After what felt like the longest winter, spring has been fairly nice to us. We’ve had some beautiful sunny days and the snow seems to have mostly disappeared. For anyone who loves to be out in their gardens surrounded by beautiful plants or perhaps you like to grow your own vegetables, now is the time of year to get planning what your growing season will look like. I had the pleasure of visiting with Leslie out at Cornell Design and Landscaping and once again, I was surprised by how much this local business has to offer.
Cornell Design and Landscaping is into their 11th year as a family run business in Moose Jaw, which I think is a huge accomplishment. Adding to this they like to support local businesses and people whenever possible which is always a wonderful thing to see. Local products you can expect to find will be Gravelboug Mustard, pottery, Zak’s Peas, and Prairie Popcorn.
If you take the quick drive south of Moose Jaw to see Leslie you will find anything and everything you will ever need to make your backyard an oasis. They have a greenhouse where they personally grow annuals, perennials and have the largest selection of succulents in Moose Jaw. They sell a drought resistant sod that needs 50% less water than your average grass. You will also find ornaments, solar lights, brick products, seeds, pots, fountains, fertilizer….and I could go on, but I encourage you to check it out for yourself!
If you don’t have a green thumb or maybe you just want to hone in those skills, Leslie also offers a class every Saturday. The topics will vary week to week, with the first class being April 13th and focusing on succulents and fairy gardens.
You will also find a cute little Bistro nestled in the garden centre. Here you can enjoy snacks, sandwiches and a good cup of coffee.
Cornell Design and Landscaping is open from 9-5 pm Monday to Saturday for April and look for the hours to lengthen towards May. You can follow them on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to speed.
I have saved the best for last and I am so excited to share that we have partnered with Leslie and her team. In the coming months you will see a beautiful new flower bed welcoming you to Tourism Moose Jaw. We will post pictures of the process and updates on how we keep everything healthy and happy! Along with this, look for weekly gardening tips and tricks from Leslie as well as features on some of the products they offer at Cornell.
If you are out and about enjoying this sunshine, stop in for a visit at Cornell Design and Landscaping and see for yourself all they have to offer!
See you around,