Primrose Antiques & Gifts Now on Etsy!

A promise of the unexpected… now on Etsy! Primrose Antiques & Gifts opens their Etsy doors so you can now shop hand-curated, hard-to-find, one of a kind items 24-hours a day.  Primrose Antiques & Gifts Shop on Etsy will be your new place to source the unexpected.   Antiques will follow the lead of the…

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Pre-Order Roses and Peony Roots

Christianson’s is now taking pre-orders for our wonderfully hardy peony roots to be picked up at the Garden Store this Fall. Our superior tuberous roots are propagated from mature, field-grown plants to provide a better jump start for your ornamental or cutting garden. Fall is the perfect time to plant trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials. Our warm…

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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,…

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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…

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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 July 7, 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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