The Bare Root Season; It Only Occurs Now!

Christianson’s “Bare Root” season has arrived!

 

Now is the best time to find highly adaptable fruit trees (bigger plants, bigger root systems), flowering ornamental trees, and shrubs at a great discount. 

Bare root plants typically cost far less than container-grown selections and traditional balled and burlap (B&B), and without the cost of soil and a container, the savings are passed on to you!

 

Another advantage bare rootstock has over container-grown is its stronger and wider root system that adapts more quickly in our native soil.
To view our entire selection, download our Fruit Tree List and our newly customized Apple Pollination Chart.

 

Follow our Instagram or Facebook pages to watch for our upcoming two-part educational gardening videos titled “Bare Root Season” in early and late January, as well as a bonus video all about “Houseplants Care & Culture” at mid-month.
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A Fascination for Hellebores

Christianson’s 15th Winter Festival

Saturday and Sunday, February 27 – 28, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Now through April, when most perennials are slumbering in dormancy, hellebores are in full bloom with flowers that provide color and interest in the garden. Known as the Christmas or Lenten rose, hellebore’s cheery characteristic soothes a barren garden bereft of life and reinstills hope for warmer months ahead. Now available in endless varieties with endearing forms likened to single petal roses, both Helleborus orientalis and Helleborus niger are fit for winter survival from pot to ground.

Plant Christmas Roses in groups of three to five or combine them with other lasting companions such as snowdrops, daffodils, hardy cyclamen, bleeding hearts, Trillium, and Japanese tassel fern. Together, they will make a beautiful winter flower bed that requires little care. Discover your hellebore style by visiting the Propagation House during this year’s Winter Celebration. Please see our COVID-19 FAQ’s.

For up to date happenings about the Winter Festival follow us on Instagram & Facebook @ChristiansonsNursery

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Visit the Animals

Did you know that we have all sorts of animals to see while essential shopping at the Christianson’s Nursery?

Bring a picnic lunch to the Schoolhouse’s Rose Garden while the sun is still shining brightly and chart your course to visit our family of animals.

You have most likely been introduced to our striped cat Paw-Paw during check out since he tends to hover around the counter in hopes for a treat and some love, or you may have been pleasantly surprised by the beauty of Amber, whose jet black fur and intense amber-colored eyes light up a blind corner. As you meander through the greenhouses, stop by the Propagation House to see pairs of African Ring Neck doves housed in oversized antique aviaries.  Did you know that all of our doves were given to us?  They bring us lots of joy and every once in a while, a new family member!

Watch your step!  We have an overabundance of frogs this year who insist on jumping in, on, and around the rose and perennial bed plants.  They like to leap out of the pathway when they feel people coming. Towards the south lot of the Nursery, our flock of free-range Rhode Island Red chickens exist happily next to the larger farm animals, Rosie the Llama, and the dwarf goats named after Goddesses, Iris, Athena, and Freya.

Tag us to let us know who you visited! #ChristiansonsNursery or @ChristiansonsNursery

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Primrose Antiques & Gifts Now on Etsy!

A promise of the unexpected… now on Etsy!

Primrose Antiques & Gifts Shop on Etsy opens their Etsy doors so you can now shop hand-curated, hard-to-find, one of a kind items 24-hours a day.

Antiques will follow the lead of the European Garden aesthetic that Toni and John Christianson have cultivated over the years at Christianson’s Nursery. Toni’s antique collections emphasize French and English pieces that include ironstone, garden tools, bridal tiaras, French boudoir boxes, architectural salvage, and more.

Follow Primrose Antiques & Gifts on Instagram and Facebook as a place to expect the unexpected and to be part of our antique community where wonderful vintage and antique items will be listed.
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COVID-19 FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

As of February 12, 2021

 

Yes, we are an essential business.  We are open!

Open daily, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Open until 6:00 p.m. beginning March 1)

Christianson’s Nursery continues to use protective measures recommended by the CDC to “flatten the curve,” including in-store retail being limited to 25%, social distancing, hand washing, and wearing face masks throughout the Nursery. We also recognize those who are medically exempt from wearing facial masks and do our best to respectfully accommodate our customer’s needs.  Phase 2 of the Healthy Washington reopening plan starts this weekend, February 14. The West and Puget Sound regions have maintained their metric requirements, which include Skagit County.

 Arrange a Curbside Pick-Up Service at Christianson’s Nursery

 

Which other regions are now in Phase 2?  The new regions progressing to Phase 2 are:

    • North (Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan, Island)
    • North Central (Okanogan, Chelan, Douglas, Grant)
    • Northwest (Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason)
    • East (Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Lincoln, Spokane, Adams, Whitman, Garfield)
    • Southwest (Wahkiakum, Cowlitz, Skamania, Clark, Klickitat)

 

Are you open?  

Yes, we are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  March 1, we will be open until 6 p.m.

 

What is the best way to inquire about plant availability?

At this time, the best method to inquire about plant availability is to email Staff.Christiansons@gmail.com.  Inquiries are reviewed and replied to on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Please allow up to 24 hours for a reply from our staff.


Do you have to wear a mask while shopping at the Nursery?

In most cases, yes.  Per the WA State mandate effective 6/26/20, Christianson’s Nursery requires face coverings in all areas of the nursery. This includes all essential shopping customers, visiting photographers, wedding participants (even while preparing catering), attendees, and children over the age of 5.  Complimentary medical masks are available at the Garden Store should you forget yours at home.  Locally made masks are available onsite at Primrose Antiques and Gift Shop for $10.

We understand that some customers may have conditions that preclude the wearing of face masks. We will happily assist you with arranging a Curbside Pickup outside of the Garden Store for your convenience.  To arrange, read more about our curbside pick-up service below.

 

What specific adjustments have you made to help keep it a safe place to visit?

Christianson’s Nursery continues to use protective measures recommended by the CDC to “flatten the curve,” including in-store retail being limited to 25%, social distancing, hand washing, and wearing face masks.

Every day we do thorough bleach wipe-downs of commonly used public areas each morning, evening, and throughout the day.  As a preventative measure, we’ve installed plexiglass shields at each checkout as well as a berm between the Garden Store cash wrap and you to help reinforce the six-foot spacial requirement. We have added a handwashing station in our Propagation greenhouse (in addition to our two restrooms) and even an outdoor checkout station near the Garden Store during busy days.

 

Are you offering curbside service?

Yes!  You can email your order to Staff.Christiansons@gmail.com.  The more specific you can be with your order, the better!  Please include the plant name(s), the size(s) desired, the quantity needed, and any backup options if your first choice is unavailable. If you’re shopping for fruit trees or roses, please refer to our 2021 Fruit Tree List and Rose List 2021. Be sure to include your phone number if we have questions, and we will begin hand-selecting your plants.

When your order is ready, we will contact you, take your payment over the phone, and arrange a pick-up time. Curbside orders may be picked up in our convenient loading zone area located in our front parking lot. Please allow up to 48 hours for order turnarounds and arrive at the Nursery (only) after receiving your pick-up confirmation from our staff.

If you don’t have internet access or cannot send an email, call the Garden Store to place your order at 360-466-3821.

 

Are you offering plant deliveries?

Not at this time. However, we continue to evaluate the best ways to offer this service.

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Christianson’s Curbside Pick-Up Service

Christianson’s Nursery is considered an “essential business” by Governor Inslee and remains open daily, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

To further accommodate our customer convenience and safety, we are now offering a curbside pick-up service!

Here’s how it works:  Email your order to Staff.Christiansons@gmail.com.  The more specific you can be with your order, the better!  Please include the plant name(s), the size(s) desired, the quantity needed, and any backup options if your first choice is unavailable. If you’re shopping for roses or fruit trees, you can refer to our 2020 Fruit Tree List and Rose List 2020. Be sure to include your phone number in case we have questions, and we will begin hand-selecting your plants.

We will contact you when your order is ready, take your payment over the phone, and arrange a pick-up time. Curbside orders may be picked up in our convenient loading zone area located in our front parking lot. Please allow up to 48 hours for order turnarounds and arrive at the Nursery (only) after receiving your pick-up confirmation from our staff.

If you don’t have internet access or are unable to send an email, simply call the Garden Store to place your order 360-466-3821.

Read answers from our customer’s frequently asked questions about COVID-19

 

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Elegant Garden Weddings at Christianson’s Nursery

Welcome to Christianson’s Nursery and Greenhouse
Conveniently located minutes off the I-5 corridor, The Garden Venue at Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse sits among the fertile terroir of the Skagit Valley farmlands. From our manicured gardens and rural acreage on the Best Road, guests enjoy expansive views of majestic Mount Baker to the east and sunsets over the quaint town of La Conner and the San Juan Islands to the west. A desirable location for destination weddings, our beautiful gardens, historic architectural buildings, and authentically restored glass greenhouses are considered a favorite among Pacific Northwest garden enthusiasts.

 

Christianson’s Schoolhouse and Gardens
Built-in the year 1888, the 600 square foot Meadow Schoolhouse has been lovingly restored and positioned within a picture-perfect English-style rose and perennial garden. The expansive display gardens guide guests along with manicured grass lawns through a rose collector’s dream. Experience the quintessential natural beauty of our established northwest garden filled with scents of notable modern and old-fashioned roses. You and your guests will be surrounded by the colorful and fragrant blooms of companion plants, odoriferous shrubs, mature boxwood hedges, all surrounded by sentinel deciduous and evergreen trees. The Schoolhouse’s approximate capacity allows for 50 seated, 10 standing guests, and the Rose Garden’s (located outside behind the Schoolhouse) approximate capacity allows for 150 guests.
Like and follow our social pages! @ChristiansonsWeddings on Facebook and @Christiansons_Weddings on Instagram

 

The Teacher’s Cottage
Nestled into the southwest corner of the display gardens, The Teacher’s Cottage stands as another cherished nod to Skagit Valley’s rich history. The rustic cottage is adorned with antique furnishings and vintage accents. A quaint little cottage decorated in romantic tones and feminine finds, the cottage beckons bridal parties to gather in preparation for a very special day. Private washrooms are made available for our guests in this private event space.

 

The Oak Room
A leisurely stroll past the mini-farm, guests will enjoy a visit with Rosie the llama and her diminutive goat and red hen friends. The Oak Room is styled with masculine overstuffed leather chairs, antique decor, and a working vintage icebox ready to store snacks and refreshing beverages. The groom and his party will enjoy the casual out-of-doors setting and the views from the Old Granary loading dock in the shade of the old fir trees.

 

The Front House and Adjoining Propagation House
Additional venue space is made available during evenings (6 to 10 p.m.) inside our beautifully restored glasshouses which feature the seasonal year-round blooming foliage of annuals, nursery plants, and hanging baskets. The subtle cooing of the paired doves in the fully restored 1946 Propagation house is a perfect backdrop for photoshoots, cocktail receptions, and intimate sit down dinners. (Indoors approximate capacity: 50 seated, 75 standing.)

 

The Vinery
The Vinery will offer a grander space for your special occasions. We will share more about the availability of this special venue as we get closer to the opening date. Thank you!

 

Tours
Christianson’s invites you to come out for a tour and explore our unique offerings to host weddings, bridal showers, and special private or public events. Contact us or call for a personal tour at 360-466-3821.

 

Complimentary Accessories:
*Eight-foot Mercantile table (perfect for bar or catering placement)
*2, six-foot banquet tables
*Antique Podium
*4-6′ Rustic Benches
*Wi-Fi access
*AV equipment
*Restrooms
*Kitchen facilities with walk-in cooler for storage
*Dedicated parking space for food vendors adjacent to Schoolhouse and Rose Garden
*Access to the Nursery’s hand restored glass greenhouses accentuated with antique finials for photography
*Plentiful parking

 

CEREMONY & EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: Christianson’s Schoolhouse seats 50 guests and our English-styled Rose Garden accommodates up to 150 seated guests.

 

Single Day Rental

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday: $1,600.00

Friday: $1,850.00

Saturday or Sunday: $2,200.00

 

Two-Day Rentals

Monday/Tuesday, Tuesday/Wednesday, Wednesday/Thursday: $2,800.00

Thursday and Friday: $3,300.00

Friday and Saturday: $3,650.00

Saturday and Sunday: $4,000.00

 

Alcohol:
Allowed, permit necessary

 

Catering:
Kitchen available with walk-in cooler
Food Truck
Off-site catering

 

Availability:
Year-round, with the exception of unavailability during the busy nursery months of April and May, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

 

Included Accessories: The Venue at Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse includes the use of 60 wooden foldable chairs, two (2) 8-foot banquet tables, four (4) wooden benches, one antique podium, lawn furniture, and kitchen access. The mercantile table and bookshelves are permanent fixtures in the schoolhouse and should not be removed. Note: Additional vintage fixtures and furnishings (tables, candelabra, wrought iron arbor, floral bucket, and plant stands) are available to rent for an additional fee. 

 

Specs of the Venue:
Meadow Schoolhouse (20′ x 30′)
Sweeping grass lawn (80 square feet)

 

Outdoor Electricity:
SW exterior of Schoolhouse
The east exterior of Bridal Cottage
Adjacent to food truck parking

 

Extended Location Uses:
Gardening Classes
Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Garden Clubs and Society Meetings
Garden Events

 

Christianson’s invites you to come out for a tour and explore our unique offerings to host weddings, bridal showers, and special private or public events. Contact us or call for a personal tour at 360-466-3821.

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