Upcoming Events

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This year, the Northwest Flower and Garden Show takes place February 17 – 21. We are happy once again to offer our “Flower Buses” so you can enjoy the show without the stress of driving and finding parking. Buses leave the Nursery at 8:30 a.m. and return at around 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, February 17, 18 and 19. The cost of a combination show ticket and bus ride is $52. Call the Nursery today (360-466-3821) to reserve your space. The Nursery also has early bird tickets for just the show ($17 per person, a $5 saving over the at-the-door price). While at the show, check out the great plants and garden antiques we have for sale at our booth located at the entrance to the North building right after the sky bridge.

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Tenth Annual Winter Festival: A Fascination For Hellebores
Saturday and Sunday, February 27 -28

Guest Speaker Riz Reyes presenting
Hellebores: A Primer for Gardeners and Floral Designers
Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

hellebore_IanMcFarlane (250x250)On this weekend in February our vintage 1946 Propagation House will be filled with a profusion of winter color. Flower color in winter is unusual enough in our Pacific Northwest but to have flowers that bloom dependably through rain, sleet, and snow with long lasting blooms and beautiful variations of color, will be a great discovery for those gardeners unaware of this genera. And for those of us familiar with Hellebores we know what a single plant can do for our spirits if planted along our walk to and from our home. One established hellebore makes a welcoming statement, but a large drift of plants makes a grand statement! This can happen by letting the flowers set seed and naturalize in a part of the garden. Even after the flowers fade, these plants look great for the rest of the year. The dark green, bold and unusual foliage that surrounds the flowers in winter adds texture to the garden until the following winter.

Helping us celebrate this winter flower will be noted Horticulturist Riz Reyes, who will present the basic types, culture and breeding of Hellebores. He will also discuss using them in the garden and containers. After his presentation, Riz will demonstrate how to incorporate Hellebores as cut flowers into floral designs. All in all, an inspiring and educational morning for those seeking winter color in their gardens.