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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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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