Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

.:  APRIL :.

Aeroponics Demonstration
Saturday, April 5
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
reservations requested       (complimentary)

LAeroponics Towerearn how you can control your food’s growing environment, eliminating the need for pesticides and messy growing mediums by using Aeroponics. Allyson McCormick will show you how to be in control of your food from seed to harvest right in your back yard, deck, patio, or even indoors! With the right equipment, bountiful harvests of healthy fruits and vegies are easily and sustainably grown in small spaces.


For reservations, please visit the Nursery or call us at 360-466-3821 or 1-800-585-8200

 

.: NO CLASSES IN MAY :.

.: JUNE :.

Indoor Suitable Bonsai Workshop
Sunday, June 1
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
reservations required     Class Fee: $49   Materials Fee: $35

Tori LenzeBonsai expert, Tori Lenze will teach a beginning level workshop encompassing the creation of an indoor bonsai. During the class, students learn the basics of transplanting and shaping for a lovey specimen suitable for indoors. All materials are included in the fee and students just need to bring small pruners, gloves and enthusiasm for this amazing art form. Take the second class offered on June 8th and get 20% off that class fee.

For reservations, please visit the Nursery or call us at 360-466-3821 or 1-800-585-8200

The Point and Shoot Camera: Every Gardener’s Best Friend
Saturday, June 7
11:00 a.m. – noon
reservations required     (class fee: $8)

Every gardener who seeks to capture the elusive moments of perfection in plants and garden must inevitably turn to photography. Hear John and Kathy Willson explain how to use the newest gardening tool – “the digital point and shoot camera”, to capture the stunning color and design of gardens and plantings.

For reservations, please visit the Nursery or call us at 360-466-3821 or 1-800-585-8200

Conifer Bonsai Workshop
Sunday, June 8
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
reservations required     (Class Fee: $49   Materials Fee: $35)

Tori LenzeBonsai expert, Tori Lenze will teach a beginning level workshop encompassing the creation of a bonsai conifer. During the class, students learn the basics of transplanting and shaping for that species. All materials are included in the fee and students just need to bring small pruners, gloves and enthusiasm for this amazing art form. Take the class on June 1st and get for 20% off this class fee.

For reservations, please visit the Nursery or call us at 360-466-3821 or 1-800-585-8200

Ornamental Grasses for Every Garden
Saturday, June 14
11:00 a.m. – noon
reservations required     (class fee: $8)

Eric and Azara_sizedGrasses add texture and interest to any garden style. Our grass expert and buyer, Eric Andrews will explain many different grass varieties, their cultural requirements and show you how to best use them in the garden to create a great visual effect.

 

For reservations, please visit the Nursery or call us at 360-466-3821 or 1-800-585-8200

June Bloom Walk with John Christianson
Saturday, June 14
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
reservations requested       (complimentary)

With summer just around the corner, join John Christianson on a stroll among the flowering trees, late season rhododendrons and early roses at the 11 acre English Garden of La Conner Flats, adjacent to our Nursery. The walk begins at our Schoolhouse Garden; from there you’ll meander next door to discover the highlights of the season.

For reservations, please visit the Nursery or call us at 360-466-3821 or 1-800-585-8200

Sustainable Rose Growing
Saturday, June 28
11:00 a.m. – noon
reservations requested       (complimentary as part of our Rose Festival)

To many gardeners, growing roses organically can seem like an ominous prospect. Join Master Rosarian Jeff Wyckoff for an overview of healthy cultural practices, disease resistant rose varieties, and earth friendly products that will ensure great roses without so many chemicals traditional rose gardening demands.

For reservations, please visit the Nursery or call us at 360-466-3821 or 1-800-585-8200

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Tulip Season Highlights


Art at the Schoolhouse
Friday, April 4 – Sunday, April 27                 Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For a seventh season, we will host an outstanding show of local artists from the Stanwood Camano Arts Guild located in our historic 1888 Schoolhouse. New and returning artists will display a multimedia celebration of styles including, outdoor metal garden art, stained-glass garden stakes, paintings, tiles, jewelry, cards, photography and more. A must-see stop while touring the picturesque daffodil and tulip fields of the Skagit Valley.

Judy and Annie’s Philly Sandwiches
Weekends in April

Back by popular demand, Judy and Annie will be offering their warming lunch fare on weekends and some weekdays during April, weather permitting. In additions to Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, they will also be offering their award-winning Crab-Shrimp Chowder and fresh-squeezed lemonade.

Queen Bee Espresso!
Weekends in April, May & June           9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Satisfy that coffee craving with our new espresso service! Local Barista Tami Roberts of Queen Bee Espresso will artfully create your coffee concoction to perfection!

Fourth Annual Historic Homes Tour
Saturday, April 5               10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Skagit County Historical Museum presents its 4th Historic Home Tour.  This year features an eclectic group of homes and structures in the historic town of Edison. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 day of event, and are available at our Garden Store.

Rhododendron Flower Show
Saturday, April 26        10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Rhododendrons put on one of the most eagerly awaited flower shows in spring. Not only do rhodies provide a burst of fabulous springtime color and add year-round interest to your landscape, their bud and blossom cuttings make stunning spring bouquets. Come get inspired by the Komo Kulshan Rhododendron Society’s Flower Show, held in the Propagation House here at the Nursery.

Save the Dates!

Mother’s Day at Christianson’s
Sunday, May 11

We aim to delight all of your senses when you come to Christianson’s Nursery during Mother’s Day weekend, May 10 – 11. The brilliant colors of blooms everywhere and sweet scents in the air invite you to join in this cheerful tradition. This year, in addition to our spectacular hanging baskets, we are creating darling tabletop baskets with blooming bulbs, ferns and spring flowers tucked in for an instant centerpiece or porch adornment. (These tabletop baskets will be available all of April through Mother’s Day.) You can’t go wrong with a gift certificate for mom, packaged with some of our tasty chocolates or a gift from our Primrose Antique and Gift Shop. 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 and sheep. As always, we will be serving homemade chocolate chip cookies and coffee.

An Evening of Wine & Artisan Chocolates at the Schoolhouse
Friday, May 30                                7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Please join us at this special evening to benefit the new La Conner Regional Library building project, proudly hosted by Christianson’s and presented by the La Conner Library Foundation. Jeff Hellam of Hellam’s Vineyard in La Conner and chocolatier Crystal Scheer of Charmed Chocolates in Bellingham have teamed up to present each guest a complete pairing of six wines and six artisan chocolates. The focus will be on Washington wines specially paired with chocolates made at the Bow Hill Blueberry Farm commercial kitchen.

10% of all plant sales made during this event will be donated to the new library project. A special shopping time for attendees the day of the event is 5 – 9 p.m. John Christianson will give a tour of the Nursery at 6 p.m. Tickets at $25 apiece will be available April 1, 2014 at Brown Paper Tickets (www.brownpapertickets.com), Christianson’s Nursery or from the La Conner Library Foundation, 614 Morris Street, La Conner, WA  98257. A maximum of 100 tickets will be sold. Must be 21 years and older to attend

First Annual Antique Fair at the Schoolhouse
Saturday, June 21                            9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Join us for a day of shopping quality antiques and collectibles from local antique dealers’ at our c. 1888 Meadow Schoolhouse & under the ‘Big Tent’!

A Rosy Day Out: Eleventh Annual Rose Festival
Saturday, June 28

Back by popular demand, keynote speakers Ciscoe Morris and John Christianson will talk roses again this year presenting, Favorite Roses and Rose Companions! Before Ciscoe we are pleased that Rosarian Jeff Wyckoff will give a class on Organic Rose Gardening at 11 a.m. located in the New Granary. The schedule of events include:

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. —– Tri-Valley Rose Society Display
10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. —– Tri-Valley Rose Society members available for rose advice
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – WSU Skagit County Master Gardener Plant Clinic
11 a.m. – noon ———– Jeff Wyckoff talks about Organic Rose Gardening
1 p.m. – 2 p.m. ———– Robyn Swesey & Larry Sawyer of the Tri-Valley Rose Society presents
2 p.m. ——————— Ciscoe Morris & John Christainson presents
3 p.m. ——————— Rose Ice Cream Social

Calling All Rosarians

As part of Christianson’s Annual Rose Festival, the Tri-Valley Rose Society is hosting it 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: (1) Best in Show, (2) Best Fragrant Rose and (3) Best Floral Display incorporating perennials with roses. Ciscoe Morris 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.

For reservations for event classes, please visit the Nursery or call us at 360-466-3821 or 1-800-585-8200