Monday, September 12, 2016




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9:15 - 10:30 Fall Yard Care - Grant Dunn  BOOKED - STANDING ROOM ONLY
(10:00 - 10:30) Q & A Grant Dunn and Susan Jensen Stubbe

Do you have an unsightly lawn, bugs in your shrubs, mildew or spots on your leaves, caterpillars eating your trees, deer or rabbits in your garden, or one of many other gardening problems? Grant has a solution for all your gardening woes!! Get your yard looking good and ready for the long winter ahead!! We will have a quick break at 10 and then Susan will join Grant for a question/answer session! Write down all your questions and come prepared!

11:00 Ready, Split, Go! Splitting perennials - Susan Jensen Stubbe - BOOKED STANDING ROOM ONLY
Are your perennials looking a bit overgrown with all the rain this year? Maybe it is time to split them this fall. We will do a live demonstration on how to split a perennial! Can my perennial be split? Does it prefer the spring or the fall? How can I help my newly split perennials thrive? Is there more than one way to split a perennial? Sue will give you the answers to all these questions and more!

12:00 - 12:45 FREE LUNCH

12:45 - 1:45 Pruning Shrubs & Small Trees - Susan Jensen Stubbe - LIMITED SPOTS LEFT
With all the rain this year your shrubs and trees may need a pruning. You may not be able to get out and prune that 40' high tree in your yard, but shrubs and smaller trees can easily be done! Susan will demonstrate how to prune roses, shrubs & smaller manageable trees! Which shrubs should be pruned in the fall? How much should I prune? Which hydrangeas need pruning? How do I care for a shrub or tree after I prune? Sue will answer these and other questions you may have.

2:00 - 3:00 
Botanically Speaking Getting to know the food we eat everyday

Bill is a green building accredited professional, and is a certified permaculture designer, and master gardener. He is a former Instructor in Prairie Horticulture, and still coaches homeowners as an independent Ecological Landscaper. 

Food is a wondrous life-giving thing. However, you may be surprised about how many parts of a plant we humans are actual consuming. You will see a short pictorial lecture on leaves, tubers, roots, stems, flowers, fruit, seeds, and more - all botanically related back to what we are actually eating on our dinner plate.

3:15 - 4:15 Colleen Zacharias Fall Bulb Planting & Master Gardener LIMITED SPOTS LEFT
Plant bulbs now for a beautiful spring display. Colleen Zacharias, Winnipeg Free Press Homes gardening columnist will talk about varieties to consider and how-to tips. Ever dream of becoming a Master Gardener? Colleen will also be discussing the Master Gardener Program Orientation Night which is coming up on September 27, 2016.

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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Free Gardening Seminars

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It's Spring!
At least in our Greenhouse it is!
The flowers are blooming,the plants are growing, the greenhouse feels like summer!
We are having FREE GARDENING SEMINARS all day Saturday April 13, 2013
We are quite booked already from our Garden Club Members - but bring a lawn chair and we wil make room for you!
A FREE LUNCH will also be served! I ordered extra food so we won't run out.
If you are planning on coming for sure send me a email to let me know at
As a bonus all gardening supplies, outdoor containers, and giftware will be 15% OFF the regular price for the day!
So drop by.....visit our summer room....attend  some great gardening seminars....and Save money!
See you Saturday!
Tammy Jensen

Saturday April 13th Seminars
9:15 - Jan Pederson from Bylands Nursery
"What's New and Exciting for 2013" a sneak peak of exciting new shrubs and trees for 2013! Followed by a question and answer session with Jan!

10:15 - Michael Allen, M.Sc.F, R.P.F.
Consulting Urban Forester, Tree Diagnostician and I.S.A. Certified Arborist - Viburnum Tree Experts
What is wrong with my tree?
Find out why there is no simple answer to this question!
Find out what the O.O.A.D. Approach to Tree Problems is.

11:15 - Gregory Funk from Jensen Nursery
Pruning 101 - An interactive and entertaining seminar on proper pruning techniques

12:15 - FREE LUNCH!!!

1:00 - William Dowie | BA, Master Gardener, LEED-AP O+M
Independent Consultant / Engaged Citizen - Helping Community through Sustainability
It's Hip to be Square! A permaculture Viewpoint on Square Foot Gardening

2:00 - Arlene Wheeler from Jensen Nursery
Arlene's Spring Gardening Tips! New Products for 2013! Everything you need to know to get started in your yard this spring!

3:00 - William Dowie | BA, Master Gardener, LEED-AP O+M
Independent Consultant / Engaged Citizen - Helping Community through Sustainability
Sharpened your tools? Now sharpen your mind - tips and tricks to design and build your yard


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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Free Spring Gardening Seminars - April 14, 2012

Wow this weather is feeling alot like spring!  If you go into our greenhouse it feels like summer. We have planted 100's of beautiful hanging baskets! Exciting new perenials will start arriving this week! We even are planning to rearrange the greenhouse to accommodate weekly Free Container Gardening Seminars! Subscribe to our webmail to get up to date times of these seminars. There will be limited space so don't miss out. Bring in your empty pot and go home with a beautiful pot of flowers. The best part is you leave the mess with us! If you need a new pot we have a great selection of containers available to purchase.
This year we are holding FREE SPRING GARDENING SEMINARS ON SATURDAY APRIL 14, 2012! We will suppling a FREE LUNCH to everyone who registers! Seating is limited to register early at .


10:00 AM Gardening  for Dummies – By Jennifer Fletcher
Gardening advice presented in a simple easy to understand format

Healthy, happy and hardy.  Pampered, pretty and pruned.  These will be the words you use to describe the plants in your yard after you have attended this informative seminar.

11:00 AM 3-D Gardening – By Bill Dowie
Designing to maximize all the Space in your yard and garden
Some adventurous gardeners may have the knowledge and skills to move vertically in their garden, but 3-D gardening is so much more.  Inter-spaces, nooks and crannies, cracks, edges, layers... these are key concepts to make your garden beautiful while increasing the amount of usable space you can plant all your flowers and vegetables.  Think you have run out of room?  Wondering how to increase bio-diversity in your small yard?  This first of two seminars will introduce you to spacial concepts of the space-time continuum you may have not thought about.


 12:30 PM Critters Anomynous – By Susan Jensen Stubbe and Tammy Jensen
 An Open Panel Discussion on how to keep wildlife from eating your trees and plants

Does wildlife affect your plant’s health? An open panel discussion on methods both natural and chemical to keep your yard wildlife free. Audience participation appreciated!  Instead of waiting till it is too late be proactive and prevent the damage that can happen. Help others with any solutions you may have. Enjoy a healthy happy yard – not one ravaged by squirrels, voles, deers, and rabbits!

1:30 PM 4-D Gardening – By Bill Dowie
Thinking about the aspects of Time for your short and long-term garden plans
Time is fleeting and as humans we are caught in a linear perception of time passing second by second, year by year.  In Nature, the concept of time is irrelevant.  Nature is dictated by cycles and ebbs and flows of matter and energy.  So how do we reconcile such philosophical ideas to make a beautiful garden?  This seminar will explore the themes of legacy planting, time-framing your designs, plant succession, and the young-to-old transition of your human and animal visitors to your yard (that rabbit seems like it's 20 years old!).  This second of two seminars will introduce you to temporal concepts of the space-time continuum you may have not thought about.

Email to register. Specify the seminars you wish to attend and if you will be joining us for lunch. Limited seating so register early

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Free Gardening Seminar - Saturday September 17, 2011


9:30 -11:00 FALL YARD CARE – Susan Jensen Stubbe & Grant Dunn
The drought this summer has been very tough on our plants, trees, lawns, and gardens. Fungus, mildew, insect infestations, dry lumpy soil, and lawns you would rather not look at! What can be done to help revive our yards? Susan and Grant will discuss solutions to reverse the damage. There will be a question/ answer period at the end for fall yard care questions you may have. Special discount will be given on all yard care products to everyone who attends!

11:00 -12:00 FREE LUNCH - Sandwiches, and Carrot Cake!

Bill Dowie - Ecoplicity Enviromental
Upcyling – Refurbishing and reinventing household objects – is a new spin on recycling. Bill, our guest designer, will share his own adventures in taking old “junk” from lumber, and metal parts and creating object d’art and focal points. Since the City of Winnipeg’s “Giveaway Weekend” is the previous weekend, bring in a found object and Bill will facilitate an imagination session with your fellow participants! Feel free to bring in some extra “pieces” for trading!

1:00 - 1:45 FLOWERS IN THE SHADE – Tammy Jensen
One of the most common design questions I get is “What will grow in a shady spot that blooms?” I will be going over all the shrubs and perennials we carry for the shade that does flower! Bring sketches, pictures, or measurements of the shady area you want to plant in. At the end of the seminar we can help you design a small shade garden, or help you find the right shade perennial for a particular location.

2:00-2:45 TULIPS AND FALL BULBS - Karl Sorenson
What is new and exciting this year? How do I plant? What do I need to do to have beautiful tulips and bulbs in the spring? Karl will take you step by step through everything you need to know! Special discount on bulbs will be given to all who attend!

3:00-3:45 PRUNING – Gregory Funk
Greg loves pruning! Shrubs and trees love to be pruned. Learn from an expert how to properly prune your shrubs and trees this fall.
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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 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
William (Bill) Dowie | BA, CPD, LEED®AP, MCPM, ecological landscape design-build company, Ecoplicity Environmental,FREE seminars at Jensen nursery and garden centre, garden centers, nursery, greenhouse, gardening advice, gardening information
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