Don’t count your giant pumpkins until they’re harvested

By Ciscoe Morris Special to The Seattle Times I’LL NEVER FORGET the year I challenged my co-workers at Seattle University to a pumpkin-growing contest. The prize for the biggest pumpkin was a stash of extra-large peanut butter/chocolate chip cookies, one from each losing contestant. The pumpkin I grew turned into a real honker, probably weighing…

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Trees, Shrubs & Grasses for Fall Color

A great, reliable tree that makes an extra strong statement in fall, Red Maple (Acer rubrum varieties) offers gorgeous red, orange, or yellow end-of-the-season leaves.  But Autumn color shouldn’t be limited to Fall Maples. Perennials offer unusual appeal in the garden and bring color to your landscape on a small scale without using specimen trees.…

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My Hubby, the Fashion Icon

The women in our family always have fun teasing John about his fashion sense. I knew there was a problem when I first met him but it was part of his charm. The charm being, he is too busy enjoying his life to care about his clothes. That enthusiasm for life was very attractive to…

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You never know what may happen at work…

What happened today at the Nursery deserves to be shared. My co-worker, Victoria, brought to work a darling little puppy that she discovered was neglected by someone she knew.  She explained it needed a better home and it was her hope that by showing it to people here she would find a more fit parent.…

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Boost Your Brain Power With Gardening

A month ago, we received a lovely email from one of our customers concerned for others afflicted with fibromyalgia.  She stated that gardening has helped her work through symptoms with her chronic illness by providing her with a type of physical activity that has proven to be highly therapeutic.  She believes gardening benefits the mind,…

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Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse Hanging Baskets

When is a Christianson’s custom hanging basket like a flower arrangement? When it’s designed and planted by one of three women (Laura, Elissa or Toni) who have over fifty years of combined experience with flower arranging and basket planting. We are careful to plant wonderful combinations of color and foliage texture in the five-hundred plus…

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Christianson’s Annual Antique Fair & Vintage Market

Christianson’s  4th Annual Antique Fair & Vintage Market Friday and Saturday, August 11 & 12 4th Annual Antique Fair & Vintage Market at Christianson’s Nursery Friday Night and Saturday, August 11 & 12 Four event sites: Schoolhouse, Primrose Antiques & Gifts, Christianson’s Nursery and North Meadow Field.   We are proud to present the Northwest’s…

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10 Tips to Saving Cold-Damaged Plants

With our cold blasts that hit this winter, you may have damage to your plants.  Follow these 10 steps to ensure they survive.   1.) Resist Action:  Winter-stunned plants need to be left alone for a while until weather warms. 2.) Don’t Over Do It:  Don’t overwater a winter-damaged plant, as the roots may be…

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Primrose Antique and Gift Shop

      Primrose Antique and Gift Shop.   “Collect things you love, that are authentic to you, and your house becomes your story.”  – Erin Flett  

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Thank You!

John and I want to thank everyone who has recommended our Nursery to fellow gardeners looking for unusual plants. Not a day goes by that we do not hear from someone looking for a hard-to-find plant. John will order just a few of each of the rare plants that he can find because he loves…

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The Garden In November

By Rachel Anderson, Certified Professional Horticulturalist The garden in November tends to not be very beautiful. I don’t mean to be a Negative Nellie here but take a look around. Perennials that haven’t yet been cut down for the season languish in varying states of decomposition and frost blackened leaves smell strongly of decay. Most…

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The Garden In October

By Rachel Anderson, Certified Professional Horticulturist One of my favorite things about being a gardener is knowing that nothing stays the same.  Things change all the time, whether it’s because of something big like the changing of the seasons, or something small like when the delphiniums all begin to bloom at the same time, hogging…

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