A Sure Sign of Spring – Geraniums

Geraniums are here, which signals warm weather plants are starting to arrive in earnest. It’s still too early to put them outside, though. Go by the weather, not the calendar, and be sure to wait until the evening temperatures are 50 degrees or so.  Geraniums, or more specifically pelargoniums, deliver the Big Color in sunny…

Welcoming the Annual Season

  The spring peepers are singing, the robins are here. It can only mean one thing – our lovely Pacific Northwest spring is here! With it comes the arrival of the irresistible Pansies and Primroses, announcing the start of the Annual season. Our lowest priced annuals, as well as our most versatile and reliable in…

Camellias

Camellia sasanqua ‘Pink-A-Boo’  If you have been looking for a perfect shrub for your garden, look no farther than the Camellia. These hardy, low maintenance, evergreen shrubs look wonderful on their own or when paired with a companion plant to help create strikingly beautiful combinations in the garden. The several basic types of Camellias are:…

Lavender Poems & Prose

  Image by Evan Smith   During summer, we set up a small table either inside the Garden Store or Primrose Antiques and place atop it fresh bunches of cut lavender into a basket with a sign that states: “Take A Bunch of Lavender, Leave a Poem.”  Today, we gathered up a stack of poems…

18 Deer Resistant Shrubs by Monrovia

  Not this year, deer. With their natural habitats shrinking, deer are becoming a way of life in many residential neighborhoods across the country. One of the best ways to mitigate the damage these herbivores do to herbaceous (and evergreen) plants is to select ones that are not on their preferred menu. Fortunately, there are…

Historical Images at the Vinery

The Vinery Open House Sunday, May 30, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.   We are hosting the Vinery’s Open House on Sunday, May 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Attend the public opening of the Vinery and the first day of our new ‘Skagit Valley Farmers’ Market at Christianson’s’. Please come for one, come…