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For the Love of Roses

Posted on March 22nd, 2019

A rose hip, the fruit of a rose flower, packs more vitamin C than citrus fruit! However, between Valentine’s day and the first summer’s bloom, you may forget about the graceful rose. More than 300 species of rose exist, and only one is comfortable making a home inside – Rosa chinensis, a dwarf species from… Read more

Peak Growing Season

Posted on March 1st, 2019

Peak growing season for interior plants is upon us! Light levels (for office plants lucky enough to be near a window) are intensifying, days are lengthening, and the plants are finished resting. Now is a good time for some plant housekeeping. Pruning At peak growing season plants have the most energy to recover and grow,… Read more

Benefits of Biophilic Design

Posted on February 22nd, 2019

Biophilia is simply the innate desire or affinity humans have to connect with the natural world. Biophilic design may include any elements of nature such as plants, green walls, moss art, or art/paintings depicting or incorporating nature. It may also include simple architectural elements or accents made from natural products like stone, wood, or bamboo…. Read more

Fresh Air for Sick Building Syndrome

Posted on February 1st, 2019

Have you heard of Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)? It occurs as tenants of a building develop mild, but irritating symptoms without a direct root or cause. Symptoms like dry eyes, scratchy or a sore throat, congestion, headaches, tightness in the chest and lethargy. These symptoms worsen with more time spent in the building and disappear… Read more

The Poppy

Posted on November 11th, 2018

Remembrance Day takes on more resonance today as we find our world so divided. Take the poppy to remember what it is our veterans fought for. Take nature to remember how connected we are, and to co-exist is a continuous practice of compromise and compassion. Growing Poppies Poppies are a helpful beauty to keep in the garden. Easy… Read more

Cover the City in Chrysanthemums

Posted on October 19th, 2018

Oh, Edmonton. You mock us with your ever-changing seasons. Greenjeans has a solution. Hearty flowers of burgundy, gold, and pink to decorate the city! Chrysanthemums are doing their darndest to stay beautiful during this (emotionally) turbulent autumn. Chrysanthemums Elsewhere Mums are originally from Asia and Northeastern Europe. They are perennials that bloom in the autumn making them… Read more

Our Caring Claire

Posted on August 31st, 2018

We are so fortunate to have such a deeply caring soul as Claire on our team. In honour of her recent Edmonton in Bloom nomination we How long have you worked for GJ? I’ve been surrounded my entire life by people who garden or farm or do some kind of horticulture, so a deep love… Read more

Nerium Oleander- A Toxic Beauty

Posted on July 11th, 2018

If you consider the Michael Pollan thesis in Botany of Desire, the Oleander is a real head-scratcher. He argues that the crops we take pride and ownership of success, (examples; the potato, and the apple tree) actually have a major role in their own dominance. He sees their ability to seduce us into cultivating them,… Read more