Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Where oh where is our fall?

Fall 2018;  this fall came in way too fast for my liking, along with many days of below normal temperatures; brrrr.   But we have no control over Mother nature, and she does play an important role in many other wonders throughout the year.  
  
karl forester grass, winnipeg garden centers, perennials on saleNow is a great time to consider plants that bloom late or have vibrant autumn foliage. Plants thrive in fall planting because of the cooler air, they lose less water.  Fall is when most bulbs need to be planted;  tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, lilies, crocuses, alliums ... they should all go in the ground now to stimulate root growth that'll carry them through the season.
  
If you are continuing to create an appealing container garden for the season;  try mixing tall grasses with ornamental peppers and kale, or by adding perennials such as;  asters, chrysanthemums, sedum etc  and don’t forget to add pumpkins or gourds in or around your display.  Yes, you can still plant nursery stock (trees, shrubs & perennials) in fall! As long as the ground is workable and using proper planting techniques, your plants will have a strong start.  Don’t forget to water your containers and beds after you plant—this helps the roots get off to a strong start. Mulch is beneficial to trees, shrubs, and perennials.
 





fall mum, fall mum sale, winnipeg garden centersNOTE: Nothing quite says autumn gardening like potted mums  The potted mums in garden centres during late summer to autumn should be treated as annuals. If you receive a plant as a gift you can keep it outside, however, they won’t survive winter. Like other annuals, mums benefit from deadheading to encourage new blooms.  If you plan on keeping them inside, place in a sunny window away from drafts.
OR,….
 
You could want to start preparing your garden pots with either a Halloween theme (cobwebs & big Spiders and Witches with colourful brooms etc) or slowly transition that same pot into a Christmas theme, by applying your birch or dogwood sticks into your containers now, perhaps even making holes with pipes where you  may want a small tree topper or solar lights to be inserted.
 
 
Usually the winter garlands and branches etc., begin trickling into our green house by early November, and then the lovely smell of Christmas trees will follow later. 
 
Join us for some great nights out and learn to make and decorate wreaths and containers; see our class schedule.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT CLASS SCHEDULE
 
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Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Fall Front Door Displays!

Time to decorate for fall!
We have everything you need. Fall mums, hay bales, pumpkins, decorative corn and more.
This year we have some special Front Door Packages ready to go! Drop by the store and order or order online!
Deluxe Fall Front Door Display






















Order this front door display for only $100 plus tax! Includes free delivery in Winnipeg!

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Fall is in the air!

 FALL officially is here later this month;  you can feel it in the air, cooler evenings and shorter daylight times.
 
Fall and Halloween displays are fast approaching, ….  So perhaps it is time to change up those dried out maybe not so pretty planters; try adding some fall flowering perennials; like sedums, ornamental grasses or brightly coloured fall shrubs.. and don’t forget about the Mums – beautiful and full of colour.
 
 
Fall planting season still plenty to be done in the garden and it is a pleasure to plant in—the weather is cool and comfortable, and you can really enjoy the landscape before winter winds usher you indoors.
 
 
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Thursday, August 09, 2018

Hot Summer got your planters down??

 With spring/summer 2018  being so hot and persistently dry; perhaps your planters are either lush or bedraggled.
 
 
 
You just wanna YANK out those tired plants and replace them with new fall plantings!!!!  
 
 
 
Here are a few simple things you can do to give your containers that second wind for getting them through until autumn.
 
First, continue daily deadheading for extending the bloom period of annuals.
 
                Remember that some annuals, such as petunias and calibrachoa, can be cut back by half for stimulating new growth and flowering.
 
                Continue to feed plants a water-soluble fertilizer for boosting their blooms.
                Most nurseries have stopped restocking annuals, so you may have to shop around.   
 
                BUT, replacing that space with either a Perennial;  like celosia, salvias, coreopsis, rudbeckia,  coneflower, succulents including agave, yucca and kalanchoe; 
 
While you’re at it, don’t forget you could shop indoors — in the houseplant sections.
 
Many tropicals make great companion plants for outdoor containers. Consider multi-colored crotons (which with their warm hues seem to hint at fall), ferns and dracaena. Just be sure to check light requirements before plugging them into pots in full sun.
 
And, if you just can’t wait for fall, there’s always the instant-gratification of big bold colorful chrysanthemums – soon to be arriving;  mums are tough to resist when the garden craves that big splash of color!
 
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Monday, September 25, 2017

Fall is in the Air!


I must confess,  I  love  fall, a favourite time of the year for many reasons. Cooler mornings & beautiful warm afternoons,  colours of reds, oranges and bright golds are throughout the landscapes.  

Growing spring flowers means planting bulbs in the fall.  Here are some of the most popular fall-planted bulbs, which all produce lovely spring flowers.   Tulips, Daffodils, Crocus, Allium, Hyacinth and Irises, these type of fall bulbs spend the winter making roots in order to come up early in the spring.

  • Holland Bulb Booster Fertilizer 9 – 9 – 6   (bone meal)
  • Bulb and soil Dust:  used when planting bulbs into ground  year 1 and for when storing tubers, corms etc., this product helps to prevent root rot.

New arrivals at the garden store include hay bales, other fall décor,mums and pumpkins!

 Links - Fall mum's & decor
How to Plant Fall Bulbs





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Monday, September 10, 2012

Fall Decorating Time!

hay, flax hay, decorate for fall, Have fun and decorate your front doorstep today!
Grab a bale of hay or two!
Add a Fall Mum!
Makes a great seat as well as looks great for fall!
Our Fall Mums and Flax hay are now here!
Tulips have arrived as well!!
Pumpkins will be here by the end of the week as well!
So drop by and get ready for fall!

Jensen Nursery and Garden Center
2550 McGillivray Blvd
Winnipeg, Manitoba
(204)488-5042
 
September Hours
Monday, Tuesday, and Friday  8:30-5
Wednesday, and Thursday    8:30-8
Saturday    9-4
Sunday     closed


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Monday, September 12, 2011

Fall bulbs, fall mums, and free fall seminars!!

Fall Bulbs have now arrived! We have a great selection of quality holland bulbs! Tulips, narcissus, crocus, allium, snowdrop, and fritillaria are available! Shop early for best selection! Need help with your selections? Not sure where or how to plant your bulbs? We are here to help you with all your fall bulb planting needs!!


Narcissus Pink Ribbon Allium Gladiator



FALL MUMS ARRIVING WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 14TH!!

ANNUAL POTS LOOKING A LITTLE ROUGH AFTER THE HOT SUMMER?

REPLACE THEM WITH A BEAUTIFUL FALL MUM! THEY CAN HANDLE FROST UP TO MINUS 5

SHOP EARLY FOR BEST SELECTION!



JOIN US FOR OUR FALL FIESTA PARTY
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2011!!!
FREE DRAWS
CAKE
LUNCH
SPECIAL DEALS
SEMINARS
FUN
FUN
AND MORE FUN!


SEPTEMBER HOURS
MONDAY 8:30-5

TUESDAY 8:30-5

WEDNESDAY 8:30-8:00

THURSDAY 8:30-8:00

FRIDAY 8:30-5:00

SATURDAY 9:00-4:00

SUNDAY CLOSED

SPOTS STILL OPEN FOR FREE SEMINARS!

FALL FIESTA SEMINARS
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!

12:00 -12:45 UPCYCLING FOR YOUR YARD AND GARDEN
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 Winnipegs 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.
EMAIL tammy@jensennursery.com TO REGISTER! LIMITED SEATING  REGISTER EARLY!






2550 McGillivray Blvd.
P.O. Box 12
Fort Whyte, Winnipeg, MB
R3Y 1G5
Tel: (204) 488-5042
Fax: (204) 488-5062
Email: info@jensennursery.com

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