Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Spring! Coming soon at Jensen Nursery and Garden Center

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 What a winter!!! Lots of snow and cold…hard to remember the last time that happened! There is something fantastic about having all this snow cover - great insulation for all your plants.
 
We are looking forward to SPRING. The tropicals are coming next week, then the greenhouse gets set up. By the end of February the heat will be on and we will plant the hanging baskets. Let us know if there is a special combination you would like. We can try to get that made for you. 
 
Then the perennials will arrive and then the greenhouse quickly fills up. Hopefully by then all this snow will be almost gone, and you won’t mind venturing out and seeing what’s new.
 
When you come by you might notice some changes we have made. There are spaces by the gate now to hold bulk items like rock, mulch and soil. On the other side there is a new driveway to load up other supplies like Barkman concrete products, assorted bags of manure, and bags of soil. 
 
The biggest change - Jensen’s Nursery will no longer be doing landscaping. We still can plant shrubs and trees for you though! We also offer design services and consultations. And we can have Susan at the garden centre. She is looking forward to helping customers and we are looking forward to keeping her at the shop. (most of the time)
 
On March 3, we will be open with regular scheduled hours. But we are around until then getting ready - cleaning, painting and playing in the soil. Stop by and visit! 
 
See you soon,
Jennifer


PS..We are having a final one day sale on 2013 products tomorrow! (January 29th, 2014 from 10-3) Most items are HALF PRICE!!!!

Jensen Nursery and Garden Center, greenhouseOur Greenhouse last year!


 
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Great Deals for you Containers or Gardens!

 Looking For Some Great Buys on Plants to Fill Those Bare Spots or Add to your Garden or Container??????
 
Well, you have come to the right place!!!  Jensen’s is having a great start of summer sale on all baskets, decorative containers, shade annuals, trailers, annual herbs, vegetables and tomato packs.  All baskets and decorative containers are $5.00 off, while the veggies and annual herbs are $1.00 off.  The trailers are marked down to $2.00 and the Tomato 6 packs are $1.50.  The Ornamental Corn, priced at $7.99 and marked down to$4.00 is a must to try.  The variegated leaves are so pretty and add a special touch to any container instead of the traditional Dracaena spike.  This is the time to test it in your garden to see how it performs.  You may be “AMAIZED” and anxious to try it in a container next year!  Priced at $1.00, now is the time to try some Purple Basil.  It’s decorative as well as edible!
 The old blue Recycling box, taking up space in the garage or basement, is a great container for planting herbs or even a few tomatoes or other vegetables and some marigolds.  Always plant some marigolds with your vegetables or in the flower garden to ward off some of those bad bugs.  They hate the smell!  When preparing your container for planting, line the bottom with newspaper to keep the soil in (you need holes for drainage), fill about 1/3 of the container with plastic recyclables, add your soil and you’re ready for planting!  If you have children or grandchildren, let them have their own garden.  A Recycling container is a great way to go.  Let them plant what they want and teach them how to look after what they are growing!  You will create a lot of pride in your child when they see what they can grow themselves!
With just finishing the School Program, I am just starting to think of potting up my own containers on my balcony.  The remaining plants in the greenhouse are healthy and in great shape. There are some beautifully coloured shade annuals like the Non-Stop Begonias and Fuchsias.  I picked up a couple of beautiful dark leaf Cannas called ‘Intrigue’, mouth-watering Non-Stop Deep Salmon Begonias, Dahlberg Daisies, ‘Sunsatia Lemon’ Nemesia, ‘Sedona’ Coleus and Lysmachia (creeping jenny).  I really loved the colour combination of these plants so I’m testing the Begonias this year to see how they will perform on my hot balcony.  Hopefully I will get enough shade in the hottest part of the day!  Of course, I had to pick up some Heliotrope for a separate container to enjoy the heavenly vanilla-scented perfume, especially in the evening. Nemesia is also one of my favourites for its fragrance.
We have some beautiful trailing plants in the greenhouse and keep in mind you can grow many of them as houseplants over the winter.  I over-wintered Lysmachia this past winter on my table near my balcony window.  I loved the colour and the way it trailed so freely, adding a touch of elegance to my table as it trailed over the edges.  I cut it back severely in March and it really bushed out nicely. The trailing stems root where they touch moist soil.  It’s a very versatile trailer as it shines in hanging baskets and containers, as a ground cover or spilling over walls; a beautiful foliage accent wherever it is grown.  It can grow in anything from light to full shade and tolerates full sun as well, with enough water.  
If you’re looking for a filler that will perform in the hottest of spots in full sun, try the Licorice plant (Helichrysum petiolare).  It has a tiny grayish leaf, has an upright habit, a height of 8 – 12” is great for containers or in the landscape and is hardy in our climate.
Variegated Swedish Ivy (Plectranthus Australis ‘Variegatus’) is also an attractive trailer for containers and hanging baskets.  It has an attractively marked leaf and roots very easily.  It makes a great houseplant in winter and enjoys being transferred to the outdoors come spring.  
Two of my favourite creeping plants for containers and baskets are the Kenilworth Ivy and the Variegated Creeping Charlie.  The Kenilworth has small leaves and fragrant violet-coloured flowers.  It enjoys shade or part shade, while the Creeping Charlie enjoys full sun to part sun.  I especially love the scalloped, variegated leaves of the Creeping Charlie.  The small, trumpet-shaped flowers add interest in late spring, making it a good choice for use as a ground cover or trailing from pots and baskets and it’s hardy to -40 F!!!
As I was wandering around the greenhouse trying to decide on what plants I wanted to grow in my containers, I spotted some graceful Fiber Optic Grass (Isolepsis (Scirpus cernus).  It really adds interest to containers and the landscape alike and grows well in full sun to part shade.  
Well, I hope I have peaked your interest and you will come out and have a look, and, if you have some empty containers (especially the 2 ¼ inch square pots) that I could use for the school program next year, please bring them along!
 
Arlene Ortiz (Wheeler)
 
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Spring at Jensen's Garden Center!

Well this is it - Spring is here! The greenhouse is looking like a tropical house. I went in there briefly today...closed my eyes and pretended I was in a tropical paradise! Then reality set in and I got back to work getting ready for our first spring seminars this saturday! The false banana plants, elephant ears, and cannas are as big as they were by the end of May last year! The containers are starting to fill out, and people have already been buying the ones with the most flowers on! Our greenhouse is set up, the showroom is filled with new giftware and pottery, and all the bark and soil products have arrived! We finally got claybuster in this year! You mix it into your flower beds to break that clay up! Greg has been out doing estimates and consultations for us. Things are shaping up to be a great year! I look forward to seeing all the familiar faces again this year! All the great staff that were with us last year are all returning for another season! This is the first year I have not had to do any hiring at the garden center. Thank you to everyone that has applied for a job over the last few months! We can only hope for a extremely busy season which would mean more job openings!!

This saturday we are having seminars! The first 2 have booked up, but we have openings for the 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30 seminars. They are free so drop in and take advantage of some great gardening advice. The 2:30 seminar has just been added! Grant Dunn will be coming by to answer all your questions about how to use all of the fertilizers, chemicals, and other garden products that we carry! He is extremely knowledgable and highly recommend this seminar if you have any disease, insect, or general concerns with your lawn, gardens, trees, and shrubs! If you are interested in the first 2 seminars email me and I can let you know if there are any cancellations over the next few days! IF YOU ARE NOT ON OUR EMAIL LIST SIGN UP TODAY. YOU WILL RECEIVE ADVANCE NOTICE OF OUR NEXT FREE SEMINARS! (we book up fast so if you are on our email list you get first chance at attending!)

I was going to take some pictures of the new giftware, and the greenhouse today but ran out of time! So the pictures below are a week or two old! The plants have grown alot in the last 2 weeks! Myself and all my staff look forward to helping you with all your gardening needs this spring!

Tammy Jensen
 ps - Here is my link to Facebook. I post alot of pictures on there if you want to see all the new stock as it arrives - FACEBOOK FANPAGE OR JENSENNURSERY
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Jensen's Greenhouse on McGillivray Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Peeing Pug at Jensen's Garden Center




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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Proven Winners Annuals being planted in our greenhouse!

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