Monday, June 17, 2019

Happy Gardening

 I recently read  that more than 75 per cent of gardeners feel a sense of accomplishment when tending to their gardens, while 70 per cent say gardening makes them feel calm and relaxed.
 
Sooo, grab your gardening gloves and step outdoors this spring.
 
Add some hardscaping; like boulders, a picket or rustic fence, or arbour.
Add vintage garden accessories; a focal point;  a planter, an old wagon, arches or arbours.
Add a path through the garden; makes it look welcoming and easier to maintain
Add a water feature and or lighting;   solar .... check out these cool new pots in our shop “DESERT “ Pots
Add some drought tolerant annuals as they survive hot & dry conditions like; Zinnias, Periwinkle, Cosmos, Petunias, Sunflowers, Salvia, Celosia.  
Add some low-maintenance perennial as they require little care except for removing dead branches in fall or early next spring,  such as Daylilies-Stella de Oro;  Hostas - king of shade;  Shasta Daisy, Purple Coneflower or Echinacea,  Lavender or Russian Sage,  White Spirea;   
Ornamental grasses are a great addition, soft plumes floating in the slightest breeze. For a medium-sized grass, consider Flame Grass, for taller Karl Forrester. 
Rudbeckia or Black-Eyed Susans, take over the landscape when other flowers are done for the summer. They will bloom in summer through fall and their bright yellow color are noticeable from quite a distance. 

Happy Gardening & remember JUST ask!
hanging baskets, outdoor flower containers on sale
 




 
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Saturday, June 08, 2019

Cottage Gardens

 “Cottage Garden” style is relaxed, colorful, scented, fun and almost no rules should apply, whimsy.  The best thing about cottage gardens, .. there is always room to squeeze more plants in - use hanging baskets & window boxes.
 
Tips for Creating a Cottage Garden
 
Keep it small,  lol.
You need a good mix of plants, native plants  / sturdy plants / deer & rabbit resistance.
Avoid straight lines, gardens & paths should be winding.
Start by planting large clumps of like flowers/plants.  Tulips, daisies, allium, coneflowers, sage …
Repeat both plants and colors, to create a flow and harmony.
Tall plants add archetypal (spikes); scatter liberally through the borders; hollyhock, lupins, foxglove, wisteria, catmint, delphinium, phlox, grasses. 
Invest in Good Soil
Water source via soaker hose, rain barrels, ?   .... check out these cool new pots in our shop “DESERT “ Pots  

The right plant in the right place -  aka full shade .. to full sun etc.,
Select sturdy garden plants, spring-flowering bulbs, purple coneflower, Irises, wild indigo,  Stella d’oro or happy returns daylilies, asters, Russian sage, an old fashion rose climber, peonies…, for foliage interest try blue fescue, lambs ear,
Don't forget scents, honeysuckles, roses, peonies, rosemary, mock-orange  and lavender.
 Create a special place to sit and enjoy the garden.  
Need help ASK US, … 
 
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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, …    
hanging baskets, winnipeg greenhouse, mothers day flowers, mothers day gifts
 
 
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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