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Bugs and Bouquets, Getting to Know Darlene

Posted on June 15th, 2018

Darlene is one of the people at Greenjeans whom we people in the purple polos clamour to work with. Our team connects not just with their job, but also through their hobby-which happens to also be the job. Darlene has worked with plants in many different settings for years, and offers a great breadth of… Read more

Beginning the Business

Posted on May 18th, 2018

2018 is Greenjean’s 21st year in business. Let’s take a walk down memory lane with Peter to find out how Greenjeans came to be.  “Greenjeans was started by my wife Jill, after a family tragedy, she decided to work on her own business rather than working for the man, and determine her own future.”  Peter… Read more

King Kale

Posted on May 11th, 2018

Follow any foodies on Instagram and you will know that food can be beautiful. With the emerging popularity of plant-based diets, vegetables steal the limelight (and juice). Kale, on the other hand, might not always take center stage. Leafy Cabbage (another name for Kale) deserves a lot of respect. Kale has an easy going nature,… Read more

Creeping into Your Heart

Posted on May 5th, 2018

Growing deep beneath the canopy, crawling across the jungle floor. Or, it might be draping down the side of a filing cabinet in your office, or even in a glass of water on your desk. They stir fear in the hearts of Australian gardeners. Pothos are growing up and down and all around Edmonton, but… Read more

Horticulturalist in Thailand

Posted on April 27th, 2018

Howdy! My name is Krista, I am a Horticultural Technician at Greenjeans. I recently escaped the prolonged Edmonton winter for the oppressive heat, beautiful beaches and the delicious curry of Thailand. It was a wonderful experience and chance to appreciate how much I love my job. One of my favourite things about being in Thailand… Read more

The Moss Art Revolution

Posted on April 20th, 2018

Don’t miss the Moss Art Revolution! We certainly haven’t at Greenjeans! People all over the world are taking horizontal dwelling plants and flipping their axis. Living walls, plant walls, green buildings, and vertical farms. The ingenious approach to growing and appreciating plants which trees have known all along. This reminder of trees, forest floors, and… Read more

Zingiber officinale

Posted on April 13th, 2018

Ginger is growing a bit of a name for itself. Increasing popularity in Europe and North America means countries viable for ginger crops are increasing their production. However China is still the leading competitor for ginger sales. Countries giving China a run for its money include India Nigeria and Peru. Why is Ginger becoming popular… Read more

Bamboo Whisperer

Posted on April 7th, 2018

Ashley maybe one of our youngest employees but don’t let her youth fool you, she’s a wealth of knowledge. She is also the only one of us, strong, soft and patient enough to be called; the Bamboo Whisperer. We have thrown a lot of Bamboo Palms in Ashley’s direction over the years, and she has… Read more

Mmmm MNP Lobby

Posted on March 30th, 2018

What is so yummy about MNP Lobby? Cookie Love of course! If you have plant questions there is a good chance you can find a few of our team hanging out like a bunch of purple grapes, discussing watering requirements and green disease control methods over some cookies and coffee. We like to think the atmosphere… Read more

A Living Airport

Posted on March 23rd, 2018

Did you know that the Edmonton International Airport is the largest by sheer land mass in Canada? It is also home to one of Canada’s largest living walls. Now guess who cares for that big wall of green? We are proud to say we do! Greenjeans also tends to the 50 some plants along the… Read more

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