Friday, January 22, 2021

New Houseplants

We decided we  just had to get some more plants in! Limited quantities of each variety.  They can be ordered by phone (204)488-5042 or online.

lipstick plant, jensen nursery, houseplants


 This beauty gets little flowers that look like lipstick.
Lipstick Plant - $24.99 - 6" basket
$29.99 - 8" basket

Some other new varieties include coffee plant, dwarf umbrella plant, silver lady fern, birds nest fern, snake plant and Amigo Pepperomia.

There is a selection of plants from 2020 that are on sale for a limited time as well!

SHOP ONLINE HERE - HOUSEPLANTS & MORE
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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

2021 Here we come!

 As we put 2020 behind us we look forward to a new season ahead. So far January has been very  busy with curbside pickups, deliveries and renovations. Our official open date is March 1st but we will be offering curbside pickup and delivery all winter! Our online store will be undergoing construction soon to help improve our site. If you find the online store down, just call or email us with your order. We will be starting to get our spring orders soon! We have doubled our seed order this year! Watch for seeds on our online store in early February. Other exciting arrivals are new indoor ceramic pots, succulents, tropicals, organic gardening products, seed starting kits and much more! Currently any of our 2020 giftware, jewellery, bird feeders, indoor containers and houseplants are 25% OFF! We also have the new 2021 Prairie Garden Book back in stock! We carry Winnipeg's largest selection of The Prairie Garden Books! The back issues are 15% OFF till the end of the month! Check out our online store - jensennurserygiftshop.com. For lot's of pictures of new arrivals check us out on social media! 

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Monday, September 14, 2020

Fall Gardening Tips and Tricks

Fall is an especially important time for your gardens.  It is a great time to make changes and take a few steps that will ensure your garden looks great next spring.  Throughout September and October, the soil’s temperature is still warm enough that transplanted and newly planted plants can still establish themselves.  
It is a great time to add some more color to your garden or containers.  Annual Fall Chrysanthemums are an excellent way to add some color to those annual areas that are looking tired.
 
Now is the time to relocate plants that are in the wrong spot.  If that perennial is hidden in the back behind everything else, move it up front where it can be seen.  Are your Hostas in too much sun? Or a rose bush in too much shade?  Now is the time to move them.  When transplanting plants, it is a great idea to apply Myke Root Supplement around the roots.  This will give them an extra boost.
Perennials should be divided when they are overgrown.  Dividing a perennial when it is not doing well will result in poor establishment.  Some perennials will start to die out in the center of the mass.  This is a sure sign it is time to divide.  This is quite common among grasses, irises and sedum.  Most perennials can be divided in fall or spring. As a rule of thumb divide spring and early summer flowering varieties in the fall and fall flowering varieties in the spring.  If you are willing to sacrifice some blooms you can divide most fall flowering varieties now.
 
 The following is a brief outline of how to divide your perennials.
* Dig out the perennial in question using a spade, at the plant’s drip line - where the leaves end.
* Clean off the larger chunks of soil, looking for insects and signs of disease.
* Using a sharp knife (an old steak knife works great) cut the perennials into several divisions.  Each new plant should contain two to four eyes (new buds).  
  This will give you a nice size plant in the spring.
* Now replant the new sections.  Adding some organic matter such as peat moss and manure around the new plants is an excellent idea, as well as using Myke
Root Supplement
* Water the plants thoroughly once planted.
 
Fall is an excellent time to plant new shrubs, trees and perennials.  The temperatures are not as extreme as they are in the summer months.  This will allow for less transplant shock.  Again, using Myke's Root Supplement is very beneficial with new plantings.  
September and October are the best months to clean up the shrub beds and add amendments to the soil.  This will help get them ready for spring.  Keeping shrub beds and gardens free of weeds will limit the number of seeds and roots that will over winter and start growing next spring.  Also having a clean shrub beds and gardens will reduce the number of pests and diseases that will over winter. 
In late October it is essential to mulch your perennials and shrubs.  This will help them over winter.  We suggest the use of GARDEN STRAW.  This comes as a clean, weed, pest and disease-free product.  It will help protect those tender perennials as well as keep moisture in the ground.  
It is also essential to protect your plant from wildlife.  Bunnies, deer and mice love to feed on your shrubs and trees over winter.  This can severely damage or even kill some plants.  For example, an apple tree that has been chewed around the trunk will not regrow in the spring.  One of the best methods of protecting your trees and shrubs is to apply SKOOT in late fall. (available in October)  This is a repellent that will repel deer and rabbits.  Skoot can be applied to trees, shrubs, and evergreens.  Remember to spray high enough to account for the winter’s snow fall.  As an extra measure using one or two tree guards around a tree’s trunk is also recommended. 
 
Finally, remember to clean out your annual containers in late fall to remove some of the soil, to prepare for a winter arrangement.  This will allow you to place a winter arrangement insert into the pot.   In early November we switch out our front door décor to winter arrangements.   Removing approximately 15” soil from the pot easily allows you to place an insert into the pot.  Using an insert allows you to make your arrangement in the comfort of your house or pick up one of our custom-made pots.
Best Wishes & Happy Fall
 
Susan Jensen Stubbe
Jensen Nursery and Garden Center.
 
 
 
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Sunday, April 12, 2020

Covid - 19 Update

 We are missing everyone's visits. To be as safe as possible we have a small crew keeping things going. We miss all of our staff, friends and customers who make our business  what it is. Our thoughts are with you all throughout this difficult time. If we can help make it easier with a pack of seeds, a beautiful plant, a friendly word or two - our day is made.
We are happy to let you know we can continue filling your orders.
 
ORDER BY:

ONLINE - jensennurserygiftshop.com

Phone - (204)488-5042
 
Email order or wish list to -
For shrub and tree orders email Susan at jnlltd@mymts.net
 
Facebook - Fun Page - Jensen Nursery     (there might be more cat pictures)
Online Store - Jensennurserygiftshop.com
 
ORDERS:
 
We are using all health and safety measures when we pack your order.
 
FREE DELIVERY: on orders over $75. Orders under $75 - $5 fee. This includes Winnipeg and close surrounding areas.
We let you know when we arrive and leave your package on your front step. Then we wait to make sure you retrieve your package.
Social distancing is required for the safety of all.
 
FREE PARKING LOT PICKUP: Monday to Saturday 10-4
Pull up into one of the numbered stalls and call the number on the sign. Open your back seat or trunk. We will come out and load up your order. We ask that you close the door or trunk after. We ask that you remain in the car while we load your order.
 
 
 
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Thursday, October 03, 2019

Fall Yard Care Products

 Fall Product Highlights
 
Claybuster
 
Is a combination of calcium, sulphur and humic acid that will break up heavy clay particles present in soils, 
allowing roots of plants to seek out rich nutrients that are usually abundant in such soils.  One bag will cover 1000 sq feet.
 
Peat Moss
Adding 1-2 inch of peat moss to your flowers bed will increase the soil’s water retention, improve the soil structure and promote good drainage.  
Peat moss does not contain many nutrients, but it will improve you soils nutrient retention ability.
 
Peat moss can also be used cover your tender perennial and shrubs, such as some hydrangea varieties and roses.
 
 
Manure or Compost 
In addition to adding peat moss to the beds, manure and compost are also an excellent amendment.  These products will add nutrients to the soil.  
This will in turn promote good root and plant growth next spring. 
 
In total you can apply 1-2 inches of materials on top of your existing soil.  Once applied it is a good idea to till or turn the soil to mix the 
amendments with the existing soils.
 
Turkey Trott
Turkey Trott is a granular, organic fertilizer that will build up in your soil, improving it year by year.  
It can be used in gardens, flower beds and on the lawn.  A little goes a long way. A 10 kg bag is equal to one cubic yard of manure.
 
 
GARDENSTRAW
Come late October it is essential to mulch your perennials and shrubs.  This will help them over winter.  We suggest the use of GARDEN STRAW.  
This comes as a clean, weed, pest and disease free product.  It will help protect those tender perennials as well as keep moisture in the ground.  
And because the seeds have been removed GARDENSTRAW does not attract rodents.  Garden straw can then be tilled into the soil next spring adding 
nutrients and aeration.  
Garden Straw can also be left on top of the soil all season long.  It will help keep weeds from germinating.  It will help keep the soil cool and 
moist in the hot summer. 
 
GARDENSTRAW can also be used when seeding an area.  A thin layer of straw will help keep grass seed in place, keep the soil moist and protected from harsh
winter conditions.
 
GARDENSTRAW is a clean alternative to peat moss for covering your tender plants.
 
Skoot
As the leaves turn and start falling and the grass gets covered with snow, your friendly neighbourhood deer, rabbits, voles and other critters start
seeing your plants as their next buffet. It is very important to protect your plants.  Especially frit trees and shrubs and cedars.  Although animals will 
eat almost any type of plant if they are hungry enough.  
 
Skoot is a repellent that was developed to taste bad to the animals, after one taste they won't come back for more.  It is can be 
applied  once the trees and shrubs are dormant.  But before it gets below zero during the day time.
 
You can apply Skoot by painting the undiluted product directly on the bark or by diluting it with equal parts of water and 
spraying it on the plants using a pump sprayer.  This is the easiest way by far.
For shrubs, you want to apply a light spray of Skoot starting at the base of the plant and going approximately four to five feet high.
You have to picture how high up can a rabbit reach when it is sitting on top of the snow in mid winter.  
 
For trees you want a light spray on all sides of the trunk and on the lower branches again in the 4-5 ft range.  Make sure that you get 
all sides of the trunk.  
 
SKOOT Repellent for Rabbits, Mice and Deer concentrate when applied, will protect on an 
average the following number of plants, according to size: 
 
 Age Approx. Height Trees/litre 
 
 1yr. 0.3-0.5 metres 250-400 
 2yr. 0.5-1.0 metres 125-200 
 3yr. 1.0-2.0 metres 60-100 
 4yr. 1.0-2.5 metres 40-60 
 5yr. 2.0-4.0 metres 20-40
 
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