blog

Bulletin

Browse Through Blog Categories

SLEEPING WITH A SNAKE PLANT

SLEEPING WITH A SNAKE PLANT

Of all the plants that grace our greenhouse, one special plant rises above all others, and it’s the Snake Plant. The Snake Plant or Sansevieria (san-se-vi-ee’-ri-ah) is a tried-and-true houseplant that anyone can keep and enjoy.  But it’s also a superb air...

read more
FESTIVE FRAGRANCING FOR THE HOME

FESTIVE FRAGRANCING FOR THE HOME

The smell of a crackling fire, a fresh pine and cedar, and gingerbread cookies baking in the oven . . . it’s time to do some festive fragrancing in the home! Because our sense of smell is a trigger point for emotional memories, fragrances play an undeniably role...

read more
OUR BASIC GUIDE TO HOLIDAY GREENING

OUR BASIC GUIDE TO HOLIDAY GREENING

There are so many things to love about the holiday season, but if you ask us, nothing beats greening up the home with fresh cedar, pine, and fir! As soon as our fresh greens arrive, we fill our arms full of bunches, bring them home and whip out the pruners. In just an...

read more
HOT MULLED WINE

HOT MULLED WINE

Hot mulled wine is the bomb! If you’re of European descent, you cherish the taste and feeling of hot mulled wine taking the winter chill out of your body. It’s the loveliest, most intoxicating of holiday indulgences!  This simple recipe brings back...

read more
GROWING BULBS INDOORS

GROWING BULBS INDOORS

As we put our gardens to rest for the winter, it’s time to turn our focus to gardening activities indoors. Growing bulbs indoors, or ‘forcing’ them, is one the funnest ways to do this! ‘Forcing’ a bulb essentially means coaxing it into producing a shoot,...

read more
A LOOK INSIDE OUR POINSETTIA CROP

A LOOK INSIDE OUR POINSETTIA CROP

Each and every year, we lovingly grow more than 10,000 gorgeous poinsettia plants right here at Shelmerdine. We take immense pride in this crop, because the quality, size, and health of our plants are unlike any that you’ll find elsewhere. Here’s a look...

read more
THE JOY OF PLANTING FALL BULBS

THE JOY OF PLANTING FALL BULBS

Don’t put away your gardening gloves just yet – this time of year when the leaves are turning and the temperature is cooling happens to be the right time to plant bulbs that will bring your garden to life with that first burst of colour in the spring. To get you...

read more
FALL PRUNING GUIDE

FALL PRUNING GUIDE

As the seasons start to change, so do the outdoor tasks around our yards, and fall is the perfect time to prune back your landscape plants. If you’re new to pruning, it can be a little intimidating – after all, you don’t want to damage your tree or plant. But, proper...

read more
HARD-TO-KILL HOUSEPLANTS

HARD-TO-KILL HOUSEPLANTS

The popularity of indoor plants is on the rise!  A connection to nature is an essential way to enrich our daily lives and to enjoy a healthy and happy lifestyle.  So this year, we’re keeping things simple with low-maintenance indoor plants.  With that in mind, we...

read more
OUR FAVORITE TREES AND SHRUBS FOR FALL COLOR

OUR FAVORITE TREES AND SHRUBS FOR FALL COLOR

Autumn is a beautiful season when we get to enjoy many colours that don’t show up throughout the rest of the year. And while summer usually gets all of the glory in this department, fall is actually a great time for gardening! The ground is still warm, which plants...

read more
ARRANGING CUT FLOWERS

ARRANGING CUT FLOWERS

With summer in full swing, chances are you’ve taken note of the sweet sights and smells of the many flowers in bloom right now. Whether it’s annuals, perennials or foraged blooms, we love harvesting flowers, bringing the outdoors in, and creating beautiful...

read more
BEAT THE HEAT WITH OUR WATERING TIPS

BEAT THE HEAT WITH OUR WATERING TIPS

While most plants enjoy a certain amount of sun, very few can tolerate high temperatures for too long without extra help. Vegetables will wilt quickly, and crops like lettuce may bolt and end up tasting bitter. As that summer heat wave rolls on, here are a few things...

read more

Hours of Inspiration

Monday-Friday / 10am-5pm
Saturday / 9am-5pm
Sunday /12pm-5pm

Shelmerdine Garden Centre Ltd.

7800 Roblin Boulevard
Headingley, MB R4H 1B6

Phone: 204.895.7203
Toll Free: 1.888.895.0032
Fax: 204.895.4372
Send Us An Email!

Back to Top