Monday, April 06, 2015

Spring Fling Seminar Day - Saturday April 11


All seminars are FREE except the Miniature Gardening Workshop.
Register now at
9:15 - Spring Yard & Garden Care  by Grant Dunn 
 Spring is here early but 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.

 10:15 - Raised Beds - The No Muss No Fuss Gardening Trick by Bill Dowie
 From Square Foot Gardening to mobility and disability access, raised beds will be able to accommodate many of your gardening needs - who says you need a rotor-tiller and shovel to garden? Construction examples will be presented, and the biology of raised beds will be discussed by Master Gardener and U of M Prairie Horticulture Instructor, Bill Dowie

11:15 - Gardening Discussion - Susan Jensen Stubbe & Tammy Jensen 
 Susan and Tammy will be hosting an informal 1 hour Question/Answer Session. We look forward to discussing any garden or yard concerns you may have. In this interactive session we welcome your ideas and solutions to gardening concerns. We find that there can be many solutions to any one problem and look forward to learning something new!

 12:15 - FREE LUNCH!!!
1:15 - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly by Michael Allen, Author of Dr. Tree's Guide to the Common Diseases of Urban Prairie Trees.
 Michael is Winnipeg's tree disease expert. Michael will be having a discussion on what is happening with trees in Winnipeg. Michael Allen, M.Sc. F. R.P.F. Consulting Urban Forester, Tree Diagnostician and I.S.A. Certified Arborist - Viburnum Tree Experts
 2:15 - Miniature Gardening Workshop  (charge for plants & materials)
 Get back into spring by planting a miniature succulent garden. We have a variety of containers, succulents and miniature accessories to create a fun indoor garden! Gardens can be moved outside once summer is here! Containers, miniatures and plants will all be offered at special prices for this workshop. You pay only for the plants, soil, containers and miniatures you use. You are also welcome to bring your own containers as well. Class typically lasts 1 hour but you are welcome to stay longer if you want to do a few pots! 
Register at or call (204)488-5042 Register for the full day or just individual seminars. All seminars are free except the Miniature Gardening Workshop.
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring Fling Seminars

 Well..I think Spring has decided to show it's face finally! This Saturday April 12th we are having our annual Spring Fling Free Seminar Day! We have filled up most of the seats already! There might be a seat or two left! Feel free to drop in for any seminar...just please bring a lawn chair along! We also will be having a 35% off sale on all gnomes and dwarfs for the day! Praire Garden books will also be on special! We actually now have almost a complete collection, some as far back as the late 70's! They will be on sale for $3-$13 depending on the year! So stock up on a Gardening book written by Prairie Authors about gardening on the Prairies!
Everything else in our store and greenhouse will be on sale at 15% OFF for one day only! Any plants purchased MUST be taken home with you!
Here is the list of seminars we are offering!!!

9:15: Jan Pederson from Bylands Nursery – What’s New for 2014!

 Jan will talk about new trees, shrubs, perennials, and edibles for landscaping in Winnipeg. He will also talk about some not new, but very interesting varieties. To be followed by a question/answer session with Jan!

10:15: Grant Dunn – Eddi’s Wholesale products – Spring Lawn & Plant Care

After a long cold winter your yard will need a bit of help. Grant will talk about all the products you can use to help your lawn and yard.

11:15: Arlene Ortiz (Wheeler) and Susan Jensen Stubbe - Got Questions?

A great chance to get the answers to all your gardening questions. Bring a notepad with all your questions! This will be a casual, fun and informative session.

12:15: FREE LUNCH!!!

 1:30: Michael Allen, M.Sc.F, R.P.F. – All About Bugs!
Consulting Urban Forester, Tree Diagnostician and I.S.A. Certified Arborist - Viburnum Tree Experts

Michael is going to talk about what to do about all those creepy crawly bugs that affect our trees, shrubs and lawns.

2:30 Jennifer Fletcher and Arlene Ortiz – All about Hydrangeas!

Join us to learn about the three types of hydrangeas and how you can better care for them.  Find out what new types are coming in and why you will want to include them in your garden.  
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