Tuesday, May 07, 2019

May Long Weekend is coming!

 May Long Weekend, is fast approaching, which means Mother Nature better bounce back and deliver some amazing weather, but regardless the neighbourhoods will still become a buzz with yard activities;  as the weeks that follow Victoria Day, is Manitoba’s key planting time.  Ready or not, come out and visit the greenhouse especially to get those customer favorites the colourful and tranquil tropical plants, the classic and new annuals, herbs, succulents, house plants & perennials for those front and backyard planters and gardens -  need inspiration for those empty planter pots, Just ASK, …    
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A few SPRING flowering trees and shrubs that will provide a burst of colour and curb appeal to any home, along with minial maintenance;    
flowering rosybloom
Lilacs, many different varieties of colour, needs at least 6 or more hours of sunlight, prefers soil rich in nutrients, so add compost to soil if planting in heavy sand or clay.  Makes a great privacy green screen.Forsythia,  flowers with yellow blooms before the green foliage, needs a sunny location, adaptable to many soil types, upright growth habit, deer resistant.   Azalea & Rhododendron, likes morning sun keep away from afternoon sun as foliage will burn, protect from winter winds.
Crab apples, Sunny location, adaptable to many soil types, display of white, pink or magenta blooms depending on variety selected,  
Flowering Almond, needs full sun, adaptable to most soils , tree and shrub form, making it a great choice for mass plantings. They don’t produce almonds, but have a sweet almond-like fragrance.
 
 
Quick tip:  All newly planted nursery stock should be watered at the soil level every day for one week, then every other day for the next two weeks then adjust due to rainfall or drought conditions.
 
 
…  Caution: Always remember to do a few good favourite stretches before attempting a good day of gardening.

PS - We just got some beautiful long stemmed cut flower carnations in assorted colors. 
cut flowers, carnations  
 
 
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Friday, March 22, 2019

Spring is in the air!

 SURE SIGNS of Spring;  crocuses, bluebirds, Canada geese and sunny warm weather that slowly melt the snow and make roads really mucky, anticipation of seeing all those fall bulbs peeking through the ground, mother nature awakening not only the world around us but also impacting our brains, mood and behaviour by reducing stress,  so begins the planning of gardens, flower pots of tropical flowers along some ole faithful colourful annuals and perennials …  these are a few of my favourite things, …

 
The winter of 2018-19 has been quite unusual in many regions with plenty of extremes, so the first sight of seeing  tropical plants arriving at the garden center is stunning;  the colours, beauty, fragrance, texture and style that you can add to a space.  There are ficus, palms, croton, monstera, ferns, pothos, snake plant, hoya, zz plant, prayer plant and more!

 

YES HOT trends again this year  - Succulents and tropicals  just add an earthy and brilliant touch;  come in early to see what we have already received and join into one of our many offered classes this year.   

 
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Succulent Soiree - Thursday March 14th

Last chance to buy tickets for our first ever Succulent Soiree. Sip a glass of wine and enjoy appetizers from Calabria. Go home with your very own succulent planter! Tickets available by calling (204)488-5042 or online at - Succulent Soiree
 succulent soiree, succulents and wine
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Thursday, February 07, 2019

Join us at Seedy Saturday - Saturday February 9th

 February 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
WHERE: Canadian Mennonite University, North Campus 
500 Shaftesbury Blvd
seedy saturday 2019 Winnipeg
 
Every year, gardeners, farmers, and everyday citizens gather to share knowledge and seeds. Workshops will be given on topics of seed saving, gardening, and policy issues relating to small-scale agriculture, then a food film will be shown. There will be seed vendors and organizations in attendance and a table will be set up for those who would like to exchange seeds that they’ve saved themselves. Entrance is by donation.
 
Winnipeg Seedy Saturday is one of hundreds of events that take place across Canada every spring and supported by Seeds of Diversity Canada. Visit www.seeds.ca to find out more about this organization and see the list of events.

Jensen Nursery will have 2 tables at Seedy Saturday. We will have a selection of mangaves, succulents and designer containers. And of course we will have our entire selection of seeds by Renee's Garden Seeds. These non GMO organic seeds are one of a kind! Expect pollinator seeds, hummingbird garden seeds and butterfly garden seeds just to name a few. The colored radishes and carrots were a favorite last year as well!

Drop by the booth and say hello! We look forward to seeing everyone after a long cold winter. 

Admission is only $5!

 
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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Maya's Day

 Maya's Day
Join us on December 15th & 16th for Maya's Day
 
Our friends Brian and Susan Person lost their daughter Maya on November 7th, 2016. Maya was an amazing, compassionate young woman that lived every day to the fullest. In her memory, her Mom and Dad have created Maya's Day. It was Maya's wish to spend Christmas with Family and Friends giving back to those in need at Christmas. To honour Maya's wish Brian and Susan are encouraging everyone to be part of Maya's Day. On Saturday December 15th, please volunteer or donate to a charitable organization in your community. Some special charities have been highlighted in conjunction with Maya's Day are:
Feed My Lambs Street Mission Inc.
Kildonan United Church - 187 Kilbride Ave - West Kildonan 
Christmas Cheer Board - 250-1395 Ellice Avenue 
Siloam Mission - 300 Princess 
Winnipeg Harvest - 1085 Winnipeg Avenue 
Lighthouse Mission - 669 Main Street
 
Jensen Nursery will be participating in Maya's Day; 10% of all sales on Saturday December 15th & Sunday December 16th will be donated to Siloam Mission. We will also be offering a 15% discount both days on all items in our indoor showroom and 15% off all pre made Outdoor Christmas Containers. If you are done all your Christmas Shopping and want to stop by with a monetary donation, we'd love to see you.
Our condolences to Brian and Susan. May you always hold Maya's Spirit and your memories of her close to your heart.
The Jensen Family and staff.
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