Growing Citrus

The wonderful fragrance and luxury of citrus in bloom may be exactly what 2021 ordered. When you think of the cool environment of the Pacific Northwest, you don’t necessarily think of it as a place to grow citrus. What may come to mind instead is the sunny terrain of southern California or Florida, where it…

Camellias

Camellia sasanqua ‘Pink-A-Boo’  If you have been looking for a perfect shrub for your garden, look no farther than the Camellia. These hardy, low maintenance, evergreen shrubs look wonderful on their own or when paired with a companion plant to help create strikingly beautiful combinations in the garden. The several basic types of Camellias are:…

A Fascination for Hellebores

Christianson’s 15th Winter Festival Saturday and Sunday, February 27 – 28, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Now through April, when most perennials are slumbering in dormancy, hellebores are in full bloom with flowers that provide color and interest in the garden. Known as the Christmas or Lenten rose, hellebore’s cheery characteristic soothes a barren…

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…

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…

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…

COVID-19 FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions As of February 12, 2021   Yes, we are an essential business.  We are open! Open daily, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Open until 6:00 p.m. beginning March 1) Christianson’s Nursery continues to use protective measures recommended by the CDC to “flatten the curve,” including in-store retail being limited to 25%,…

February Specials

  Roses; our peak selection of rose varieties! (Cover page: Joseph’s Coat, Climbing Rose)   Monday, February 15 – 28, antique, English, climbing, and drought-tolerant rugosa roses are 20% off   Leonardo da Vinci, Floribunda   Sally Holmes, Climbing    

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. …