Friday, April 24, 2015

Spring Flowering Shrubs

The first hints of spring start showing on our plants.  The tulips, daffodils and springs bulbs are starting to poke up around the house.  The buds on the trees and shrubs are starting to swell.  

 


My first sign that spring is here to stay is always the old Silver Maple tree in the Parking Lot of my Garden Center, Jensen Nursery.  The red flower buds start to form at the tips of the branches.  Then it’s the beautiful yellow flowers on the forsythia plants, followed by the Double Flowering Plum and Flowering Almonds. At Jensen Nursery and Garden Center we carry a couple of different Forsythias. 

Northern Gold Forsythia  
Vigorous growing Forsythia that require regular thinning out to keep the plants from becoming to woody.  Matures at 8-10ft high and will usually flowering to the snowline or slightly above.  It you have a lot of space this is an excellent plant.  The leaves are bright medium green and I’ve rarely seen any pests of diseased on them.  Deer Resistant. 

Show Off Forsythia 
Masses of bright yellow flowers in early spring.  Branches are excellent for use in cut flower vases.  More compact the Northern Gold Forsythia.  Grows 5-6ft high and wide.  Deer Resistant.

Show Off Sugar Baby Forsythia                         

  
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    An excellent dwarf version of the Forsythia that grows 24 to 36 inches high and wide.  Outstanding flower display.  Deer Resistant. 







Other Shrubs:
             
  Double Flowering Plum 
Beautiful double pink flowers before the leaves emerge.  Followed by medium green foliage.  Grows 10-12 ft high and wide.                                                                                                                                                         
 Flowering Almond                                                                                                                                                 
 
Single pink flowers in early spring followed by narrow green leaves.  Matures at 8-10ft high and wide. 

 
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

It's time to apply your Dormant Oil!

Dormant Oil Kits contain Horticultural Oil and Lime Sulphur that are combined and sprayed on most Deciduous Trees and Shrubs.  These oils help clean up any overwintering eggs or fungi on your trees and shrubs. It is an excellent and environmentally friendly way to get ahead of insect and disease problems on your Fruit trees, Ornamental Trees, Cranberry, Roses, Dogwoods and many other trees and shrubs.
It's time to apply your Dormant Oil !  Dormant Oil Kits contain Horticultural Oil and Lime Sulphur that are combined and sprayed on most Deciduous Trees and Shrubs.  These oils help clean up any overwintering eggs or fungi on your trees and shrubs. It is an excellent and environmentally friendly way to get ahead of insect and disease problems on your Fruit trees, Ornamental Trees, Cranberry, Roses, Dogwoods and many other trees and shrubs.  Dormant Oil must be sprayed before the leaves emerge and when the buds are just beginning to swell.  Spray in early morning to allow sufficient time to dry before nightfall.  You want to pick a day that there is no rain in the forecast and the temperature will stay above 4°C.   Dormant Oils will help control scale insects, mites(maple gall Mites), aphids, apple scab, powdery mildew, and anthracnose.  It is an excellent general clean up for any garden. gall mite on maple, disease, dormant oil, jenesn nurseryoyster shell scale, dormant oil, jensen nursery
                    Black spot on roses                                                  Gall mite on Maple tree                                         oyster shell scale
 
Dormant Oil must be sprayed before the leaves emerge and when the buds are just beginning to swell.  Spray in early morning to allow sufficient time to dry before nightfall.  You want to pick a day that there is no rain in the forecast and the temperature will stay above 4°C. 
 
Dormant Oils will help control scale insects, mites(maple gall Mites), aphids, apple scab, powdery mildew, and anthracnose.  It is an excellent general clean up for any garden.

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                    Powdery mildew                                                 Dormant Oil Spray Kit
 
 
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Monday, April 06, 2015

Spring Fling Seminar Day - Saturday April 11

 SPRING SEMINAR DAY

SATURDAY APRIL 11, 2015
 
All seminars are FREE except the Miniature Gardening Workshop.
 
Register now at  tammy@jensennursery.com
 
9:15 - Spring Yard & Garden Care  by Grant Dunn 
 
 
 Spring is here early but are you ready for all the challenges your yard may bring you? Lawn not looking good? Shrubs looking rough? Worried about insects, fungus, rabbits or deer? Grant has a solution for almost everything! Grant has a wealth of knowledge about garden products that can help beautify and protect your yard and garden.
 

 10:15 - Raised Beds - The No Muss No Fuss Gardening Trick by Bill Dowie
 
 
 From Square Foot Gardening to mobility and disability access, raised beds will be able to accommodate many of your gardening needs - who says you need a rotor-tiller and shovel to garden? Construction examples will be presented, and the biology of raised beds will be discussed by Master Gardener and U of M Prairie Horticulture Instructor, Bill Dowie
 

11:15 - Gardening Discussion - Susan Jensen Stubbe & Tammy Jensen 
 
 
 Susan and Tammy will be hosting an informal 1 hour Question/Answer Session. We look forward to discussing any garden or yard concerns you may have. In this interactive session we welcome your ideas and solutions to gardening concerns. We find that there can be many solutions to any one problem and look forward to learning something new!
 

 12:15 - FREE LUNCH!!!
 
 
1:15 - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly by Michael Allen, Author of Dr. Tree's Guide to the Common Diseases of Urban Prairie Trees.
 
 
 Michael is Winnipeg's tree disease expert. Michael will be having a discussion on what is happening with trees in Winnipeg. Michael Allen, M.Sc. F. R.P.F. Consulting Urban Forester, Tree Diagnostician and I.S.A. Certified Arborist - Viburnum Tree Experts
 
 
 2:15 - Miniature Gardening Workshop  (charge for plants & materials)
 
 
 Get back into spring by planting a miniature succulent garden. We have a variety of containers, succulents and miniature accessories to create a fun indoor garden! Gardens can be moved outside once summer is here! Containers, miniatures and plants will all be offered at special prices for this workshop. You pay only for the plants, soil, containers and miniatures you use. You are also welcome to bring your own containers as well. Class typically lasts 1 hour but you are welcome to stay longer if you want to do a few pots! 
 
 
Register at tammy@jensennursery.com or call (204)488-5042 Register for the full day or just individual seminars. All seminars are free except the Miniature Gardening Workshop.
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