Tuesday, May 07, 2019

May Long Weekend is coming!

 May Long Weekend, is fast approaching, which means Mother Nature better bounce back and deliver some amazing weather, but regardless the neighbourhoods will still become a buzz with yard activities;  as the weeks that follow Victoria Day, is Manitoba’s key planting time.  Ready or not, come out and visit the greenhouse especially to get those customer favorites the colourful and tranquil tropical plants, the classic and new annuals, herbs, succulents, house plants & perennials for those front and backyard planters and gardens -  need inspiration for those empty planter pots, Just ASK, …    
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A few SPRING flowering trees and shrubs that will provide a burst of colour and curb appeal to any home, along with minial maintenance;    
flowering rosybloom
Lilacs, many different varieties of colour, needs at least 6 or more hours of sunlight, prefers soil rich in nutrients, so add compost to soil if planting in heavy sand or clay.  Makes a great privacy green screen.Forsythia,  flowers with yellow blooms before the green foliage, needs a sunny location, adaptable to many soil types, upright growth habit, deer resistant.   Azalea & Rhododendron, likes morning sun keep away from afternoon sun as foliage will burn, protect from winter winds.
Crab apples, Sunny location, adaptable to many soil types, display of white, pink or magenta blooms depending on variety selected,  
Flowering Almond, needs full sun, adaptable to most soils , tree and shrub form, making it a great choice for mass plantings. They don’t produce almonds, but have a sweet almond-like fragrance.
 
 
Quick tip:  All newly planted nursery stock should be watered at the soil level every day for one week, then every other day for the next two weeks then adjust due to rainfall or drought conditions.
 
 
…  Caution: Always remember to do a few good favourite stretches before attempting a good day of gardening.

PS - We just got some beautiful long stemmed cut flower carnations in assorted colors. 
cut flowers, carnations  
 
 
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Urban Tree Issues by Bill Dowie

Jensen Nursery can solve your urban tree issues...

If you think you do not have enough room in your smaller urban space for trees, think again.  There are a number of workhorse trees 
that Jensen's has in stock that can you can shoe horn in a corner or start creating that living screen that you always wanted (you 
know, that new neighbor just built a raised deck, and now sees your every move!).

Going into June Jensen's will be looking at what else to order for you collectors, but in the meantime here are four great trees of 
different genus (dimension are average height and width):

Malus - Thunderchild Rosybloom are 16x13 feet with a nice vasing growth habit that can act as a great screen in a medium space; the 
new Gladiator is even narrower at 10' wide; of course, there are the old standbys of Radiant, Fushia Girl, and Pink Spires - all will

not exceed a two story house.  Learn about some pruning techniques to shape your small trees in March of every year, and a way you 
go.

Syringa - The Ivory Silk Tree Lilac is on its own trunk and is a true tree form (not the lollipop standard).  It will bloom in later 
June after all your shrub forms have lost their flowers, and is a nice 23x16 feet with off-white flowers and dense leaf and branch 
structure.

Prunus - The Amur Cherry, along with the purple foliage of a Rosybloom, will be a great tag team to replace all those dying Schubert 
Chokecherries with Black Knot.  At 30x23, it is the larger of the small urban trees, will grow a nice umbrella canopy if you let it -

though a multi-trunk form is a nice addition - and has gold-brown-bronze exfoliating bark.  A super tree for winter interest.  The 
berries will attract migrating birds in the fall, when the leaves blaze in reds, oranges, and purples.

Bill Dowie

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