Water Gardens; Hardy & Tropical Water Plants

Are you into little water gardens in a big way? Water plants, or plants that have adapted to living in aquatic environments, are now available in both hardy and tropical varieties and in various sizes at Christianson’s Nursery. What’s the difference between hardy and tropical water plants? Water lilies, cattails, iris, pickerel weed are examples…

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Primrose Antiques & Gifts Now on Etsy!

A promise of the unexpected… now on Etsy! Primrose Antiques & Gifts Shop on Etsy opens their Etsy doors so you can now shop hand-curated, hard-to-find, one of a kind items 24-hours a day. Antiques will follow the lead of the European Garden aesthetic that Toni and John Christianson have cultivated over the years at…

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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 FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions As of August 20, 2021   Yes, we are an essential business.  We are open! Open daily, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Governor Inslee recently announced an expansion of the statewide mask mandate to all individuals in indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status beginning Monday, Aug. 23. Christianson’s Nursery continues to…

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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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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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