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Here's the 'inside' story on a new project a Nevada garden center is introducing for 2012

Yale Youngblood | March 19, 2012

The management team at Moana Nursery, which has worn many different hats as a garden center, nursery and outdoor landscaper, has decided to stay indoors this spring. OK, not totally.

Actually, the Reno, Nevada-based company is now offering services to complement the greenhouse at Moana.  The launch of the company's new Interior Plant Services business, featuring design, clean-air plants, maintenance and a host of other helpful activities, will be led by one of the area’s most experienced indoor plant specialists, Vicky Ross.

Ross has 23 years of indoor plant and interior design experience, starting with six years as a live plant technician allowing the plants to teach her about their secret lives. Gaining an appreciation for the needs of indoor plants and their environments, Ross has gained another 17 years of design and maintenance experience managing and mentoring both the plants and the people who love them.  In her words, “Plants face many challenges each day, and I quickly learned that they always tell the truth.”

Ross was hired, then mentored by one of our area’s most gifted interiorscape designers, Jim Sanford.  He initially introduced Reno to the amazing, beautiful & healthy world of interior plantscaping in the early 1980s with original designs installed in the Peppermill, Atlantis & Western Village.

Ross' love of plants combined with her education and work in commercial art, including owning her own business, will provide Moana Nursery’s customers with a real indoor “plant whisperer” to work with our outdoor “plant doctors.”  With a passion for design, color and plants, she is well-positioned to lead the current artistic transition of live plants into living art.

A Greenhouse full of choices can now be integrated into a customer's home or office, providing that improved environment, with the right plants, for her benefit. 

As for how Moana benefits, you spell that "Cha-ching!"

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