Manitoban Gardener

Peonies

Caleb van der Meer5/19/22

Peonies Their absolutely beautiful early summer display of stunning flowers enchant everyone who sees them. After the blooms are finished these bushy plants display their beautiful glossy leaves all summer and into fall. Peonies will tolerate our winters beautifully and can be quite happy being completely neglected.  Let's take a...

Helping out our pollinators

Caleb van der Meer5/12/22

Helping out our pollinators.   Well it seems to be melting! Although the snow keeps coming back in spurts it seems like we're heading in the right direction towards growing things once again! As we head in this direction I want to take a moment for everyone to think about some...

Where is the sun?

Lauren van der Meer4/18/22

Where is the sun? This isn’t a really hard question, the sun is in the sky…sorry about that.  My real question is where is the sun in your yard?  Knowing where the sun is in your yard and knowing how long you get sun for in these areas can help...

David Austin Roses

Lauren van der Meer4/ 9/22

David Austin Roses " Everyday, I marvel at my good fortune to have been able to make a life out of breeding roses. My greatest satisfaction is to see the pleasure my roses give to gardeners and rose lovers worldwide." - David Austin Snr.     When my mum , Lori van...

Easter is here and our Easter specials have arrived!

Lauren van der Meer4/ 9/22

Easter is here and our Easter specials have arrived! At van der Meer greenhouses we have just gotten a whole load of beautiful flowers for Easter. I wanted to go through the flowers quickly to let you know the best way to keep care of them.  First up we have...

Seedlings

Lauren van der Meer4/ 3/22

Hello! Welcome to the very first post from van der Meer greenhouses! I just wanted to do a quick introduction of myself before we begin and don’t worry you can easily skip this paragraph if you want to. My name is Lauren van der Meer and I am part of...