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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Christianson’s Homemade Molasses Cookie Recipe

1  1/3 cup butter 2 cups sugar 2 eggs 1/2 cup molasses (dark) 4 cups flour 4 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 2 tsps cinnamon 2 tsps ginger Beat butter until soft and add sugar; add one egg at a time, then molasses.  Combine all dry ingredients together and sift.  Add several tablespoons at…

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Holidays and Paper Whites

Paper whites are a popular indoor plant for winter and the holiday season.  It’s festive to see a vase or basket of paper whites on display at a people’s houses when little other is blooming. Paper whites (Narcissus papyraceus, a sub-species of Narcissus tazetta) are a member of the same family as daffodils, and resemble…

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November 2017

Holiday Open House and Art’s Alive! Friday, November 3, 5 – 8 pm Saturday and Sunday, November 4 and 5, 10 am – 4 pm   Friday Evening, November 3 5:00 p.m. – 8 :00 p.m. This November weekend has become a popular highlight of Skagit Valley’s holiday season. To celebrate the beginning of the…

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The Results Are In for 2017 !

  The Results Are In for 2017 Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off!   What a spectacular participation and weigh-off event at the Nursery last Saturday!  Congratulations to the winners (listed below) for growing the biggest giant pumpkins to ever be entered into the weigh-off! First place winner and new record holder, Mr. Jim Sherwood with a 1,702-pound…

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Gorgeous Plant Combinations for Fall Gardens

Fall is the best time to choose plants for their brilliant autumn foliage-as well as planting trees, shrubs, perennials and ornamental grasses.  Sun-loving Japanese Maples steal the show in fall as their changing of colors range from apple green to dark crimson.  There are many varieties to choose from and now is an excellent time…

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Tomorrow is the 2017 Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival!

John Christianson talks about the upcoming fun tomorrow at the 2017 Skagit Valley Pumpkin Festival! Click here to watch! Please note event times listed below: 9 am – noon: (entry deadline-noon) Entrants register for the Giant Weigh-Off categories and Amateur Pumpkin-Carving Contest 9 am – 3 pm: The Scone Lady & Stompin Grounds Coffee 11:00…

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Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival 2017

        Saturday, September 30     Christianson’s Nursery is partnering with Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers (PNWGPG) to host the 7th Annual Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off with over $2,000 in prizes! * Amateur Pumpkin Carving Contest * Pumpkin Doodling* Harvest Food * Pony Rides with Lang’s Traveling…

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