Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sun, Shrubs, Trees, Soil, Stone, and Flowers galore!

The sun is shining! Spring is finally here! Everytime I look out the window a truck is driving up with a fresh load of shrubs, trees, evergreens, and more! We are in the process of building a new system to display and care for the trees! We also have some very hard working guys potting up truckloads of bareroot trees and shrubs. By tomorrow they will be done, and will start bagging more mulch, riverstone, limestone, shale, soil, and what ever else we can bring them! Jennifer is running around trying to put up signs as quickly as the plants arrive. Chelsey is back for her second year running out to greet all the customers!Laura is taking care of all the annuals and baskets in the greenhouse. Karl AKA Mr Jensen is busy planning and designing the outdoor shrub area. Drop by and check out all the excitement. It may not be organized quite yet, but the plants are here just waiting for a new home. I now have a PDF version of our catalogues available online. There is the shrub and tree plant list, and the perennial list. Just email me at tammy@jensennursery.com  and I will send it to you! Happy gardening!~ Tammy
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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Bill Dowie - Ecoplicity Environmental - FREE Gardening Seminar

Bill Dowie had a fantastic time at Jensen's Nursery last Saturday, April 9th, 2011. He was very pleased to see a great turn-out of fellow gardening
enthusiasts (and maybe more of the 'male variety' could show up next time - but bring your own lawn chair - we were pretty well sold-out).

Tammy and Bill envision this sort of lecture series to be a regular event - timed around the slower periods of the nursery, of course. So, if there are
any particular topics you would like talked about, Tammy, Susan, and Bill will be happy to research and coordinate some information; even if it is just
a web-site feature.

Bill would like to thank all those who attended - tell your friends to join the Jensen's Nursery e-mail list, and they will also have the opportunity to sit
in on the next Jensen's Seminar Series! Great Gardening!


For more information on Bill's journey as an environmental consultant, please visit his profile on Linked In, a professional profile web-site. His public
profile can be found at http://www.linkedin.com/pub/william-bill-dowie-ba-leed-ap-mcpm/b/b0a/735 Don't forget that Bill will be an in-house
consultant throughout the summer at Jensen's - Tammy will keep you posted. And this year, Bill is also the designer-in-residence for Prairie Flora - a
true Manitoba native plant nursery. Both of these companies will offer special deals in conjunction with using Bill's design 'walk-about' services.


Bill has an ecological landscape design-build company, Ecoplicity Environmental, and lives in Sunny St. James – his family property has five backyard
naturalization certificates from local, national, and international conservation organizations.



For the last several years, Bill has been informally working towards a Masters degree with the faculties of Engineering, Architecture, and Environment
at the University of Manitoba; he holds a baccalaureate degree in Applied Economics, as well as an Applied Management Certificate. Recently he has
obtained a Masters Certificate in Project management jointly offered by York University and the University of Winnipeg - and is pursuing his Project
Management Professional (PMP) designation. Bill is well versed in the language of green buildings and the surrounding site, as he is a LEED
Accredited Professional, holds a certificate in Permaculture Design, and is a Master Gardener candidate.



Bill works professionally as an independent environmental management consultant. He is an advisor for Junior Achievement Manitoba, the
Volunteer-Chair for the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce's Sustainability Working Group, and serves on the Mayor’s Environmental Advisory
Committee, as well as the City of Winnipeg Museums Board. When he is not helping people re-invent their landscapes to be beautifully in harmony
with nature, he plays organized touch football.



William (Bill) Dowie | BA, CPD, LEED®AP, MCPM
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

What a great day!

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Well I survived giving my first seminar! In fact I had a great time! Thanks to everyone who came out to the garden center and helped make our seminars a success! I will be working on setting up more seminars soon! Any suggestions on what you would like to see would be great! I showed some of the new annual and perennial introductions! In fact everyone got to actually touch, feel, and smell the plants as I passed them around! The annuals are on my garden tip page if you want to have a peek at them! Bill Dowie who is Ecological Landscaping Consultant at Ecoplicity Sustanable Urban Design gave 2 seminars on how to really get to know your yard, and be a successful gardener! I have attached a PDF of Bill's first seminar. Part two can be found on my previous blog! Bill will be helping us out at the garden center in May and June working as a in house designer. Details to follow! I will tell you two things though - it's free, and he has some great ideas!
Well that is all I have time to talk about today! I will be posting my gargoyles, dragon, and fairies blog next. It's about some new giftware I have received and my parents unfortunate reaction to it! Tammy Jensen


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Friday, April 08, 2011

Chuck Manigione and the Greenhouse by Jen

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I am truly hopeful and optimistic that winter is over. In the car last night, driving my daughter to her piano lesson, we decided to listen to "Chuck" (Mangione). He had been introduced to my kids as a way of remembering my high school days.

It was a beautiful evening, still sunny, and we had the sun roof open. "Feel So Good" came on. It starts slow, like the music is just waking up. Now I start thinking about spring, warm sunshine and gardening. Nature is returning to all her glory. It's amazing how music can make connections.

Listen and see what it makes you think of. And....come by and visit us on Saturday. We have seminars and coffee. Stroll around the greenhouse. I will be there watering the flowers.



Jen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RID-gqSw85o&feature=related Click on this link to hear Chuck Manigione - Feel So Good!
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Thursday, April 07, 2011

Free Gardening Seminar

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The snow is melting, the sun is shining, and the tulips are poking through the soil! What a perfect time for a Gardening Seminar! We have just a few spots open! The seminar is this Saturday April 9, 2011. It will be held at Jensen Nursery and Garden Center at 2550 McGillivray Blvd, Winnnipeg, Manitoba. The seminars are at 11am, 12 noon, and 1 pm. I have include a PDF  attachment detailing the 11am seminar and I will be doing the noon seminar. The 1pm seminar will be a followup to the 11am seminar. If you would like a PDF of that file email me(tammy@jensennursery.com) and I will send it to you. Yikes! My first seminar! I will be showing you a selection of our new annuals and perennials for spring! Yes you get to see plants and flowers! (not just pictures) After the seminars are over you are welcome to go through the greenhouse and feel the heat, smell, and see all the flowers! It is most theraputic after a long cold snowy winter! Email me if you wish to attend at tammy@jensennursery.com.  I do have limited spots left though.As a bonus for everyone attending there will be a 15% discount on everything in the store. What better time to stock up on your gardening supplies for spring! Happy Spring! Tammy Jensen
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