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"
 lilystone gardens, growing a cut flower garden, wedding flowers, jensen nursery
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! 
Invincibelle Mini Mauvette Hydrangea, new hydrangea, jensen nursery, flowering plants


succulents, planting workshops, plant succulents, jensen nursery

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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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Free Spring Gardening Seminars - April 14, 2012

Wow this weather is feeling alot like spring!  If you go into our greenhouse it feels like summer. We have planted 100's of beautiful hanging baskets! Exciting new perenials will start arriving this week! We even are planning to rearrange the greenhouse to accommodate weekly Free Container Gardening Seminars! Subscribe to our webmail to get up to date times of these seminars. There will be limited space so don't miss out. Bring in your empty pot and go home with a beautiful pot of flowers. The best part is you leave the mess with us! If you need a new pot we have a great selection of containers available to purchase.
This year we are holding FREE SPRING GARDENING SEMINARS ON SATURDAY APRIL 14, 2012! We will suppling a FREE LUNCH to everyone who registers! Seating is limited to register early at tammy@jensennursery.com .


10:00 AM Gardening  for Dummies – By Jennifer Fletcher
Gardening advice presented in a simple easy to understand format

Healthy, happy and hardy.  Pampered, pretty and pruned.  These will be the words you use to describe the plants in your yard after you have attended this informative seminar.

11:00 AM 3-D Gardening – By Bill Dowie
Designing to maximize all the Space in your yard and garden
Some adventurous gardeners may have the knowledge and skills to move vertically in their garden, but 3-D gardening is so much more.  Inter-spaces, nooks and crannies, cracks, edges, layers... these are key concepts to make your garden beautiful while increasing the amount of usable space you can plant all your flowers and vegetables.  Think you have run out of room?  Wondering how to increase bio-diversity in your small yard?  This first of two seminars will introduce you to spacial concepts of the space-time continuum you may have not thought about.


 12:30 PM Critters Anomynous – By Susan Jensen Stubbe and Tammy Jensen
 An Open Panel Discussion on how to keep wildlife from eating your trees and plants

Does wildlife affect your plant’s health? An open panel discussion on methods both natural and chemical to keep your yard wildlife free. Audience participation appreciated!  Instead of waiting till it is too late be proactive and prevent the damage that can happen. Help others with any solutions you may have. Enjoy a healthy happy yard – not one ravaged by squirrels, voles, deers, and rabbits!

1:30 PM 4-D Gardening – By Bill Dowie
Thinking about the aspects of Time for your short and long-term garden plans
Time is fleeting and as humans we are caught in a linear perception of time passing second by second, year by year.  In Nature, the concept of time is irrelevant.  Nature is dictated by cycles and ebbs and flows of matter and energy.  So how do we reconcile such philosophical ideas to make a beautiful garden?  This seminar will explore the themes of legacy planting, time-framing your designs, plant succession, and the young-to-old transition of your human and animal visitors to your yard (that rabbit seems like it's 20 years old!).  This second of two seminars will introduce you to temporal concepts of the space-time continuum you may have not thought about.

Email tammy@jensennursery.com to register. Specify the seminars you wish to attend and if you will be joining us for lunch. Limited seating so register early

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