Business Profile

Bernie Whetter

Bernie Whetter, owner, The Green Spot

You could say The Green Spot Home and Garden Centre is a business for the seasons.

You know spring is around the corner when you visit the store at the beginning of April.

The tables filled with fledgling bedding plants provide a sea of green that’s a welcome sight after months of winter.

In May, the blooming plants are ‘garden ready.’ For the rest of the spring and summer, plants and trees, along with gardening and patio accessories take centre stage.

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By September, outdoor plants have run their course. Staff will begin filling the tables with colourful poinsettia displays in early November.

This signals the annual transformation of the 30,000 square foot retail space into a festive Christmas Market.

From January to March, visiting the store offers a nice break from winter. You can enjoy the warmth of the sun streaming through the overhead skylights, mild, humid air and tropical plants.

When Bernie Whetter purchased The Green Spot in 2007, he could have continued with the status quo. The store was a popular year-round destination. Tropicals, giftware and gardening products complemented the annual plant and tree sales.

But, Bernie knew the business had the potential to grow; creating the Christmas Market was the first step. Today, the retail operation bills itself as ‘one spot, many shops’.

These include Elements Home and Garden Decor, The Patio, The Garden Shed, and The Pantry.

Three years ago, Bernie added women’s clothing to the Green Spot’s offerings and has been very pleased with the response to Department 49 for Fashion.

Bernie continues to fine-tune The Green Spot’s product mix and enhance his customers’ all-season experience.

The Green Spot

1329 Rosser Avenue East
Brandon, MB R7A 7J2

phone: 204-727-5884
fax: 204-729-9065

email: info@greenspotbrandon.com

web: thegreenspot.com

Hours:

Monday  – Saturday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

THE GREEN SPOT

Hopper Feeder Green Spot

Small Hopper Feeder

This feeder’s screens are made of patented, expanded mesh with a rust-resistant polyester powder-coat finish keep its new appearance year after year. The durable, plastic construction is made from 14 recycled plastic containers, with built-in drainage to help keep the seed dry.

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Twin Cuisine Knives The Green Spot home and garden

 Award-Winning Difference: The Horizontal Tang.

TWIN Cuisine is the perfect synthesis of a modern knife with synthetic handles and a traditional full tang knife.
This innovative design solution fulfills the highest demands on comfort and precise cutting.

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Cape Cod Kitchen Island The Green Spot home and garden

Cape Cod Kitchen Island

The Green Spot’s distinctive furniture is imported from Indonesia.
Its warm and slightly  weathered appearance adds character and charm to every interior, from rustic cottages to modern homes.
This solid wood furniture is made from naturally felled trees, so it is ecologically produced.

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<div style='height:1px; margin-top:-32px'  class='hr hr-invisible  '><span class='hr-inner ' ><span class='hr-inner-style'></span></span></div> Flex Table <div style='height:1px; margin-top:-5px'  class='hr hr-invisible  '><span class='hr-inner ' ><span class='hr-inner-style'></span></span></div> Conference tables and storage specifically designed to meet the requirements of today's collaborative spaces. You will find the perfect product in our extensive variety of shapes, dimensions and finishes.

Lava Heat Italia Patio Heater

Elegant design, outstanding functionality, superior quality • Fully adjustable, 4-foot flame, encased in a weather proof Borosilicate glass tube. • Safe to use in rain, sleet or snow • Generates 66,000 BTUs of heat.

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HERITAGE BUFFET

The Green Spot’s distinctive furniture is imported from Indonesia. Its warm and slightly  weathered appearance adds character and charm to every interior, from rustic cottages to modern homes. This solid wood furniture is made from naturally felled trees, so it is ecologically produced.

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 Pillars The Green Spot-Home-and

Classic Pillars

Mirage LD pillars feature wider diameters, taller heights and superior battery run times of 650 hours. Available in heights from 5.5 – 9.5 inches, these pillars are a stunning complement to any decor setting.

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Twin Profection Zwilling Green Spot

TWIN® Profection

The classical values of a traditional ZWILLING J.A. HENCKELS knife combined with innovative new technology.

The wedge-shaped blade geometry delivers optimum stability and ease of cutting.

The new curved bolster provides safe and precise handling.

How to keep your knives as good as new

Bernie Whetter

Bernie Whetter, owner, The Green Spot

• Always cut on a board of wood, bamboo or soft plastic to prevent premature dulling of your knives.

Acrylic, ceramic and similar hard surfaces are tough on a knife edge because they do not “give” with the edge.

• Handwash with dish soap and water. Hand dry knife blades from the back to the cutting edge.

• Hone regularly with a honing steel to maintain a keen edge.

• Keep knives sharp. A sharp knife is safer than a dull one because it requires less pressure when cutting. The knife will not slip as easily and your hand will not tire as quickly.

• Store in a knife block or an in-drawer knife tray. Carbon steel knives are best stored where air circulation is present.

• Carbon steel blades require regular care and maintenance.

Over time the blade may react with acidic foods (such as lemons or tomatoes), which will cause the steel to turn dark grey to black, this is called developing a patina.

To avoid discolouration of the blade, rinse and dry immediately after each use.