Genoa Garden Fair a can’t-miss event |

Genoa Garden Fair a can’t-miss event

Tahoe Daily Tribune

If gardening is your passion, the Genoa Garden Fair on June 1 offers lectures on the “how to’s” of gardening in Nevada. There will be guest speakers during the day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In between speakers, you can stroll the beautiful oriental poppy garden of Genoa’s historic Dake House. The plants have been growing and flowering for 140 years as well as the huge lilac bushes, snowball tree, pear tree and numerous varieties of apple and berry trees.

There will be displays of unusual yard art and tips on how to make that special garden room. Have you wondered how to keep the deer from nibbling on your plants? You may even catch a glimpse of the albino deer. Master gardeners will be on hand off and on throughout the day to answer any questions.

Speakers will be Judy Thomas of Carson Valley Garden & Ranch Center; Suzie Daughtery from Nevada’s Own speaking on gardening in Nevada; Dave Ruf from the Greenhouse Garden Center in Carson City covering deer and small animal resistant plants; and master gardener Ingrid Texiera talking about planting and caring for perennials in the Carson Valley.

Refreshments will be available all day.

Mark your calendar for June 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., for a day of fun and information at the Dake House, 2242 Main St. (next to the Post Office) in historic Genoa.

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No admission will be charged. For more information call (775) 782-4951.