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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Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off 2020

It’s Official!  The Weigh-Off Continues… As you may already have discovered, this year’s Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival in its traditional form has been canceled. As much as we regret having no community celebrations, we are now taking pre-registration forms from growers to compete in the Weigh-Off (only) and will award the top-winning cash purse…

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Fall is For Planting

As the summer garden begins to wane, there are many things that need buttoning up for the Autumnal months ahead such as harvesting the last of the summer garden vegetables as well as tilling and preparing the soil to plant cold season vegetables including kale, cabbage, lettuce, collards, spinach, carrots, and fava beans. Now is…

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Visit the Animals

Did you know there are all sorts of animals to see while visiting Christianson’s Nursery? As you stroll the grounds, we invite you to visit our eclectic and entertaining family of animals. Be sure to stop by the Propagation House to see pairs of African Ring Neck doves housed in oversized antique aviaries.  Did you…

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Enjoying the Summer Garden…

Gardeners are an industrious breed. By nature, we are proactive and tend to scan areas in the garden for the next step to take before any guide or handbook advises us to do so such as getting the winter garden planted or pre-ordering seeds and bulbs for Fall.   But, what is equally as important…

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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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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 Open daily, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Governor Inslee recently announced we will no longer require facial covering after March 12th. We are so excited to see your smiling faces! Christianson’s Nursery continues to adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines and appreciates when our customers do the same.   Are you open?  …

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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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