Greenhouse Blog

Oh my it's been months

November 23, 2012
Well, I don't have to tell you that it has been months since my last entry.  Mega amounts of time has passed by and many major events have happened in our lives.  The greenhouse season was exciting and busy.  I enjoyed seeing old faces and meeting the new.  May was a wet spring for us again.  We were wetter, in the fields, this year than the past year.  We managed to plant our crops by the end of June. 
June was an anxious month.  We had a tight schedule to keep.  I closed the greenhouse down a week early due to our oldest, Janelle, graduating.  We bought a second hand travel trailer(which needed major cleaning), had our annual Garden Party, Janelle's Grad Family and Friends gathering, Janelle's Grad, Closing of the Greenhouse, and moving Janelle to Portage La Prairie all in a span of 10 days.  I had great friends, employees, and family to help me pull it off.  So June was a whirl wind and July wasn't much better.  We spent a week in Portage touring and visiting with great friends. Came home caught up on yard work.  Cory and the Boys went to Moose Jaw to help my Uncle build his steel quanset so us girls went to visit Janelle again for 5 days.  The end of July was spent cleaning up the yard and preparing for Cory's big 40th birthday party.  
August started with Cory's Birthday party.  I managed to pull it off but had to tell Cory that we had something planned.  As most of you know Cory is a day by day kind of guy so I needed to make sure he didn't have plans for the field that weekend.  He was surprised by our guests and visitors from great friends from Manitoba.  He still talk about that.  August, September, October was a long drawn out process.  We were harvesting but had to wait for our crops to ripen.  It was nice to not have to rush this year but it was painful to wait.  I even learned to drive the Tandem truck we purchased.  Yes, I'm a pro now. 
This November was busy with the Saskatchewan Greenhouse Growers Association's Green Trades Conference.  We hired a new managing director from Grayson so it was nice to be involved with the process.  I am excited to announce that I have taken the role of President of the Association which is a new feeling for me.  I have a vision for the Association so like the old saying goes, "Change can only be done if you do it yourself".  Well, I am definately not by myself, I have a great Board of Directors and an excellent team of Managing Directors. 
In between all the excitement I have placed my orders for my seed, plugs, air plants, succulents, cacti, trees, and shrubs.  I am still in the process of adding to the perennial order, as well as, trees and shrubs.  I am excited to try some new products and I am again having trouble finding some of our favorites.  I will update you more on the new trends in my next blog.
So if there is any products that you would like to see this year it is not too late to put in your request.  I am still taking orders. 
Stay tuned for more and take care til next time.

And what a May long weekend it was

May 23, 2012
What a great weekend we had.  The threat of rain went away and the sunshine was a warm welcome.  The greenhouse was very busy but it was a very welcome busy.  When the greenhouse closed Saturday night it looked like we had been robbed.  There were empty shelves, and plants everywhere.  Sunday when I came home from the flea market, my sister had moved things so it was like starting the season again.  Looking for plants because they had been moved. What a great feeling.  I hope that your expect...
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News that may have you stumped!!

May 14, 2012
This week has been very busy with orders going out, orders coming in, a shipment of ladybugs for the school kids to release, dance rehearsal, two dance recitals, and lets see hmmm, oh yes Mother's Day.  Being busy is a good sign of the season to come.

I am excited to tell you that we got a huge shipment of trees and shrubs.  Big ones, tall ones, short ones, green ones, red ones, any one to fill your needs I'm sure.  We recieved our water plants and perennials too. Everything looks more than gr...
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Some Funnies

May 5, 2012
 I had a local artist named Madison Blackstone paint new signs for the highways.  I am absolutely in love with them.  Hope you appreciate them as much as me. 
Janelle, Katelyn and Jolan pretending to be busy.  This is Janelle and Katelyn being silly.
This is Mary Hudy explaining to us that she doesn't need to wash her hands. Dirts good for you.
 I love this woman to pieces. She is in her 90's and comes to plant my begonias. She blesses every one of them.
  This is what happens when the cat is aw...
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The big Bloom this week!!!

May 5, 2012

This is a New Guinea Impatiens.  The bloom is huge and the petals are a beautiful heart shape.  This is one of Katelyn's favorite flower.

This picture is of my cuttings today.  I cut the osteospermum today to promote branching and look at my posie. 

Here are a few more of my favorites this week.

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Just wondering???

May 3, 2012
I am just wondering if anyone has tried the chat site.  I don't know if it is working, so if someone could email me to say whether or not they have tried.  Also, to those of you that have joined my contact list, Thank you.  I am trying to put together a newsletter that would go out every two weeks.  Hoping to find some time to get it done.   lol
Until next time,
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Opening week!!!

April 30, 2012

Hurray, May 1 is opening day.  I'm very excited to get the season started.  We are cramped right now for room but once the weather smartens up I can move some plants to other areas.  This past week has kept us busy with hanging basket and wave trimmings.  Yes it is sad to see blossoms get chopped off but it is nice to see them bloom fuller next time.  I have a few pictures from this week.

This is a picture of a begonia in one of my cone baskets. I love the orange.  The bottom picture is a Dar...

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It's almost here

April 26, 2012

Opening day is fast approaching and I'm excited. As I run in circles, Lorraine and the crew have been busy making sure the plants are looking great.  It is very much appreciated by me.  Well, I was trying to think about what I could write today and I remembered the exciting news.  I was able to get a supply of Flora America Tomato seeds.  I haven't planted the tomatoes myself but they are suppose to be a very nice plant with abundant fruit.  I will be trying them myself this year. 

I took a fe...
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Friendly Reminder

April 14, 2012

Just a friendly reminder to anyone that is interested in getting their pots planted, (either patio or hanging), you can bring your pots to the greenhouse at anytime for me to plant.  If you want new pots this year, I do have a variety of pots available. 
For new customers, I do custom planting of any pot you would like planted.  I charge for the plants, soil and for the pot if you prefer new.  I then store the planted pot until you are ready to pick it up.  Also, if anyone is wanting a specif...

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Let it grow, Let it grow, why not snow!!

April 7, 2012
What a warm winter, beautiful spring days, and today snow.  The greenhouses are tucked in tight and ready for some nasty temperatures.  Here's hoping that it doesn't last too long.  I am excited for this year.  We have some new products that everyone will fall in love with.  There are some Rex Begonias, different alteranthera, a new croton, some cool torenia, a new variety of potato vine, new and improved wave colors, as well as new varieties, a lot of new succulents and cacti, and many more....
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