Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Step into our Paradise!

 Don’t get fooled by Mother nature, be cautious of planting annuals now and til the beginning of June & don’t worry about those perennials being slow -  gardening requires patience, …   but do get busy with your Garden’s clean-up to do list, turning and raking the soil, mixing in some good soil nutrients and mulch / compost.
 
STEP INSIDE our green house and you will be inspired by the display of flower colours & leaf textures. You will find your ole favourites & some new lovely annuals.   Get inspired to create your own containers by seeing what the greenhouse elves have been up to;  you can bring in your pots and plant them up in side our greenhouse or leave your pots with us and request a custom planting.  Our tabletops are full with hundreds of plants  and the walkways are lined with hanging pots and ground containers readily filled and waiting for your deck.    
 
 greenhouse, flowers, annuals, tropicals, succulents, hanging baskets
 
TRENDING …..   “Tropical plants & Grasses”;  for that a dramatic look (Thriller):   they can provide an immediate lush green to any entrance way & will thrive outdoors in our summers.  The tropical plants  can be brought into your house in fall but first must be sprayed for bugs.    
 
Eg:  Big elephant ears,  ivies, ferns, palm tree, succulents & catus, hibiscus, numerous grasses, cannas, climbing vines …..
 
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Monday, April 16, 2018

Spring and your evergreens

 One of the first signs of how tough the winter has been is the color of our evergreens.  A lot of the cedars, spruce and pines around the city are a lovely shade of brown.  Most people’s first reaction is that the plant is dead.  This is most likely not the case.  The buds for this years growth will still be alive, they are just waiting for some heat to start growing.  Once the new growth flushes out it will cover up the brown needles.  To help the process along you need to start fertilizing and watering your evergreens as soon as the snow is gone.   A fertilizer that is high in Nitrogen (the first number on the formula) is the best.  An Evergreen Food with the formula 30-10-10 is an excellent source of nitrogen.  Soak the soil that is around the plant to feed the roots.  For best results apply the fertilizer every two weeks throughout May and June.  As an extra boost you can also spray the foliage with Organique’s Biofish.  This should be done once the ground has thawed.  As for watering, a deep watering every week unless it rains.
 
 
Susan Jensen Stubbe
 
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Grand Prize Draw - $600 in prizes!

We are having a huge draw on Saturday at 4:30! Over $600 worth of prizes including prizes from some of our favorite businesses! Prizes from Crampton's Market, Jelly Fish Float Spa, Studio 26 Hot Yoga, Coal & Canary Candle, The Prairie Garden, Grace & Company & Kimberly Dawn Music! You can enter every time you visit this week!!
free draw, grace and company, cramptons market, studio 26 hot yoga, the prairie garden , jensen nursey, jelly fish float spa, kimberly dawn music
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Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Free Spring Gardening Seminars

FREE SPRING SEMINARS

Saturday April 14th 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
 
Free Lunch - Deals - Draws - Grand Prize Draw
 
9:00-10:00     Grant Dunn   "Spring Yard Care"
 
Spring may not be here yet but it is coming! 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.
 
"Growing a Cutting Garden in Manitoba"
 lilystone gardens, growing a cut flower garden, wedding flowers, jensen nursery
Lily Stone Gardens is a year round floral design shop and seasonal cut flower farm located about 35 minutes south of Winnipeg just outside of Rosenort, MB. We have been growing flowers at Lily Stone for 7 years now. We started our business by growing flowers for farmers markets in Winnipeg but have now shifted the business in a slightly different direction and currently supply flowers for my own flower shop, weddings, and multiple other florists in Manitoba with locally grown flowers during our seasonal months. We grow flowers on approximately 1.5 cultivated garden acres and grow over 20 - 30 varieties of cut flowers. A large part of our business is designing for weddings. We currently design weddings for around 50 - 60 couples per year as well as offer bulk flowers for DIY weddings. It has become a strong passion of mine to also supply high quality, strongly demanded cut flower varieties to Manitoba Florists. This year we plan to expand our business by offering a CSA subscription and multiple workshops on growing cut flowers on a small scale as well design workshops.
 




 
11:30-12:30 FREE LUNCH
 
12:45-1:45 Tiffany Grenkow   
"Working smarter not harder in your garden"
 
Bio - Owner of Winnipeg Sweet Potato Tiffany Grenkow cultivates specialty produce for local restaurants and markets. Rarely turning down more gardens, she is also an orchard steward at Sustainable South Osborne community commons/food forest and garden club instructor.
An urban farmer shares simple tricks employed by micro farms to best utilize your space, time and available resources. Learn innovative strategies that enrich gardens with less effort and strain on the system. Whether you tend a food or flower garden anyone will benefit from a sustainable regenerative approach. Working in step with the environment and mimicking natures plan tends to waste less money, require less physical labour and burn fewer fossil fuels. Whether it's retaining moisture, suppressing weeds or restoring the health of your soil- gardening need not be so much work.
 
 2:00-3:00     Susan Jensen Stubbe 
" 2018 New Plants & Favorite Plants"
 
Susan will do a slide show of some of our new and exciting plants for 2018. She will also present on some of her all time favorites! 
Invincibelle Mini Mauvette Hydrangea, new hydrangea, jensen nursery, flowering plants










 






 
 
succulents, planting workshops, plant succulents, jensen nursery

3:15-4:15    Planting Workshop  
 
 
Plant up a pot of spring!    Bring a pot or buy a pot! Free Soil with miniature gardens, small terrariums, succulents and cacti.
  
 












PLEASE REGISTER AT [email protected] with the following information: 
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Are you attending the full day or individual seminars?
List seminars if not attending the full day.
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We will having a Free Draw including a Grand Prize featuring some of our favorite local Winnipeg businesses!
This prize will include a 1 hour float from Winnipeg's Best Float Spa!
Check them out at Jellyfish Float Spa!
Watch more details on this Grand Prize!
 
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Friday, March 16, 2018

Attracting Butterflies

  •   They use the plants in your garden as a food source, to lay their eggs, food for the larvae and pupating.
  •  They are attracted to the scents of certain garden plants rather than the flower colour & shape
  •  They pollinate the same way bees do but they can’t pick up as much pollen because their bodies are tall & slender.
  •  Choose the right plants. Nectar plants feed adult butterflies, caterpillars require specific host plants.
  •  Provide shelter and sunshine. Grasses, shrubs and piles of rocks or branches give butterflies places to rest. Flat rocks let them bask in the sun.
  •  Avoid pesticides (even “natural” ones). Learn to tolerate a few pests to allow butterflies to thrive.
  • Favourite Flowers: Brightly coloured flowers that are flat and have a place for butterflies to land.
  • How they pick up pollen: When they go in for a drink of nectar, pollen gets stuck on their body.
For more information on plants that attract Butterflies - BUTTERFLY FAVORITES

To buy plants that attract Butterflies -
BUTTERFLY GARDENS
BUTTERFLY ON FLOWER, ATTRACTING BUTTERFLIES, PLANTS FOR BUTTERFLIES, BUTTERFLY GARDENS
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