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 Christmas Tree

Posted on December 7th, 2018

The Christmas Tree is the symbol of this time of year. It is a way of keeping brightness and life around in the darkest times of the year. Today’s Christmas trees are often artificial and covered bright multicoloured decorations, which reflects our society. Traditionally the tree would be decorated with lit candles, and roses made… Read more

The Plant Perspective

Posted on November 16th, 2018

We have been learning more and more about plant senses and perspectives. Science is proving plants have receptors for sight, are affected by sound and react to the space around them. While we do not understand where or how they may process that information, we are learning to appreciate them as more than food and… 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

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

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