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…

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COVID-19 FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions As of May 18, 2020 Are you open?   Yes, we are open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.   Will you be open after the ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ order goes into effect on Wednesday, March 25th at midnight? Yes, thankfully, we will continue to remain open. The State of Washington…

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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…

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Christianson’s brings ‘Hill Top’ to Seattle Flower Show

A new farm “growing” on Best Road moved to Seattle last Friday.  Hill Top Farm was delivered in five 24-foot trucks to the Washington State Convention Center, where it was reconstructed for this week’s Northwest Flower and Garden Festival.  The idea for the 2020 Christianson’s Nursery garden display – its first since 2011 – began…

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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…

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Groundcover Roses and Drifts Are No Longer An Afterthought

🌹Groundcover and drift roses are no longer an afterthought. Many of us don’t consider using them for edging and perennial borders. However, with several new color choices available, they will brighten up borders, containers, fill empty spaces around established plants and are excellent for maintaining and controlling erosion. Groundcover roses are easy to grow with…

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A Sneak Peek at NWFGF 2020 ‘Hilltop Farm’

John and Toni Christianson have been planning this year’s Northwest Flower and Garden Festival ‘Hilltop Farm’ display garden since 2011 when they won Best in Show and the People’s Choice award. Their current design inspiration is drawn from their Lakeland travels to Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top, 17th-century house and countryside in Near Sawrey in the…

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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. …

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Evergreen Holiday Wreaths & Centerpieces

Beautify your home for the holidays with fresh evergreen wreaths and centerpieces now available at the Christianson’s. Whether you have saved a favorite ribbon or one of a kind ornament, let Christianson’s designers make it a focal point in a centerpiece or wreath. Centerpiece designer, Elissa Kamins, stepped outside for inspiration to create one of…

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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…

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Fall is for Planting!

Fall is an advantageous time to plant beautiful hardy bulbs, trees (such as Sumac for gorgeous fall foliage), shrubs, roses, and perennials. Plant now to establish root systems and let the upcoming rains assist with the watering.   One of our favorite and best-selling shrubs during Fall is Callicarpa bodinieri, commonly known as Beautyberry. A rounded, deciduous shrub, Beautyberry…

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