Mother’s Day Weekend
May 7 & 8
We hope to delight all of your senses when you come to Christianson’s Nursery during Mother’s Day weekend, May 7th and 8th. The brilliant colors of blooms and sweet scents in the air invite you to join in this classic tradition. This year, in addition to our spectacular hanging baskets, we are creating darling tabletop containers and baskets with spring flowers, ferns, ivy and moss tucked in for an instant centerpiece for your table or porch. These tabletop baskets will be available all of April through Mother’s Day. We also have a fine selection of gardening accessories, such as vintage or modern hand tools, containers and statuary. Bring a picnic if the weather is warm and enjoy our Schoolhouse Garden and the amusing antics of our llamas, sheep and chickens. And, as always, we will be serving complimentary homemade chocolate chip cookies and coffee.
Skagit Wedding Society Tour
Sunday, May 22 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
VIP Bus Tour – $25.00 .:. Self-Guided Tour – $10.00
Our Meadow Schoolhouse and Rose Garden will be ready for an intimate wedding on May 22. Please join us for a look into the many different wedding themes our location can provide…anything from a vintage wedding to a very modern wedding in an authentic country setting surrounded by a beautiful garden of roses, perennials, and flowering trees. With snow-capped Mount Baker and the Cascade foothills in the distance and sweeping views of farmland adding to the feel of Mother Nature at her finest, we are excited to showcase the possibilities for a wonderful wedding celebration within our Rose Garden in beautiful Skagit Valley.
We will be one of seven venues on this tour and we will also host a variety of wedding professionals who will be available for consultation. Our location also offers a bridal room in our recently renovated Teacher’s Cottage, a commercial kitchen and ample parking for guests. For tickets and information, go to http;//www.wedinskagit.com/.
Third Annual Antique Fair at the Schoolhouse
June 17 & 18
Sips, Savories and Sweets Party
Friday, June 17, 2016
5 – 8 p.m.
$10 at the door or go to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2522214.
Must be 21 or older to attend
Get the first chance to shop our lovely Antique Fair and enjoy a fantastic evening of wine tasting provided by Silver Bell Winery of La Conner and delectable chocolate truffles from Evolve Chocolates of Bellingham. Pick up a delicious entrée from Random Acts of Food. Enter the drawing for Door Prizes. Enjoy the lovely blooms of the Rose Garden while you shop for antiques and collectibles on a beautiful June evening! The Nursery will also be open. Free parking.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Complementary admission, Free parking
Located under the ‘Big Tent’ and in the 1888 Meadow Schoolhouse. With Skagit farmland, the Cascades and Mount Baker in the distance, our Rose Garden is the perfect setting for a garden party featuring antiques and vintage collectibles gathered together in our very antique one-room Meadow Schoolhouse and under the ‘Big Tent.’ We will have both returning and new vendors gathered together for a wonderful weekend of fun and laughter.
A Rosy Day Out: Thirteenth Annual Rose Festival
Saturday, June 25
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Keynote speakers Lorene Edwards Forkner and John Christianson will discuss the many perennials that work well with Roses: Creating Something Great from the Sum of Their Parts. Author, speaker and avid gardener/cook, Lorene Edwards Forkner lives and gardens in the Pacific Northwest. She is the author of 5 garden titles including The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening: Pacific Northwest, and Handmade Garden Projects, bestselling titles from Timber Press. Lorene is editor of Pacific Horticulture magazine, a quarterly magazine for West Coast gardeners, and she is passionate about the beautiful, fruitful, and innovative landscapes of our region. Observing nature, digging in the garden, mixing things up in the kitchen, or on the written page—Lorene believes there’s always a good story to tell.
Before Lorene, we are pleased that Rosarian, John Harmeling will be teaching a class on Rose Culture and Tri-Valley Rose Society will give a class on How To Rejuvenate An Old Rose, all located in the Big Tent.
.: Calling All Rosarians :.
As part of Christianson’s Annual Rose Festival, the Tri-Valley Rose Society is hosting its Rose Display in our Schoolhouse and is extending an invitation to amateurs and experts alike to submit their roses to be voted on in the following categories: Best in Show, Best Fragrant Rose and Best Floral Display incorporating perennials with roses. Lorene Edwards Forkner and John Christianson will announce the winners and gift certificates will be awarded. Entries must be submitted between 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. on the day of the Festival.
.: Schedule of Events :.
8:30 – 10:30 a.m. – Rose Display entry submission
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Self-guided tour of Schoolhouse Rose Garden
10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Rose Show in the Schoolhouse
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Tri-Valley Rose Society members available for rose advice
11 a.m. – noon – John Harmeling will present Rose Culture
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. – Robyn Swesey and Larry Sawyer of the Tri-Valley Rose Society talk about How To Rejuvenate An Old Rose
2:00 p.m – Lorene Edwards Forkner & John Christianson present Roses: Creating Something Great from the Sum of Their Parts, followed by a Rose Ice Cream Social