Saturday, June 08, 2019

Cottage Gardens

 “Cottage Garden” style is relaxed, colorful, scented, fun and almost no rules should apply, whimsy.  The best thing about cottage gardens, .. there is always room to squeeze more plants in - use hanging baskets & window boxes.
 
Tips for Creating a Cottage Garden
 
Keep it small,  lol.
You need a good mix of plants, native plants  / sturdy plants / deer & rabbit resistance.
Avoid straight lines, gardens & paths should be winding.
Start by planting large clumps of like flowers/plants.  Tulips, daisies, allium, coneflowers, sage …
Repeat both plants and colors, to create a flow and harmony.
Tall plants add archetypal (spikes); scatter liberally through the borders; hollyhock, lupins, foxglove, wisteria, catmint, delphinium, phlox, grasses. 
Invest in Good Soil
Water source via soaker hose, rain barrels, ?   .... check out these cool new pots in our shop “DESERT “ Pots  

The right plant in the right place -  aka full shade .. to full sun etc.,
Select sturdy garden plants, spring-flowering bulbs, purple coneflower, Irises, wild indigo,  Stella d’oro or happy returns daylilies, asters, Russian sage, an old fashion rose climber, peonies…, for foliage interest try blue fescue, lambs ear,
Don't forget scents, honeysuckles, roses, peonies, rosemary, mock-orange  and lavender.
 Create a special place to sit and enjoy the garden.  
Need help ASK US, … 
 
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Thursday, April 07, 2011

Free Gardening Seminar

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The snow is melting, the sun is shining, and the tulips are poking through the soil! What a perfect time for a Gardening Seminar! We have just a few spots open! The seminar is this Saturday April 9, 2011. It will be held at Jensen Nursery and Garden Center at 2550 McGillivray Blvd, Winnnipeg, Manitoba. The seminars are at 11am, 12 noon, and 1 pm. I have include a PDF  attachment detailing the 11am seminar and I will be doing the noon seminar. The 1pm seminar will be a followup to the 11am seminar. If you would like a PDF of that file email me(tammy@jensennursery.com) and I will send it to you. Yikes! My first seminar! I will be showing you a selection of our new annuals and perennials for spring! Yes you get to see plants and flowers! (not just pictures) After the seminars are over you are welcome to go through the greenhouse and feel the heat, smell, and see all the flowers! It is most theraputic after a long cold snowy winter! Email me if you wish to attend at tammy@jensennursery.com.  I do have limited spots left though.As a bonus for everyone attending there will be a 15% discount on everything in the store. What better time to stock up on your gardening supplies for spring! Happy Spring! Tammy Jensen
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