Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wreath Making Classes now starting!

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Brrrrr! The hot summer days are far behind now that snow has come to visit us again. It is time to start our Christmas Craft Classes!
Today Jen will be teaching our Wreath Class at 1:00 & 6:00 pm! We still have space in each class if you want to join us! It is only $27.50 to make a beautiful decoration wreath! 
How do we make trhem? Well we start with a straw wreath, florist wire, and armfuls of greens. The greens have to be cut into small 4”-6” pieces. Lay the empty wreath on a table and put the spool of wire in one hand. Wrap the wire around the wreath securing it with a twist. Make “bouquets” of greens and lay each one on the wreath. One in the center of the wreath form, then the top, and finally the outside edge. Wrap the wire around all three bouquets and up through the middle. Keep adding the evergreens and wrapping with the wire until the wreath is covered. You will secure the wire on the top of the wreath, making a loop to hang the wreath. It is best to double the wire to make the loop stronger. Once you have completed your wreath it is time to decorate! Fresh dogwood branches from your garden, pine cones from your pine, or berries from your rosybloom can be used to make a natural wreath. Florist picks(small wooden picks with wire attached to the end) can be used to attach the pine cones or berries to the wreath. The wire end is wrapped around the end of the berries or pine cone, then the wooden end is stuck into the straw wreath. If you prefer a more sparkly wreath Christmas picks in red, silver, gold, or bronze can be used. These can usually be stuck through the straw wreath quite easily. Florist wire can be used to make sure they do not fall out. A simple wreath with a red bow and pine cones can be spectacular! The best thing is that you have bragging rights that you created it all on your own!
So drop in today or sign up for one of our other Wreath making classes to become an expert at making wreaths!
Not only do we have all the supply’s you could possibly need, we have the experience to help you create a beautiful fresh wreath! Classes will be held Today November 26th at 1:00 pm, Wed Dec 3 at 1:00 pm & 6:00 pm and Wed Dec 10 at 1:00 & 6:00 pm.Email me at [email protected] or call (204)488-5042 for more information and to register. Fresh wreaths will also be available for sale if you would rather us do all the fun work!!
I look forward to meeting you this Christmas Season!
Tammy Jensen
Jensen Nursery and Garden Center is a family owned business that has served the south end of the city for over 40 years! They are located at 2550 McGillivray Blvd at Brady Road. Tammy Jensen has been enjoying working in the family business for over 17 years!
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Friday, November 14, 2014

The 2015 Prairie Garden Book

A year ago I agreed to become the guest editor for the 2015 Prairie Garden Book. The Prairie Garden is a digest sized, soft-covered book published annually by a volunteer committee since 1956 and is dedicated to the advancement of horticulture in the Prairie Provinces. After a year of way more work than I ever envisioned the book is here! Personally I think it turned out to be one of the best issues yet! Please feel free to send me feedback that I can pass on to the committee. I have never met such a hard working dedicated group! I currently have 25 copies available for sale at the garden centre! It is also available online on our site. If you click local pickup we will set it aside for you when you are next in. If we run out I can get more it just may be a week! For anyone that buys the 2015 edition from me I will offer you 20% OFF the price of any back issues you want to add to your collection! I have most years starting in the early eighties!
We are having a launch at McNally Robinson's on November 26th! Here is a link for more information - The 2015 Prairie Garden Book Launch

For a look inside the 2015 edition - LOOK INSIDE
To reserve or order online - The 2015 Prairie Garden Book

Hope to see you all at the launch!
Tammy Jensen

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