Fall is for Planting!

Plant Fall Bulbs for Spring Color A colorful spring garden of tulips and daffodils requires planning and planting in October and November. Our spring bulbs are arriving now and are available to purchase in the Garden Store where our selection will be at its very best in October and November. Bulbs can be planted in…

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Flower and Garden Festival 2023 ‘Spring Vibes Only’

Spring Vibes Only Seattle Convention Center February 15th-February 19th   This year, we will have our commercial exhibit in the plant market celebrating this year’s theme, “Spring Vibes Only”. The Festival occurs on February 15th – 19th, 2023, and tickets will be on sale at the Nursery’s Garden Store beginning in December.  Early bird prices…

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Spring Orchid Festival and Show

Spring Orchid Festival and Show March 4th and 5th, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.   Join us in the Propagation House on March 4th and 5th, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., to observe the diverse and beautiful group of Orchidaceae we will have to show on the cement tables of the greenhouse. David Edgley and…

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Bare Root Season at Christianson’s

Now through the end of March is the best time to buy fruiting, flowering, or shade trees and shrubs in bare root. What does purchasing bare root look like? In our south field, near the 1888 Meadow Schoolhouse, we have row after row of ornamental trees and shrubs, as well as fruiting trees and shrubs…

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Harvest Veggies Year Round!

Harvest veggies year round! Now that days are getting shorter again, it is time to prep and plant your veggies for fall, winter, and overwintering harvest. In our mild climate (even with a winter like last year!) if you plant in August, you can enjoy your own homegrown veggies in October through early next spring.…

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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…

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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…

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January Brought the Roses, A Note from Nancy Stewart

  Hello Rose enthusiasts and welcome to the 2023 rose season! Another wonderful year is ahead of us, full of new varieties to evaluate for our gardens. Much thanks to the tireless hybridizers out there in the world who do the splendid work of putting new roses into the trade every year with the traits…

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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:…

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Think Spring Blooming Bulbs This Fall

“Spring adds new life and new beauty to all that is.” — Jessica Harrelson Fall is the best time to shop for and plant your Spring blooming bulbs. Our Garden Store is overflowing with varieties of Tulips, Daffodils, Crocus, Allium, Iris, and Snowdrops and these Fall bulbs should be planted as soon as the ground…

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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…

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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…

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