Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Free Spring Gardening Seminars


Saturday April 14th 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Free Lunch - Deals - Draws - Grand Prize Draw
9:00-10:00     Grant Dunn   "Spring Yard Care"
Spring may not be here yet but it is coming! 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.
"Growing a Cutting Garden in Manitoba"
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Lily Stone Gardens is a year round floral design shop and seasonal cut flower farm located about 35 minutes south of Winnipeg just outside of Rosenort, MB. We have been growing flowers at Lily Stone for 7 years now. We started our business by growing flowers for farmers markets in Winnipeg but have now shifted the business in a slightly different direction and currently supply flowers for my own flower shop, weddings, and multiple other florists in Manitoba with locally grown flowers during our seasonal months. We grow flowers on approximately 1.5 cultivated garden acres and grow over 20 - 30 varieties of cut flowers. A large part of our business is designing for weddings. We currently design weddings for around 50 - 60 couples per year as well as offer bulk flowers for DIY weddings. It has become a strong passion of mine to also supply high quality, strongly demanded cut flower varieties to Manitoba Florists. This year we plan to expand our business by offering a CSA subscription and multiple workshops on growing cut flowers on a small scale as well design workshops.

11:30-12:30 FREE LUNCH
12:45-1:45 Tiffany Grenkow   
"Working smarter not harder in your garden"
Bio - Owner of Winnipeg Sweet Potato Tiffany Grenkow cultivates specialty produce for local restaurants and markets. Rarely turning down more gardens, she is also an orchard steward at Sustainable South Osborne community commons/food forest and garden club instructor.
An urban farmer shares simple tricks employed by micro farms to best utilize your space, time and available resources. Learn innovative strategies that enrich gardens with less effort and strain on the system. Whether you tend a food or flower garden anyone will benefit from a sustainable regenerative approach. Working in step with the environment and mimicking natures plan tends to waste less money, require less physical labour and burn fewer fossil fuels. Whether it's retaining moisture, suppressing weeds or restoring the health of your soil- gardening need not be so much work.
 2:00-3:00     Susan Jensen Stubbe 
" 2018 New Plants & Favorite Plants"
Susan will do a slide show of some of our new and exciting plants for 2018. She will also present on some of her all time favorites! 
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3:15-4:15    Planting Workshop  
Plant up a pot of spring!    Bring a pot or buy a pot! Free Soil with miniature gardens, small terrariums, succulents and cacti.

PLEASE REGISTER AT tammy@jensennursery.com with the following information: 
Phone #:
Are you attending the full day or individual seminars?
List seminars if not attending the full day.
Are you attending the Planting Workshop?
We will having a Free Draw including a Grand Prize featuring some of our favorite local Winnipeg businesses!
This prize will include a 1 hour float from Winnipeg's Best Float Spa!
Check them out at Jellyfish Float Spa!
Watch more details on this Grand Prize!
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Monday, April 11, 2016

Spring Gardening Seminar Information Sheets & Presentations

Wow our Spring Seminar day was a lot of fun! We had a full house for the entire day!  If you missed our Gardening Seminar Day on April 9th, 2016 we are supplying links to some of our presentations and information sheets! We would like to thank everyone who joined us for this day! We had some great seminars thanks to Bill Dowie of Ecoplicity Enviromental, Grant Dunn of Eddie's Wholesale, Susan Jensen Stubbe and Tammy Jensen both from Jensen Nursery! If you missed a chance to plant a mini greenhouse full of seeds or a herb pot just email tammy@jensennursery.com and Tammy will set up a time you can come in and plant! We do have classes booked this Wednesday April 13th at 1:00 and 5:00 but we can always arrange other times! We will also be posting times on our Website - just check out this link for the latest class times - GARDENING CLASSES. The mini greenhouse can be done during class times as well! The price is $15 for a mini greenhouse and includes a selection of seeds to plant. You will plant 36 in total! Email tammy@jensennursery.com for more information!













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Monday, September 15, 2014

FREE Seminars and Fall Planting Class!

FALL PLANTING CLASS - Wed Sept 17th 6:00 pm
We still have openings at our Fall Container Planting Class this Wednesday! Bring your own pot and you can make up a beautiful container for approx $20! 1 Fall Mum, 1 Fountain Grass and 2 trailing sedum all planted in your own pot would only be $21 plus tax! We also have some great planters on sale for 40% off the day of the class!
Call (204)488-5042 or email tammy@jensennursery.com to register.

FREE FALL SEMINARS - Sat Sept 20th 9:00-4:00
We still have some spots for the free seminars on Saturday September 20th! They start at 9:15 and end around 4. Free lunch is included. You can register for the day or just for individual seminars. I did send out a detail list of seminars last week. If you missed this email let me know and I can resend it to you.
Email tammy@jensennursery.com to register
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring Fling Seminars

 Well..I think Spring has decided to show it's face finally! This Saturday April 12th we are having our annual Spring Fling Free Seminar Day! We have filled up most of the seats already! There might be a seat or two left! Feel free to drop in for any seminar...just please bring a lawn chair along! We also will be having a 35% off sale on all gnomes and dwarfs for the day! Praire Garden books will also be on special! We actually now have almost a complete collection, some as far back as the late 70's! They will be on sale for $3-$13 depending on the year! So stock up on a Gardening book written by Prairie Authors about gardening on the Prairies!
Everything else in our store and greenhouse will be on sale at 15% OFF for one day only! Any plants purchased MUST be taken home with you!
Here is the list of seminars we are offering!!!

9:15: Jan Pederson from Bylands Nursery – What’s New for 2014!

 Jan will talk about new trees, shrubs, perennials, and edibles for landscaping in Winnipeg. He will also talk about some not new, but very interesting varieties. To be followed by a question/answer session with Jan!

10:15: Grant Dunn – Eddi’s Wholesale products – Spring Lawn & Plant Care

After a long cold winter your yard will need a bit of help. Grant will talk about all the products you can use to help your lawn and yard.

11:15: Arlene Ortiz (Wheeler) and Susan Jensen Stubbe - Got Questions?

A great chance to get the answers to all your gardening questions. Bring a notepad with all your questions! This will be a casual, fun and informative session.

12:15: FREE LUNCH!!!

 1:30: Michael Allen, M.Sc.F, R.P.F. – All About Bugs!
Consulting Urban Forester, Tree Diagnostician and I.S.A. Certified Arborist - Viburnum Tree Experts

Michael is going to talk about what to do about all those creepy crawly bugs that affect our trees, shrubs and lawns.

2:30 Jennifer Fletcher and Arlene Ortiz – All about Hydrangeas!

Join us to learn about the three types of hydrangeas and how you can better care for them.  Find out what new types are coming in and why you will want to include them in your garden.  
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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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Monday, March 14, 2011

Gardening Saturday this Saturday March 26, 2011 at CMU

The 4th Annual Gardening Saturday will take place on Saturday, March 26th (9 a.m - 4 p.m.) at the Canadian Mennonite University North Campus

One of the most anticipated springtime gardening events for Manitoba Gardeners, Gardening Saturday will have everything you need to get ready for the spring gardening season. This year's event features 19 workshops (theme Urban Farming), an exciting Tradeshow Area ($5 admission), and delicious food in our Eat Local Grow Local Food Market.

Guest Speaker Des Kennedy
Garden Artistry: A "how to" look at the use of art works and "artistic touches" in the gardens of Ireland, New Zealand, England and China. Tickets to the keynote presentation are only $25.00 and include admission to the Trade Show.
Register for your choice of workshops: only $10.00 per workshop. Any workshop registration includes admission to the Trade Show.
Become a Friends Member and receive a 10% discount on
keynote presentation and workshops.

Gardening Saturday Workshops

Want to learn more about gardening? Gardening Saturday's workshop presenters are local experts who will show you everything you want to know. Workshops are designed to appeal to both novice and experienced gardeners. Each workshop is 45 minutes in length and affordably priced at only $10.00 with a discount being offered for Friend's Members. Workshop registrations include admission to the trade show.

1. Landscaping: "The Wow Factor", Charlotte Tataryn. Charlotte Tataryn, Landscape and Interior Designer, Charlotte's Place, is back by popular demand to talk about the basics of landscaping: learn how to make the best of what already exists and how to get the ' wow factor ' affordably.

2. Starting a New Garden Bed, Susan LeBlanc. Wondering where to begin? Susan LeBlanc, experienced gardening enthusiast, will cover the basics from soil preparation and amendment as well as an interesting look at past and present schools of thought.

3. Chickens for WinnipEGGers, Darby & Kara Jones, of Chickens for WinnipEGGers. Urban chickens catch your fancy? The presenters will guide you through a practical approach towards the growing trend in North America of keeping a few hens in your own backyard.

4. Get to Know our Native Grasses, Shirley Froehlich. Come and see how beautiful and versatile they are and how to use them in your garden. Some nice combinations with our Manitoba wildflowers will also be shown and discussed

5. Attracting Birds to your Yard, Sherrie Versluis. Attracting Birds to your Yard Sherrie Versluis Sherrie Versluis of The Preferred Perch tells us how to attract birds to our gardens. After all, what is a garden without birdsong, or the flutter of wings.

6. Herbs, Dave Hanson. Fragrant, tasty, home grown and organic! Herbs are one of the best choices for urban organic gardens, adapting easily to containers and beds of all shapes and sizes. Dave Hanson, owner of Sage Garden Herbs, will show you how to grow a bumper crop of herbs to complement your kitchen garden, leveraging the advantages of all natural growing techniques and the value of intermingling and diversity in the landscape.

7. Container gardens for balconies and small spaces, Jim Beckta . Jim Beckta has been involved in creating lush, beautiful gardens in the smallest of spaces. From container options to raised beds, everyone can have their very own garden!

8. Gardening with Children and Youth, Jeannette Adams Master Gardener . Jeannette Adams will pique the curiosity of our youngest gardeners with tips on getting started in gardening. Parents will enjoy learning how to inspire children to garden at home as well as information on gardening with community organizations and schools.

9. All About Lilies, John Rempel . A household name in Manitoba`s gardening community, John Rempel will talk about new and different varieties, cultivation and propagation as well as an overview of the spread of the red lily beetle.

10. Panel Discussion "What’s New, What’s Hot", Joanne Jones (Growing Pleasures); Erna Wiebe (Oakridge Garden Centre, Steinbach); and Chad Labbe (Shelmerdine Garden Center); Richard Zelke (Cook's Greenhouses) and Ken Land (St Mary's Nursery and Garden Center). Panelists will discuss the newest and latest trends in gardening and all of the exciting new choices awaiting you at the garden centers this spring. Joanne Kelly, Host/Producer Shaw TV will moderate the panel discussion. Sponsored by Bylands Nurseries.

11. Irresistible Irises, Barbara Jean Jackson Master Gardener . Barbara Jean Jackson, Brandon MB. is a Mater Gardener and member of the CanWest Iris Society. This presentation will look at many different varieties of the beautiful Iris species and how to grow them successfully in the prairie garden. Attendees will also take a pictorial walk through Barbara Jean's iris gardens in Brandon.

12. Covering Lots of Ground , Linda Dietrick. Using slides, Presenter Linda Dietrick explores over fifty hardy ground covers for our region. Every gardener has a problem area. Linda suggests solutions for sun and shade, moist soil and dry.

13. Plants for the (Small) Home Landscape, Susan Jensen Stubbe of Jensen's Nursery & Garden Center . Oversized plants taking over your landscape? Susan will recommend which perennials, shrubs and trees are suitable for the smaller landscape and which ones to avoid.

14. Drainage Problems? Create a Rain Garden!, Jodi Goerzen from the Seine-Rat River Conservation District and Chris Maxemuck from C & S Country Gardens. A rain garden is a colourful, perennial planting within a shallow depression that is designed to capture and use rain water that may otherwise run off. This presentation will include discussion of rain garden theory and a demonstration rain garden at C & S Country Gardens being used as a case study.

15. How to Can and Preserve Your Garden Harvest, Judy Schwartz. Jellies, pickles, chutneys, anyone? And don’t forget the tomatoes! Judy will provide information on how to preserve the produce from your garden.

16. Caring for Fruit Trees, Mike Allen. Fruit trees are all the rage. With many new and interesting varieties available to be grown on the prairies, Mike Allen, respected Arborist and owner of Viburnum Trees Experts will explore the topic of fruit tree maintenance.

17. Creating Edible Urban Spaces, Urban Eatin. The experts at Urban Eatin Gardeners Co-op know all about creating vegetable gardens. Want to be part of a co-op? They can tell you everything you need to know!

18. Propogation, Karen Loewen . A fast and easy way to expand your garden affordably. Learn how to propagate your perennials, trees and shrubs with Master Gardener Karen Loewen.

19. Container Gardening, Sharlene Nielsen. Observe Sharlene in action as she provides instruction to 10 participants, who will be creating their own Spring Garden containers in front of you

Workshop Information 2011 Gardening Saturday Registration Form

Please consider lending your time and talents to Gardening Saturday by volunteering . Volunteers receive free admission - we have many interesting opportunities to connect with other gardeners, assist in workshops or in the Trade Show/Food Market areas

If you would like to volunteer,
please contact Helene Fairbanks at 895-4560, execdir@mts.net  OR CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Hope to see you all there!!
Tammy & Sue!

 Jensen Nursery and Garden Center
2550 McGillivray Blvd
Winnipeg, Manitoba

MARCH HOURS: Monday to Friday 10am -4pm

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