38th Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

April 1 – 30, 2021 Bloom updates (according to Mother Nature) found at Tulips.com We are welcoming spring and the fabulous rainbow of tulip color this year!  Last year, the daffodils and tulips still bloomed despite COVID-19 and we move forward this year with a little more awareness regarding our current Phase 2. To have…

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Starting a Veggie Garden

It’s exhilarating to be outdoors gardening again! Were you one of the many new gardeners or gardening families that got your hands in the dirt last year to raise homegrown vegetables? If you’re like the rest of us who got “bitten by the bug,” you’ve been making decisions throughout winter on which varieties of cool…

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La Conner’s Daffodil Festival

Enjoy the Gardens! They both charge admission, have free parking, and acres of tulips to experience. Tulip Town RoozenGaarde   Enjoy the Fields! MARCH 1 – 30: Daffodils have already begun to send tender green shoots through the dark brown nutrient-dense Skagit soil, mainly in varieties of Dutch Master, Flower Carpet, and Standard Value – all…

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David Austin Roses Have Arrived!

Main image: ‘The Poet’s Wife’ David Austin English roses have arrived and are now available in Greenhouse #5! (5 per customer please)   “For almost 60 years, David Austin has been breeding exquisite English Roses. Renowned for their beautiful, often many petalled, repeat-flowering blooms and enticing, rich fragrances, there are now over 200 rose varieties…

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Discovering Dahlias

    Today’s the Day! Help us celebrate the launch of the new Floret book, Discovering Dahlias “Life is always a rich and steady time when you are waiting for something to happen or to hatch.”– E.B. WhiteSkagit     After February’s heavy snowfall, we can feel Mother Nature clapping her hands and saying, “Okay,…

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Roses For 2021

Roses have arrived and are now available in Greenhouse #5, and our selection is vast and diverse. And, thanks to modern-day hybridizers who strive to develop the healthiest varieties without compromising the eternal beauty of the bloom and bush, we have curated this year’s Rose List by bringing together a collection of roses unique in…

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Growing Citrus

The wonderful fragrance and luxury of citrus in bloom may be exactly what 2021 ordered. When you think of the cool environment of the Pacific Northwest, you don’t necessarily think of it as a place to grow citrus. What may come to mind instead is the sunny terrain of southern California or Florida, where it…

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Home Orchard

By John Christianson   We are fortunate to be able to offer the finest fruit trees in the country, grown right here in the Skagit Valley. The W.S.U. Mount Vernon Research Station has trialed hundreds of fruit tree varieties over the years to suggest the best ripening and disease-resistant types west of the Cascade mountains.…

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2020 Christmas Collection

  The holiday season has arrived and gift-giving has never been easier! Christianson’s Nursery Christmas Collection has plentiful gift ideas that will inspire you to start checking off your “nice list.” Take a look!     Donna Hay’s “Christmas Feasts and Treats” Donna Hay makes Christmas cooking and entertaining so easy, with this must-have collection…

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Rent Mason Bees

We love our friends at RentMasonBees.com so much, we want to spread the pollinator word/ Want to unique gift for an avid gardener?  Send them a gift of Mason Bees! Order now for the holidays and you can print a gift certificate to mail or put under the Christmas tree. Then, in the spring of…

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Holiday Cactus

Schlumbergera truncata: Thanksgiving or Christmas Cactus? Yes, Thanksgiving cactus exist, and yes, they are different from Christmas cactus. If you have a Christmas cactus that blooms in November, it might not be the plant you think it is.  Thanksgiving cactus has broad, flat leaves with pointy or slight serrations on the edges, and bloom from…

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Skagit Valley Harvest Loop

October 23, 2020   Here’s a neat article that connects Skagit Valley’s bountiful harvest of pumpkins, local foods, and autumn leaves by freelance blogger, Steph Forrer. Produced by MagicPNW All the Fall Feels on the Skagit Valley Harvest Loop!  

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