Saturday, May 13, 2017

Flowers for Mother's Day!

 Come look and get inspired !

 

The new greenhouse is filled to the brim with every colour of a rainbow; our baskets are spilling over with eye popping annuals, along with  luscious planters and never ending rows of herbs, veggies, tropical and annuals line our tables.    

 

For your convenience, drop off your containers and we will do your planting or stay and plant up yourself in our planting corner, the cost to you will be the dirt and plants used – and leave the mess behind. 

 

If you have trouble finding the right annual for the right place; stop and look at our many species of Coleus; they are a versatile performer which offers multitude of options in colours, leaf shapes, from trailing to big bushy mounds, let the colours of a coleus play off other plants.  

 

Coleus are annuals;   can be found for full sun to almost full shade depending on colour selection;  no soil issues but drainage is.

Care of them is easy, steady watering and feeding is best for healthy bushy plants and they love a good pinch,  (removal of their flower spikes and a set of two of the leaves ).    

 

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The perfect gift for mother’s day (Sunday May 14th ) , how about a gift card,

 

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Spring is in the air!

 Spring is here hopefully to stay! It's too early to get out and plant shrubs and trees. You need to let the ground thaw. It is a good time to plant some onions...they can handle some frost. We will have onions and potatoes in on friday! It is also a great time to get out and clean up your yard. I like to amend my soil this time of year. Worm castings, Turkey trot or clay buster can be added to your beds now. I also like to sprinkle turkey trot over the entire lawn to give it a boost. If you have questions about your spring cleanup...drop in and talk to our staff for Succulents, spring plants, plant indoors, trendy plants, Jensen Nursery some advice. We are here to help you with all your spring gardening needs. 
If you really want to get planting we have succulents and herbs you can grow indoors. Once it warms up usually the end of May...you can transfer your treasures outdoors. I like to keep a few herbs going in the kitchen window for the beautiful aroma and easy access! Drop by today we are looking forward to your visit! Send us a quick email if you would like to be added to our email list. You will get gardening advice and advance notice of special events and sales. Email - info@jensennursery.com 

Cheers!
The Jensen family and staff.



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Monday, February 17, 2014

A look back at a day in life of Karl at Jensen's!

  All in a day’s work.
Jensen Nursery has been a contributor to the Scandinavian Centre for a number of years through advertising and donations of gift certificates to many events annually. To make this possible, I will like to give you an account of a traditional day at work, leading up to Christmas.
Christmas is getting close and I know, we will have a busy day at work selling Christmas trees. On the long drive to work I curse the City for the poor planning of road infrastructure and the poor drivers ahead of me, but look forward to a nice cup of coffee, waiting for me at work. When I finally arrive, I am greeted by a chilling look from Susan, my boss that says “you are finally here”. I steer directly to the lunch room for my coffee and stop dead in my tracks. “What, no coffee”, I yell. Jennifer enters the lunch room. “You want coffee, you make your own. We are too busy to bother with that,” She exclaims” Jean now enters with a big smile.”I’ll make the coffee for you and bring it to you when it is ready, go help the girls in the greenhouse. As I enter the greenhouse, Jennifer and Susan M. (Macpherson) are getting trees ready for delivery. “What took you so long? Give us a hand doing these fresh-cuts” she says, giving me a certain look. “You know I’m not much good till I’ve had my coffee” I explain. Just then, as if she has read my mind, Jean enters with a cup of coffee and I’m ready to go. With my coffee in my left hand and a saw in my right, I can now do a fresh-cut on the trees, only to hear my boss, Susan complaining. “You are cutting crooked, how can we make the tree stand straight with a cut like that” Looking at a pretty good cut I say defiantly,” Well if we had a good saw that could cut straight, you would have a perfect cut.”
As we continue getting the trees ready for delivery, the first customers of the day enter the greenhouse. This gives me a chance to finish my coffee and help the people at the same time, leaving the heavy work to Jennifer and the two Susan’s. It is not hard to sell a tree as we have a really nice selection and in no time at all I have made a sale. Now I just have to take it down from it’s hanging position. I swallow the last of my coffee and go to work, only to hear the girls yelling for me to come give them a hand. More costumers arrive and now we all rush to serve them. We blame this on Tammy, who has been busy advertising our services. Come in, bring your tree stand and pick your tree. We will then give it a fresh-cut, put it in the stand for you and send it out right into your living-room, and there for people are coming in droves buying their trees. 
Late in the morning Elsie arrives, bringing Kurt to work. Elsie doesn’t look too happy. “Keep him here the rest of the day,” she says, “I’m going to the Scandinavian Centre for the Norwegian lunch without him,” she says and off she goes. Kurt wanders around the greenhouse mumbling something only he understands and then disappears out to the garage. We are now close to noon and two more staff arrive, Laura and Jane. “Anything we can help with” they both ask and instead of replying we simply hand them tools to cut plastic with and point to the trees waiting to be wrapped. At this time the girls are noticing that I am slowing down. “Don’t lift the trees by yourself, let me help you. You are getting too old to do it by yourself,” Susan M says and the other girls soon follow suit. Looking like my pride has been hurt, I manage to hide my pleasure of being pampered.
It is now one o’clock and I have to teach a group of ladies how to make wreaths. Another staff member, Arlene will teach another group to make center pieces. This gives me a break from the hustle and bustle in the greenhouse, but Jean soon lets me know that I am needed there as well, so back and forth I go. The end of the day is nearing and Elsie returns from the Centre, this time with a smile on her face from having a nice visit with friends from the Centre. Kurt has come back from the garage and has wandered around the greenhouse, mumbling his own language. He too now has a smile on his face. He has been counting the trees and learned how many we have sold in the course of the day and he is pleased. Everybody is exhausted from the day’s work but already they are discussing the plans for the next day.
As I am driving home, fighting the traffic, my cursing is less, perhaps from being too tired, but mainly from realising how lucky I am, working in a lovely environment and with a great group of people, who really spoil me. Also knowing that because of the hard, but fun work, we are able to help others. From every tree sold two dollars go to the “Pennies from Heaven” foundation.
Just a brief outline of what goes on at Jensen’s. All in a day’s work.
Karl Sorensen
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