Garden centres are bracing for another busy season thanks to ongoing COVD restrictions and that means you should plan to visit your favourite greenhouse as soon as the doors open. Last season, plant providers sold out in record time as veteran gardeners and newbies alike rushed to stock up on seeds, soil and bedding plants. The Gimli area offers an abundance of choices and most should be opening in the next few weeks. Happy planting!

Country Blessings Greenhouse can be found at Stringers at 99 7th Avenue in Gimli. They specialize in annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and hanging baskets that keep blooming all summer long.

Minerva Tree Farms offers a wide assortment of trees including the popular Colorado Blue Spruce along with plenty of options for fruit trees including cherries, grapes and haskaps. Ornamental shrubs and shade trees are also offered in abundance along with a limited supply of perennials and grasses.

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Interlake Garden Centre at 10353 Highway #9 Winnipeg Beach is open for online shopping for seeds, soil, hardware and garden pots for curbside pickups only. Once the greenhouses open for the season, expect a big selection of annuals and perennials, vegetables, herbs, trees and shrubs as well as hanging baskets, bird feeders, bird seed, bagged top soil, manure, sand and decorative rock.

Just west of Arborg on Highway 68, Friendly Flowers offers bedding plants for vegetable garden and flower beds along with full hanging baskets and finished patio planters.. Evergreens, ornamentals, fruit trees and shrubs are also available along with seeds, seed potatoes and soil.

Whytewold Emporium at 190 Gimli Road in Whytewold specializes in unique annuals and perennials and offers custom container planting services too. They stock beautiful hanging baskets along with gardening supplies including pots, stands and soil.

For something completely different, visit Prairie Flora Greenhouses in Teulon. They specialize in native prairie wildflowers and grasses. Native prairie plants are beautiful, extremely hardy and perfect for creating a sustainable landscape. Their online store is open now for seed orders and more. Consider adding some wild mint and fireweed to your perennial garden.

Solmundson’s Perennial Gardens, Winnipeg Beach, 204 389-3016

RONA Gimli and Teulon

Plants Plus Greenhouse, Petersfield

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