Wednesday, September 04, 2019

FREE FALL SEMINAR DAY!

 2019 FALL SEMINAR DAY – SEPTEMBER 14TH 
FREE DRAWS – FREE LUNCH – SPECIAL DEALS!
 
9:00- 9:15 Free Coffee & light snack. 
 
9:15 – 10:15        Joanne Single - “Making Kombucha Tea”
 How to make Kombucha: what is required to make the first fermentation and how to flavor the second fermentation with fresh fruit & herbs.
Joanne Single has lived in the neighbourhood for 29 years. She loves cooking, baking, canning, sewing, gardening; basically, anything domestic. She has been making homemade Kombucha for two years and would love to share her knowledge of making Kombucha.
 
10:30 – 11:30 Greg Funk – CSI Landscaping – “Fall Pruning” 
Is your yard looking a little overgrown? Are some plants looking a bit rough with the dry summer? 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! Greg will demonstrate how to prune roses, shrubs & smaller manageable trees! Join Greg in his fun interactive pruning seminar!   
 
11:45 – 12:45 Free Lunch
 
1:00 – 2:00 Featured Speaker: Colleen Zacharias – “Alaska Grown Peonies”
 
Be prepared for Colleen's presentation on her trip to the Alaska peony farms. She has amazing photos and stories to tell about the Alaska peony industry (whose growth is nothing short of meteoric), visits to peony farms (all of which grow on steep hillsides), and then there are the fascinating stories of the individual growers who are all first-generation peony farmers -- they started their farms in the last 10 years and today ship their cut flowers to destinations around the world. 
 
2:15 - 3:15      Indoor Planting Workshop! House Plants, Herbs & Succulents 
 
Cost - Just pay for what you buy! Buy a pot or bring a pot, add your plants, soil and decor! Herbs are specially priced at only $2.69. All other succulents & houseplants will be specially priced at 25% off the regular price! New pots & miniature décor will also be specially priced at 25% off the regular price! Soil is free for pots 6” and under! For larger pots it is only 85 cents a large scoop!
 
Email tammy@jensennursery.com to register. Please specify full day or list individual seminars attending. Also confirm if you are attending the planting workshop and the free lunch. 
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fall Yard Care

FALL YARD CARE

LAWNS

• Spot treat visible weeds with “Killex”.
• Instead of fertilizing this fall try applying “Myke Turf”. It reduces watering needs, and increases drought tolerance. It will also promote root growth, to give you a more lush lawn next year.
• Fall Fertilizers can now be applied if you are not using “Myke Turf” such as Scotts Turf Builder. It is designed for Early Spring, Late Spring, and Early Fall Fertilization. Scotts Winter Pro is designed for Late Fall Fertilization.
• Rake and clean up all leaves and debris from lawn.
• Top-dress and over seed to improve the appearance of your lawn. This can be done after the 15th of October.
• Spray with “Plantskyd” to protect against vole damage. This can be done at the end of October or before snowfall.
• Cut the grass short to a height of 2 ½” at the end of October. A lower height will help soil dry more quickly in the spring. This will also help prevent vole damage.

GARDENS AND BEDS

• Dig up and discard annuals, and vegetable plants to put in your compost pile. Dig up and discard any weeds in the garbage. Rake up any fallen leaves and debris in your flower beds. Fallen leaves can hold diseases that may overwinter.
• Remove summer bulbs and store in peat moss or vermiculite indoors for the winter.
• Get your beds ready for fall planting or spring gardening. Add organic matter such as peat moss, coco, compost, or soil booster. This can help improve aeration and drainage, as well as supply nutrients. This can be done in addition to liquid gypsum to give the soil a really good boost for next year.
• Plant your tulips using bulb food and fresh garden soil. Soak the bulbs in “Plantskyd” prior to planting to prevent squirrels from digging them up!
• Plant shrubs, evergreens, and perennials. Early fall planting gives new plants enough time to get their roots established before winter. Use a growth supplement such as “Myke” to help stimulate healthy roots, and prevent transplant shock.
• To promote new growth on an old shrub, thin it out by removing a few of the oldest stems as near to the base as possible.
• Cut back a shrub to promote more branching and to create a bushier shrub. Cut shoots back to a bud or lateral branch.

SHRUBS, TREES, PERENNIALS
• A treatment of “Myke” can be given to any shrubs or trees that have been stressed or not growing well. This is done by putting holes in the ground around the root ball of the shrub or tree. The “Myke” is poured down the holes, then watered in.
• If your plants have had problems with fungus, mold, mildew, blight, or insects Dormant Oil will prevent these from wintering over. It can be applied once the leaves have dropped if the temperature is above 5 °C. It also can be applied in early spring when the buds on the plants are swollen, but before they leaf out.
• Perennials can be moved or split safely now. Use a growth supplement such as “Myke” to stimulate new root growth.
• Apply “Plantskyd” to protect from winter animal damage. Skoot can be used as an alternative but not until plants are dormant. (leaves have dropped)Be sure to spray as high as animals can reach after the snow has fallen. Be sure to spray right to ground level to prevent vole damage on the base of trees.
• Add a tree wrap around the base of any smaller trees to prevent animal damage
• Spring flowering perennials can be cut back. Fall flowering perennials can be left to enjoy over the winter.
• At the end of October peat moss can be mounded around sensitive plants and perennials to protect over winter.
• Water regularly till the ground is frozen.

EVERGREEN AND CEDAR CARE

• If evergreens have been stressed over the summer a treatment of “Myke “ around the roots will help it repair any root damage that may have occurred.
• Throughout September and October water evergreens weekly so they can build up their water stores until spring. The moisture is important to help them through our harsh winters. Just before freeze up give evergreens a good soak.
• Any cedars that are in a sunny location can be sprayed with an antitranspirant “Wilt-Pruf” to protect against spring moisture loss.
• Any newly planted cedars can be protected with burlap and a frame made with wooden stakes. It is very important that the burlap does not touch the cedars.
• Spray with Skoot to prevent animal damage

Jensen Nursery and Garden Center
2550 McGillivray Blvd
(204)488-5042

Jensennursery.com

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