Monday, September 17, 2018

Fall is in the air!

 FALL officially is here later this month;  you can feel it in the air, cooler evenings and shorter daylight times.
 
Fall and Halloween displays are fast approaching, ….  So perhaps it is time to change up those dried out maybe not so pretty planters; try adding some fall flowering perennials; like sedums, ornamental grasses or brightly coloured fall shrubs.. and don’t forget about the Mums – beautiful and full of colour.
 
 
Fall planting season still plenty to be done in the garden and it is a pleasure to plant in—the weather is cool and comfortable, and you can really enjoy the landscape before winter winds usher you indoors.
 
 
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Thursday, August 09, 2018

Hot Summer got your planters down??

 With spring/summer 2018  being so hot and persistently dry; perhaps your planters are either lush or bedraggled.
 
 
 
You just wanna YANK out those tired plants and replace them with new fall plantings!!!!  
 
 
 
Here are a few simple things you can do to give your containers that second wind for getting them through until autumn.
 
First, continue daily deadheading for extending the bloom period of annuals.
 
                Remember that some annuals, such as petunias and calibrachoa, can be cut back by half for stimulating new growth and flowering.
 
                Continue to feed plants a water-soluble fertilizer for boosting their blooms.
                Most nurseries have stopped restocking annuals, so you may have to shop around.   
 
                BUT, replacing that space with either a Perennial;  like celosia, salvias, coreopsis, rudbeckia,  coneflower, succulents including agave, yucca and kalanchoe; 
 
While you’re at it, don’t forget you could shop indoors — in the houseplant sections.
 
Many tropicals make great companion plants for outdoor containers. Consider multi-colored crotons (which with their warm hues seem to hint at fall), ferns and dracaena. Just be sure to check light requirements before plugging them into pots in full sun.
 
And, if you just can’t wait for fall, there’s always the instant-gratification of big bold colorful chrysanthemums – soon to be arriving;  mums are tough to resist when the garden craves that big splash of color!
 
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Summer Fun at Jensen's

 NEW!!!... at the Garden center this summer, through July & August, will have themed Discount Days.
 
 If it’s Tuesday then its, “Senior’s Discount Tuesday”
Come in and get 10% OFF reg. priced items
(Senior’s discount applies to persons 60 & over)
 
 
If it’s Wednesday then its, “Millennial’s Discount Wednesday”
Come in and get 10% OFF succulents, mangaves and cacti.
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Note - Premade succulent containers are 25% off in July!

If it's Thursday then it is "Kid's Gardening Day"!
 
























Rock Painting & Miniature Garden - Only $20 per child
 
Dates:               
Thursday July 19th: 11:00 am
Thursday July 26th: 11:00 am
Thursday August 2nd: 11:00 am
Thursday August 9th: 11:00 am
 
Class time: 11:00 am - 11:45 pm   
 
Drop in Times: Call to set up a time if the above times do not work.
(204) 488-5042. We can also set up a private planting class with any groups of 8 or more. 
 
Register with the below information by calling (204)488-5042 or email [email protected]
 
Child's Name -
Parent's Name -
Child's Age -
Phone # -
Date attending -
If under 5 parental supervision is required.          
 
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Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Shade Plants

 The beautiful thing about gardening is that your design constantly evolves. The level of sun or shade in your garden can change as well. 
 
You may live in a neighborhood dominated by huge shade trees,  or perhaps some spots shaded by buildings. 
 
With only two to three hours of sunlight, sun-lovers will struggle, but plants that like part shade will do well.
 
Usually, shade and part-shade plants will do best where they don’t get hot afternoon sun.
 
Here are some perennials to grow in lower light situations: astilbe, hosta, cranesbill, bleeding hearts, foxgloves, ferns, columbine, coral bells, goatsbeard, monkshood,

ajuga, and brunnera.  There are also shrubs that will thrive in shady areas such as:

select hydrangeas, viburnum, false spirea and euonymus.  
 
Remember that most perennial flowers and roses do best in full sun. That means at least six hours of full sun.
 
Drop in and we can help you find the right plant for the shady areas of your yard.
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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Purple Coneflowers

  DROUGHT TOLERANT & PERENNIAL :   Purple Coneflower      
 
This coneflower is the original native form, single purple-pink petals surrounding a dark center, which has a long bloom time.
 
Coneflowers are very resilient.
 
Coneflowers now come in many different varieties (single, double, or triple types) and colours (white, raspberry, orange, red  and yellow) .
 
Coneflowers generally grow 2 to 3 feet tall with a spread of 2 feet. 
 
They bloom from early summer until fall.
 
They’re a favorite with butterflies and bees.
 
They make excellent cut flowers for indoor bouquets. 
Prefers full to part sun with average to dry, well-drained soil. 
 
The roots, leaves, and flowers are medicinal,  
 
Self sows if seed heads are left to overwinter.
 
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Growing Tip: Single-flowering forms often live longer than the double or triple types.
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