New!  Evening Summer Class Series at Christianson’s

Christianson’s premiere Summer Class Series will extend your day of gardening into the warmth of the evening. We invite you to attend evening gardening classes on the first and third Wednesdays in June, July, and August, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  All evening classes can be identified by the date and time below each class title.  Now, let’s look at these wonderful gardening classes that are offered this June at Christanson’s!

To register for classes call us at 360-466-3821 or 1-800-585-8200

Raised Bed Gardening

      New!  Evening Gardening Class at Christianson’s

Wednesday Evening, June 3,    6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
reservations required    class fee: $8
       please check-in at the Garden Store before class

Learn how to build a raised bed with minimal materials, equipment, and cost.  Understand all the basic aspects of creating and maintaining a raised bed garden by adapting foundational horticultural concepts to suit your specific circumstances. Sarah Wagstaff of SUOT Farm and Flowers will give you the confidence you need to create a beautiful, productive growing space that will last for years.

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The Great Succulent Migration


Saturday, June 13,  11:00 a.m. – noon

reservations required     class fee: $8
    please check-in at the Garden Store before class

Self-sufficient, low maintenance, and adaptable tropical and subtropical succulents continue to be a phenomenon.  Perfectly suited to a changing climate, succulents grow in wonderous fractal forms.  We often limit our use of succulents to indoor container planting, but did you know about the varieties that may be grown outdoors?

Our Houseplants and Grasses Buyer, Eric Andrews, brings indoor succulents outdoors where they develop more vivid color and interest than their housebound counterparts.  In class, learn specific transplant methods about this diverse plant group, both in the ground and in containers, along with some of Eric’s favorites.

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Rock Gardens

New!  Evening Gardening Class at Christianson’s

Wednesday Evening, June 17, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m
  reservations required    class fee: $8
       please check-in at the Garden Store before class

Transforming an unsightly slope or rocky mound in your garden is easier when you have the right plants and know-how.   Skagit County Master Gardener, Dixie Mitchell, presents a slideshow featuring the history of rock gardens with specific examples from Skagit Valley.

Her instruction will focus on the home gardener’s challenge to choose plants that are best suited for sun and shade and point out low-maintenance ground huggers that don’t mind poor soil but do need good drainage to survive.

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