Water Gardens; Hardy & Tropical Water Plants

Are you into little water gardens in a big way? Water plants, or plants that have adapted to living in aquatic environments, are now available in both hardy and tropical varieties and in various sizes at Christianson’s Nursery. What’s the difference between hardy and tropical water plants? Water lilies, cattails, iris, pickerel weed are examples…

Peonies

Paeonia Itoh ‘Watermelon Wine’ Nothing makes people smile like a bouquet of peonies. Their large puffy blooms are dramatic showstoppers that make a beautiful addition to any bouquet or garden. Although pink is what may come to mind when referring to these May and early June-blooming perennials, peonies come in other gorgeous colors including white,…

Wild Rugosa Rose Petal Sorbet

Wild, organic rugosa roses are in full bloom and their petals make this rosy pink and fragrant sorbet that can be enjoyed outdoors in sunny weather.   Recipe courtesy of culinary instructor, Suzanne Butler, adapted from Greg Atkinson and The Herbfarm   Makes 1 quart   For this sorbet, choose either dried rose petals, available…

Growing Roses for Health

Roses are easy to grow, long-lived, and remarkably tolerant. And, with just a little extra care and attention, the more healthy and disease-resistant your roses will be.  When planting roses, make sure you place them in a sunny spot that gets a minimum of four hours sun and space them about 3-4 feet away from…

COVID-19 FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions Open daily, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Governor Inslee recently announced we will no longer require facial covering after March 12th. We are so excited to see your smiling faces! Christianson’s Nursery continues to adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines and appreciates when our customers do the same.   Are you open?  …

Christianson’s Highly Anticipated Return

This year’s display garden at the annual Northwest Flower and Garden Festival marks the highly anticipated return of Christianson’s Nursery!   With inspiration drawn from Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top Farm and her “higgledy-piggledy” garden style, expect to be delighted by Toni and John Christianson’s interpretation of her English country garden. Christianson’s award-winning style and years…

Plants Get the Winter Blues, too

Do your houseplants have the winter blues?  Plants that don’t get enough light and continuous watering can disease and degrade quickly.  Place your plant next to a bright window for the next couple of months and water as needed by doing the finger test.  With your index finger, poke it into the potted plant’s soil. …

Winterizing the Garden

Being an observer in the garden during October brings on a sense of calm and knowing that the main growing season is ending and our garden is going to rest. And, although the weather may be pleasant during the day, we can feel the cold nights creeping into our bones.   There are still many…