees that will grow and will give you good fruit yield. There will be a selection of fruit trees available for purchase. Weather permitting, the seminar will be held outdoors so dress appropriately. Attend a seminar and receive a coupon for up to five items at a savings of 15 percent off. When: 10 a.m. April 19. Where: Greenhouse Garden Center, 2450 S. Curry St., Carson City. Cost: $2. Details: Greenhouse Garden Center at 775-882-8600.

How to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease from the Garden: Join Michelle Deetken, Ph.D., holistic nutritionist, gardener and local author for this primer on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. She’ll discuss how gardening combats Alzheimer’s, the importance of fresh fruits and veggies and the best ones for Northern Nevada gardens. She will have her book “Alzheimer’s Disease, A Holistic Approach” available for purchase (cash or check) and signing. Please arrive 15 minutes early as seating is limited to 60 and is first come, first served. When: 10 a.m. April 19. Where: Moana Nursery, 1190 W. Moana Lane, in the Landscape and Design Center. Cost: Free. Details: www.moananursery.com or 775-825-0602.

Honeybees 101: Honeybees long have been recognized as vital to successful pollination in plants and the health benefits of honey for allergy sufferers has long been appreciated. David Ruf, owner of Greenhouse Garden Center, will cover a variety of honeybee topics and how to build a hive. This seminar might be held outdoors, so a jacket may be required. When: 1 p.m. April 19. Where: Greenhouse Garden Center, 2450 S. Curry St., Carson City. Cost: $2. Details: Greenhouse Garden Center at 775-882-8600.

High Desert Gardening Basic Techniques: Gardening classes with Suzanne Adams. Understanding the horticultural conditions of Northern Nevada will help you get better results in your garden. Learn to correctly fertilize and water your landscape, lawn, proper pruning techniques for shrubs, perennials, roses and trees, along with proper planting techniques for new shrubs and trees. You will also discover how to recognize damage from insects, diseases, environment, cultural problems which will allow you to enjoy gardening success while minimizing costs and labor. This class is the nuts and bolts of Northern Nevada home gardening and is for those who want to improve understanding of gardening. Registration is required. Proceeds benefit the May Arboretum. Meet at the Ranch House. When: 9 a.m. to noon April 23. Where: Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra St. Cost: May Arboretum Society members $35; nonmembers $40. Details: 775-785-4153.

Gardening Naturally With Organics: Learn the ins and outs or gardening organically at home. Thomas Chaplin, program manager of Dr. Earth, will be giving this seminar. There are a wealth of organic products available for your home garden, including organic fertilizers, beneficial insects, soil amendments, critter repellants and more. Find out what’s available and how to successfully use organic and natural products. Attend a seminar and receive a coupon for up to five items at a savings of 15 percent off. When: 10 a.m. April 26. Where: Greenhouse Garden Center, 2450 S. Curry St., Carson City. Cost: $2. Details: Greenhouse Garden Center at 775-882-8600.

Beginner’s Guide to Bountiful Tomatoes and Their Cousins: Join Plant Doctor and longtime high desert gardener Jon Bruyn to learn how easy it is to successfully grow and harvest tomatoes and complementary warm-season vegetables in the high desert. He’ll discuss varieties and proper care throughout the season with an emphasis on container growing. While this presentation is tailored to the novice gardener, it will cover many tips that advanced gardeners will find useful. Please arrive 15 minutes early as seating is limited to 60 and is first come, first served. When: 10 a.m. April 26. Where: Moana Nursery, 1190 W. Moana Lane, in the Landscape and Design Center. Cost: Free. Details: www.moananursery.com or 775-825-0602.

Spring Fling: Spring has sprung, and we want to celebrate with you. Come by and meet some of the vendors and see what’s new for 2014. Great food and specials throughout the store. When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 26 and April 27. Where: Rail City Garden Center, 1720 Brierley Way, Sparks. Cost: Free admission. Details: 775-355-1551 or www.railcitygarden.net.

All About Summer Bulbs: One of the delights of summer is enjoying the beauty and smell of summer bulbs. There are a lot to choose from and now is the time to plant them for that summer enjoyment. Choose from lilies, glads, dahlias, crocosmia, begonias and more. Attend a seminar and receive a coupon for up to five items at a savings of 15 percent off. When: 1 p.m. April 26. Where: Greenhouse Garden Center, 2450 S. Curry St., Carson City. Cost: $2. Details: Greenhouse Garden Center at 775-882-8600.

High Desert Edible Gardening — Gardening Series with Susanne C. Adams: Grow the fruits, vegetables and herbs that you love despite living in a desert climate. Learn the appropriate conditions for the development of your plants and watch your hard work come to life. Since you will be eating from your garden, organic methods of fertilization and pest control along with companion planting and crop rotation will be discussed in this 3 hour class. The class is appropriate for anyone who enjoys growing and eating fruits and vegetables. Registration is required. Proceeds benefit the May Arboretum. Meet at the Ranch House.When: 9 a.m. to noon April 30. Where: Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra St. Fee: May Arboretum Society members $35; nonmembers $40. Details: www.mayarboretumsociety.org, flowerartist@aol.com or 775-785-4153.

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