Open Daily
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Bare Root Season is Here!  

 
 
January through March is bare root season at Christianson's and that means big savings on trees, plants, and shrubs for your garden, including fruit, flowering and shade trees, hydrangeas, lilacs, cane fruit and some herbaceous edibles such as strawberries, asparagus and rhubarb.  Bare root plants cost less because there is no soil and container, which often adds up to 50% more to the price.  
 
To plant; dig a hole twice the diameter of the root system and no deeper than its length. Make sure the graft union, down at the base of the stem, is several inches above the soil. Break up and loosen the soil before replacing it around the roots.   
 
Ask one of our Nursery experts about how to properly condition and plant a bare root tree or shrub while you're here.
 
To inquire, visit the Nursery or call 360-466-3821 or 800-585-8200

 
 
"A new heart for a New Year, always!" 
~ Charles Dickens
 

Happy New Year!

As much as we love the holiday season, there's something exhilarating about the arrival of a brand new year. Just as we are doing in our own lives, the Primrose team is beginning to envision the possibilities for the year ahead.  What initially feels overwhelming is actually quite energizing!  We're brainstorming new ideas, designing, sketching, setting goals, organizing, making lists, and getting our ducks in a row.

Along those lines, we would love to hear from you about what you'd like to see in Primrose this coming year.  Are there things we could do to improve your experience with us? What do you especially enjoy about the shop? Are there specific products or brands you'd like us to carry? Your feedback is always greatly appreciated, but especially now as we are planning for the year ahead. Please email your feedback to Eve Boe, our Primrose Manager, at  eve.christiansons@gmail.com.  Thank you!
 

 

Featured in Primrose this January...

Darn Tough Socks!
 
We just received a big new shipment of these wonderful merino wool socks and they are as cute as they are comfy. Best of all, they are guaranteed for life (seriously!). We have a great selection of styles in both women's and men's socks, and they are perfect for gardening, birding, winter sports, or simply keeping your feet cozy at home on these wet, cold days of January.
 
 
 
 
'All Things Holiday' Sale
Through January 13
 
Save 50% off all holiday items, including ornaments and holiday decorations, cards, 2019 calendars, soaps and lotions, candles, napkins, and more!
 
We wish you all the best in the coming new year.
May it be filled with good health, happy  homes, memorable adventures, peace and joy, and warm feet always!
 

Northwest Flower & Garden Festival 2019
 
"Gardens of the World" is this year's pink and purple floriferous theme for the Northwest Flower & Garden Festival. The Festival occurs on February 20 - 24, 2019, and tickets are on sale now at the Nursery's Garden Store. Early bird prices are $19, and $24 during the dates of the show.  
 
Enjoy the ease and comfort of riding a coach bus to the Flower and Garden Festival. The Flower Buses leave the Nursery on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, February 20, 21, and 22, at 8:30 a.m. and return at approximately 6 p.m. The cost of a combination show ticket and bus ride is $58.  
 
For reservations on the Flower Bus, visit the Nursery or call 360-466-3821 or 800-585-8200

January & February  
Class Offerings  
For reservations, visit the Nursery or call  
360-466-3821 or 800-585-8200
     
 
Propagating Perennials
Saturday, January 26, at 11 a.m.  
Class fee $8
Please check in at the Garden Store before class
 
Have you ever admired a plant and taken home a snippet only to have it die a week later? Or, perhaps you have an heirloom peony or a long row of daylilies lining a driveway that you want to share with a neighbor or friend but don't know where to begin digging?  
 
Christianson's staff member, Becky Paulik, will guide you through stem, root, and leaf cuttings, divisions, and the intricacies of seeding perennials. Learn from Becky's long-time nursery career about using the correct tools and proven techniques for successful perennial propagation.

  
Kokedama Workshop
 
Saturday, February 2, at 10:30 a.m.
Class fee $30
Please check in at the Garden Store before class
  
   
Kokedama, simply translated, means "root ball", and  is a style of Japanese Bonsai in which a plant's root system is wrapped in moss and bound with string, transforming it into a living sculpture.
 
Using a 6-inch Asplenium nidus, or 'Bird's Nest' fern, instructor Megan Brauner will demonstrate how to create your own living sculpture to use as a beautiful accent for any room in your home. Bring gloves and pruners.
  
For more class offerings, click here 
 
 
"Ask John!"
 
John loves hearing from his customers and do they love to ask him questions! Each conversation features a question submitted by someone like you.     
 

 
   
Q:  Hi John,  
 
Can you plant in the winter months?  If so, what do you recommend?  Thanks. 
 
-Hannah, Snohomish, WA 
 
 
A:   Hello Hannah,
 
Winter is an excellent time to plant hardy trees and shrubs.  As long as the ground is not frozen, you are safe to plant.  Popular in January are the Witch Hazels, Dogwoods, Magnolias, and Coral Bark Maple trees.  
 
There are many bare root plants that are offered right now through the winter months at the Nursery.  Choose from bare root fruit, trees and flowering shrubs, all at the best prices of the year!    
 
You can freshen up your outdoor containers with blooming Hellebores, winter heaths, pansies and fresh primroses. 
 
Best,
 
- John Christianson  
 
Have a garden-related question? 
Email us:
Stephanie.Christiansons@gmail.com
Listen to "The Garden Show" with John and Mike
Sunday Mornings at 10:30 a.m.
KAPS
AM 660 and FM 102.1   

~ January Specials ~ 


January 2 - 31

House & Conservatory Plants
tropical plants for the home or greenhouse
(free repotting with plant & pot purchase)

25% Off
 
 
A Fascination for Hellebores
 
Saturday and Sunday, March 2 and 3
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Keynote speaker, Riz Reyes,
Saturday at 11 a.m.
 
Our Hellebore offerings will pack our Propagation house to the brim with a beautiful display throughout the weekend with exciting new varieties, such as 'Rosemary' with its upright, striking pink blooms, along with tried and true favorites like 'Madam Lemonnier' whose early-blooming huge flowers brighten up the garden. Enjoy a lovely weekend discovering varieties to keep your garden blooming throughout winter!
  
Christianson's Nursery
15806 Best Road Mount Vernon, WA  98273
 (360) 466-3821 or 1-800-585-8200
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