Wednesday, December 02, 2015

3 Weeks of Christmas!

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I love Christmas! We are very busy and there is lots to do. And we have Cookies! north pole, christmas shop, christmas tree shop, swags, wreaths, fresh greens, jensen nursery
It was nice to see some of our “regular” customers and great to see some newcustomers this past weekend.  
We have delivered quite a few Christmas trees already, so I thought it was time to give you some specific care instructions to keep your tree beautiful throughout the season.
If we have done a fresh cut at the bottom of your tree, it is important to get that tree into water within an hour. If we have just dropped your tree off at our house, you will need to get a saw and take an inch off the bottom of your tree. This allows the tree to draw up water from the stand, just like a fresh bouquet of flowers. In the first days, your tree will drink a lot of water, so you have to check a couple of times a day to replenish the water in the stand. This water intake will slow down so that you will only have to add water every day or two. Please think about closing hot air vents that are near the tree. This will help. We don’t recommend anything but plain water. No sugar, 7 up etc. The most important idea here is that you don’t let that fresh cut be above the water line. 
If you haven’t received your tree yet, this might be a good time to consider a new stand. We have some in the greenhouse, that are extremely easy to use and hold a lot of WATER!!!
We have another open house this weekend, so stop by and grab a Poinsettia, or a cup of Glog!!! And I am making some more Fresh wreaths.
Joyeux Noel,
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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Time to plant! Huge selection of shrubs and trees now in stock!

 We now have a huge selection of shrubs, trees, perennials in stock!
Our greenhouse is also bursting at the seams with flowers!
Bit early to plant annuals outdoors, but a great time to plant shrubs and trees. You could also get a head start by planting containers in your garage - move them outside on a warm day and back in the garage at night!
Some of our pond plants have arrived - be careful though they cannot handle frost! Floaters are not in yet, but marginals and oxygenators are here. I will send out a detailed e-mail once they are all here! Make sure yousubscribe to our newsletter here for updates.
Check out the pictures below of our outdoor display area! We have some gorgeous plants in! Shrubs and trees come with a FREE 1 year warranty or a optional 5 year Myke Warranty! Here is a link about our Myke Warranty (this product really does work)
Click here -Use Myke Warranty!
Weather got you down? The greenhouse is warm, tropical feeling and guaranteed to put a smile on your face! If it wasn't so full of flowers we could put out some patio furniture and have a indoor garden party!!

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Jensen Nursery and Garden Center - Who we really are.... Our First Blog from November 2010!

Hi my name is Tammy , and I am attempting to write our first blog ever! After my family and staff read this it may very well be my last blog!! Jensen Nursery and Garden Center is a family owned and operated business. My dad, Kurt Jensen started the business 44 years ago out of his River Heights home. There have been many changes throughout the years, but the one thing that has never changed is our family's commitment to the business. Our customers have always been a priority to our business. Over the years, as the garden centre has expanded so has our staff. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce some of our long time staff members!

Mr. Kurt Jensen – owner of Jensen’s since 1966
Mr Jensen can be seen out in his field digging up trees, giving advice to the staff, or walking through the garden center with an eagle eye spotting the one plant that is in desperate need of water! You always know he is around when the bright yellow hydro truck is in the parking lot. He has been an inspiration to me since I was a young child following him around while he sold trees and shrubs to customers at the old lot.

Mrs Elsie Jensen – owner of Jensen’s since 1966
Mrs Jensen has worked behind the scenes for many years. She may be showing up at your door dropping off a landscape estimate, in the greenhouse planting annuals, or running out to buy lunch for Tammy and Sue because they were busy and forgot to bring a lunch!

Tammy Jensen – daughter
I have been learning about the business since I was a child, but have been here fulltime for almost 16 years. My favourite part of the business is being out in the garden center helping customers design their yard! Having a customer leaving with a positive experience is my main goal. I truly believe that customers are what makes a business. And if the customers are happy a business will be successful!

Susan Jensen Stubbe – daughter
Susan can be seen running away from the garden center.....on her way to her next estimate or landcape design appointment. She also spends time out on job sites ensuring that our work is up to our high standards at all times! If you can find her at the garden center she will be happy to pass on her enthusiasm for plants and design.

Karl – garden center staff
Karl is quite often referred to as Mr Jensen! His Danish accent, his love for plants, and dedication to Jensen’s has customers convinced he has to be Mr Jensen! I really do not know where we would be without Karl’s vast knowledge and the dedication he puts into his job.

Jennifer – garden center and gift store staff
Jennifer has helped take our garden center to the next level. She has been an amazing source of ideas and support through all our endeavours of the last few years. She gives us sisters the push we sometimes need!

Laura – garden center and gift store staff
Laura has become our resident bug terminator! She has taken it upon herself to learn every pest that can infect a plant and just how to get rid of it. She also can be seen with her nose in a book looking up information for a customer. She will not rest till she has an answer to your question!

John – garden center staff
Mr fix-it as John has become known, can be heard saying, “I think there is a better way to do this”. John has been become a regular fixture at Jensen’s, upgrading, repairing, and simplifying more items than I could possible list!

Penny – garden center and gift store staff
Penny can be seen in the outdoor display area going through all the shrubs, perennials and trees and keeping them looking their best. Penny is very meticulous with the plants and has become very valuable in keeping our garden center looking its best!

Rennae – garden center and gift store staff
Rennae is always on the move! Whether it be redoing the showroom giftware displays, or running out to help a customer. She also recently has taken a pruning course and is a wealth of information!

Chelsea – deliveries and plantings
Chelsea can be seen loading trees, soil, and stakes into the delivery truck to plant trees in a customer’s yard. If she wasn’t so good at planting trees, we would have her at the garden center fulltime singing to the plants in her beautiful voice! We look forward to having her with us throughout her university years!

*a special thanks to Mark and Luc who have worked very hard in our landscape division making customers yard’s a place to enjoy!

All of these staff have been extremely valuable to our business, and we wouldn’t be where we are today without their help and dedication. I also have to mention the great group of new staff we had this year as well. I’m hoping they will be back next year, and that I will be given an opportunity to tell you all about them in the future! There is also someone who knows who she is that has been working behind the scenes for the last year to get our website up and running. And to her a special thank you!

Now that I have spent so much time raving about all our wonderful staff I have run out of time to talk about the business. So on that note, I invite you to come to our garden center and experience it for yourself! We are truly dedicated to help each and every customer to the best of our ability. If we do not know an answer, we will not give up till we find it. We are here to help you with all your gardening choices! That is my promise! Sincerely yours, Tammy Jensen

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tree, Shrubs, and Perennials Galore!

Now that the sun is shining again, I bet alot of you are out in your yard today! Is there a spot that just needs something but you are not sure what? Check out our plant search engine tool! You can use it to find the perfect plant. Just click on the mature size of shrub you want, whether you want a plant for sun or shade, maybe that you want pink flowers in July, etc...... there is a whole page of options to choose from. Like magic it will tell you what plant or plants fill your requirements! Then you can look online at our shrub and tree price list,  or our perennial price list to find out the price on the plant! You can also email me at and I can price it out for you! We can even deliver your trees for free in Winnipeg and surrounding areas. If you don't like to get your hands dirty! No problem we can plant it for you! I can include a planting price in my quote. If you drop by the garden center we have a computer now set up in the showroom for your use! We will be happy to show you how to use the plant search engine in you need assistance!! Thank you to Chelsey H for setting it up for me! I'm better with plants than electronics!

If you have not  been out to visit our garden center yet this season you may not know about our new 5 year warranty! We now offer an optional 5 year warranty on all shrubs and trees(except azaleas, rhododendrums, and blueberry's).We are able to offer it to you if you plant your plants using a great growth supplement called "Myke"! Check out more details on the 5 year warranty on their website - We do also offer our own one year warranty on perennials, shrubs, and trees at no charge!

Come by and check out our selection of trees, shrubs, perennials, and deluxe hanging baskets today!

Tammy Jensen

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sun, Shrubs, Trees, Soil, Stone, and Flowers galore!

The sun is shining! Spring is finally here! Everytime I look out the window a truck is driving up with a fresh load of shrubs, trees, evergreens, and more! We are in the process of building a new system to display and care for the trees! We also have some very hard working guys potting up truckloads of bareroot trees and shrubs. By tomorrow they will be done, and will start bagging more mulch, riverstone, limestone, shale, soil, and what ever else we can bring them! Jennifer is running around trying to put up signs as quickly as the plants arrive. Chelsey is back for her second year running out to greet all the customers!Laura is taking care of all the annuals and baskets in the greenhouse. Karl AKA Mr Jensen is busy planning and designing the outdoor shrub area. Drop by and check out all the excitement. It may not be organized quite yet, but the plants are here just waiting for a new home. I now have a PDF version of our catalogues available online. There is the shrub and tree plant list, and the perennial list. Just email me at  and I will send it to you! Happy gardening!~ Tammy
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