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Gardening classes to begin at Bartley Ranch park
by Tribune Staff
Jan 30, 2012 | 797 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — Master gardeners will provide expert advice on gardening in northern Nevada during a series of free classes offered every Tuesday evenings in February and March in the Western Heritage Interpretive Center at Bartley Ranch Regional Park.

“Gardening in Nevada” is a series of eight classes aimed at helping local gardeners achieve success with a range of local gardening topics, such as healthy fruit trees, bountiful vegetables and beautiful landscapes. During the first class on Feb. 7, Master Gardener Michael Janik will discuss training and pruning fruit trees.

Other topics will include:

• Feb. 14: How to get Great Blooms and Great Color with Carol Feldman

• Feb. 21: Turfgrass and Trees with Wendy Hanson Mazet

• Feb. 28: Gourmet Gardening (herbs and edible flowers) with Whitney Lauren

• March 6: Selecting and Caring for Fruit Trees with Michael Janik

• March 13: Fancy Plants for Indoors with Suzanne Adams

• March 20: Keys to Successful Vegetable Gardening with Randy Robison

• March 27: Roses for Reno with Charlene Oakes

The series is co-sponsored by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and Washoe County’s Department of Regional Parks and Open Space. For more information, call University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, 784-4848.

The series will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. each Tuesday from Feb. 7 through March 27. Bartley Ranch Regional Park’s Western Heritage Interpretive Center, located at 6000 Bartley Ranch Road.

Gardeners can email questions about specific issues relating to their gardens to mastergardeners@unce.unr.edu. For more information, visit www.washoecountyparks.com.

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