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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

The City Centre Plantscape Tour

Posted on October 5th, 2018

Nuit Blanche was an exciting night. In fact, it inspired me to write this blog. As I wandered around the downtown with a group of friends I pointed out the lobby spaces where Greenjeans has plants, like a 5-year-old pointing out where they go to school. So consider this your map to Jour Greenjeans, a… Read more

Autumn Colours

Posted on September 28th, 2018

I don’t know about you but I am certainly grateful autumn hasn’t completely eluded us! I wanted to fully embrace the change so I thought I’d do a little research on why the leaves change from green to; yellow, red, orange, gold, purple and warm brown. In Edmonton, we mostly get gold and emerald colouring our… Read more

Orchids – The Problem Child

Posted on September 21st, 2018

Famously difficult to keep, and famously sought after. Featured in hundreds of paintings, and occupying the many lobby spaces downtown. We talked about Orchids at our last staff meeting, learned some history, and discussed care practices. Orchids are every technician’s FAQ, both for us and from the people admiring our Orchid displays. The truth about… Read more

What to Expect When You’re Expecting…Winter

Posted on September 14th, 2018

In honour of the cold weather that has descended unwelcome upon the city, today we will discuss the effects on plants. Heating, low light, drafts, and dry air can and will all affect the plants around you. Here’s how we deal with these issues. Warning; a lot of it comes down to waiting it out. Too… Read more

Edmonton’s Urban Blooms

Posted on September 8th, 2018

With warm weather forecasted this weekend, what better way to enjoy the last days of an Edmonton summer than taking a stroll of some urban blooms? Let’s take a tour of some of our favourite sites around the city!  Let the Tour Begin! Beginning at the leg, where the Province of Alberta has done some… 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

Peperomia

Posted on August 11th, 2018

Considered one of the easiest going houseplants to keep, Peperomia is a satisfying plant to care for. They propagate easily so cuttings from a friend or your horticultural friend are perfect to get you started. Its rare for a tropical plant to grow like a weed in our cold and dry climate, but this little… Read more

The Nightshade Family

Posted on July 27th, 2018

It is exciting and embarrassing when I get asked a plant question that I don’t know the answer to. Recently I was asked; “What’s the deal with Nightshades? What do potatoes and tomatoes have in common?” I scrambled. I knew eggplant and peppers, were in there too, the family had something to do with the seeds…maybe? No that… Read more

ATB Place/Telus House a Hidden Gem

Posted on July 20th, 2018

The best things in life are hidden in plain view. ATB Place is a #yeg little known gem. And we are not just talking about the food court, which has the some of the best pizza slices in town. We are referring instead to the experience of being in Telus House and ATB Place. The… Read more

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