Front Door Stories

Where did April go?

Next week is already May and the studio has been full of plants and flowers for weeks now inspiring spring! I think it worked!

Easter was later and the grass is now finally showing making for days full of garden visits, designing for upcoming garden renovations, and cleaning up from winter. My cheeks are sun kissed and my muscles are soar and it feels good!

The buds on the trees are exploding at the farm in Matlock. On earth day this year I took a bold leap and seeded some carrots, beets & some potatoes I had saved from last year. Fingers crossed! I also did some cold weather crops like french breakfast radish, kale, and lettuce hoping for some early edibles. I am craving some home grown anything!

As we move forward into planting season the studio will be filling up with exotic, unique plants and material for all your container garden needs and wants. Stop by anytime for a chat about whats to come, start planning your containers or pick something up for mom!

We are open between 1pm & 6pm Friday's or
Saturday's 11am & 3pm
every weekend to experience the scents of summer and
find treasures to bring into your home, office or gift giving.

Saturday May 4th the studio will be closed, we are taking a day off to be inspired by Thomas Hobbs at CMU
A presentation hosted by the Manitoba Master Gardeners Association
It is now sold out but we got tickets and this can not be missed!

Inspiration is always free!

Location: 208 Browning Blvd, Winnipeg, Manitoba
enter through the gate on Shelley Street

Accepting cash, cheque or e-transfer.

Stay connected with daily posts and current updates on the links below or read on for details of what's new in The Studio.

Did you know?

We sell: organic compost

Starting next week we will be selling bags of locally produced organic compost that I trialed last year with tomato plants (photo showing difference in growth) the results where amazing. Add this to your planters or gardens and you will be adding live micronutrients to your soils so your plants will thrive all season long.


You can: pick your own organic herbs

I brought in some fresh herbs from Sage garden Herbs again this year and will be building my selection as the weather warms up. Your welcome to bring in your own pot or plant in our prepared galvanized buckets filled with organic compost. Pick your combo and add herb markers for fun! Great gift idea for Mom for mother day!



Workshops Spring 2019
registration now open!

Space is limited so book early

May 12th 1-3pm Butterfly Container Garden for Mother's Day ONLY 4 SPACES LEFT
June 9th 1-3pm Succulent Bowl Container Garden
June 23rd 1-3pm Grapevine Succulent Wreath


Have Sharlene design a
"One of a Kind"
look for your Front Door!

If you are not able to make it out to the studio and still want to book a wreath or arrangement instalment.

Please feel free to contact
Sharlene via email or
call 204-918-3286 to order.



"Make Your Own" Front Door Story!
Freshen up your outdoor Containers with spring inspired material.
We always have zone hardy material available to purchase in The Studio no matter what the season or reason!



What's happening!


We have been seeding for weeks now building our selection of flowering plants and edibles that will be available to purchase once they are big enough to leave the nest.
Stay tuned!







Art in Bloom 2019 at the WAG
was again an amazing experience.
Th e eucalyptus wreath class was sold out, 25 enthusiastic people came out and learned to create amazing wreaths.
Way to go Winnipeg for showing support!


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