Ingrid Hainzmann credits her mother for introducing her to the world of gardening. And while those after-school weeding sessions weren’t as much fun as stopping to smell the roses, they instilled a love of all things green and growing.
“I have a passion for flowers,” says Ingrid, from Wolf’s Botanical Greenhouse & Landscaping. “I know some people see the garden as work, but to me, it’s not. It’s just so enjoyable. It gives you so much freedom to create.”
Wolf’s is known for their hanging baskets and their passion for sharing many unique and interesting plants with Central Alberta’s green thumbs.
And this May, Ingrid invites you to come discover a love of gardening with your mom!
Create a Mother’s Day planter
On May 3 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Ingrid and Lavonne will show moms and their sons or daughters how to select, plant and water the perfect container, considering factors like colours, leaf structure, habit, sun exposure and where the planter will sit.
“You can bring your own container or purchase one from our selection and we’ll help you to create a colourful work of art,” Ingrid says.
Instruction for the session is free, with participants simply playing for the materials they use, but space is limited, so pre-register with the garden centre at 403-782-5729.
Discover the unique and creative
Helping create a beautiful community since 1985, Wolf’s Botanical boasts an extensive garden centre filled with unique and beautiful plants, along with everything you need to create a gorgeous garden.
The opportunity to share their expertise has been a highlight of their 34 years. “We really enjoy taking our time with our customers and sharing ideas,” says Ingrid, pointing as well to options like their container planting and landscape design services.
“While we’re not a specialty grower, we do grow some specialty plants no one else grows,” Ingrid says, highlighting interesting options like artichokes and kangaroo apples from Tasmania that have turned a few heads.
Sometimes what’s novel is a new way of growing, she adds, pointing to the hanging green garden bags she’s adapted for cucumbers and strawberries, planted with some pretty lobelia on top – an excellent way to maximize a small growing space.
“I try to be a little different, so what you’ll find here isn’t the same thing you’ll see everywhere else,” Ingrid says.