April inside Primrose Antique & Gifts

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”  – Leo Tolstoy   As we turn the calendar to April, it feels like a switch has flipped. The air is filled with birdsong and sweet fragrances, the Skagit Valley tulip fields are bursting into color, and our gardens are coming to life. It’s a time of…

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Skagit Valley’s Tulip Season Arrives!

A tulip update from RoozenGaarde, the largest flower bulb grower in North America: “A few early tulip blooms are now in bud and we expect to see them showing some color very soon. Cool weather is in the forecast, so their bloom could be another week away – but we do expect some color as…

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The best bare root selection of the year is now 20% off already low prices! Choose from fruit, flowering and shade trees, berries, lilacs and hydrangeas!   “Farmers Hope New ‘Cosmic Crisp’ Will Be America’s Next Top Apple” Move over, Honeycrisp and Red Delicious: Farmers have a new apple they hope will be the next…

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Garden Planning Guides 2018

It must be January.  Stacks of seed catalogs clutter the kitchen table along with new seed packets from the Nursery.  All of them needing consideration for when to be planted.  With so many choices, it can still be somewhat overwhelming. Thankfully, there are two no-fail resources I consider for my garden planning year after year: …

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It’s Bare Root Season!

January through March is bare root season at Christianson’s and that means it’s time to save on the plants you plan on adding to your garden this year. Many plants (fruit, flowering and shade trees) are available as bare root selections. After dormant plants are dug up, growers wash the soil off the roots and…

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Our Carefully Cultivated 2018 Rose List is Here!

Have you been thinking about which roses you will add to the garden next spring? We have and encourage you to start planning! Our rose buyer, Nancy Stewart, is already mapping out hundreds of roses to bring in for the winter of 2018. “We are making a strong effort to carry the range and depth…

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10 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays… Just Like the Ones Our Grandparents Used to Know

Embrace the attitude and traditions of an earlier   generation for old-fashioned holiday fun! Experiencing an old-fashioned holiday season centers on choosing what really matters to you. Reflecting back and practicing meaningful traditions not only pays homage to relatives and friends with whom you shared time, but also shapes the traditions you practice today.  Consider…

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Holiday Wreath Making!

Deck the halls with your own handmade wreath with ease by using our wreath-making machine! We provide a stunning array of fresh greens and berries (sold by the pound) or bring your own. The cost of one small wreath form beginning at 6-inches to 16-inches in diameter is $7 and 18-inches to 24-inches in diameter…

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Poinsettias

Poinsettias – the most beautiful Euphorbia Christmas trees and evergreen wreaths are sentimental favorites for the holiday season. However, not all plants tied to the holidays are conifers. Poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima), a sub-tropical plant native to Mexico and Guatemala, are also considered a mainstay symbol of the holidays. The ‘flowers’ of Poinsettia plants are actually…

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10 Steps to Winterize Your Garden

10 Steps to Winterizing Your Garden We’ve entered the blustery wet month of November. I don’t know about you, but I always feel energized and uplifted when the wind is blowing, and the leaves are flying like spinning dervishes all around. As I follow the leaves, they lead me to consider the following steps to…

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