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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

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

Galleria Condominiums

Posted on July 4th, 2018

Do you ever walk by a plantscape and think; gosh I’d love to just live here? What if you did? Greenjeans works with the Galleria Condominiums on 99th Ave. If you ever get the chance the common atrium space is beautiful to be in. The high glass ceiling, the glistening pebble floor and of course… Read more

Basil the Great Benefactor

Posted on June 22nd, 2018

Grow basil at home! Store-bought basil goes bad if you look at it funny. When you have the pant around you can simply harvest what you need without wasting food or money. You are more likely to use it in your cooking which raises the “food thy medicine” aspect of your meals. Bonus points; because… Read more

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

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