Open Daily
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
It's Time to Think BIG!

Saturday, September 22, 2018,  9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Christianson's Nursery is partnering with Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers (PNWGPG) to host the 8th Annual Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival. 
Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off * Pony Rides * Face Painting *
Family Carnival Games * Toad Races * "Bat's Incredible" Class
* Pumpkin Carving Demonstration
* Pumpkin Doodling with Pauline * The Scone Lady

* Beer Garden with beer by the Rockfish Grill & Anacortes Brewery
Benefits and sponsored by the La Conner Library Foundation  

                                                                                                                 What's new for 2018?
  • A Beer Garden featuring local seasonal brews produced and served by Rockfish Grill & Anacortes Brewery. The Beer Garden is proudly sponsored by and benefits the La Conner Library Foundation.
  • Christianson's staff member, Fred Bell, will be carving a design on a pumpkin throughout the day, starting at 9 am, using only hand tools.

This year's winner will receive $1500
for the largest pumpkin of the weigh-off!

First Place Giant Pumpkin Winner $1500
 2nd Place-$750
3rd Place-500
4th Place $200
5th Place $100
6th Place $50
7th Place $50
8th Place $25
9th Place $25
10th Place $25
George Dill Prettiest Pumpkin $100

The Giant Pumpkin Commonwealth, a world-wide organization designated to record world records, stated: 

"There were 107 sites for weigh-offs around the world in 2017. Second place most improved site with a 67% from 2016 was Christianson's Nursery Weigh-off in Mount Vernon, Washington."

Winner's Circle 2017

The magic thing about home is that it feels good to leave,
and it feels even better to come back."
- Wendy Wunde r
Featured in Primrose this month...

The Comforts of Home

After living out of a suitcase, sleeping in unfamiliar places, and trying to be the perfectly tidy house guest when staying with family and friends, it's always indescribably wonderful to be home - back in our natural rhythms, back in our familiar spaces, and back in our own bed!   And in this crisp first month of autumn, our beds feel cozier than ever. We're adding extra throws, comforters and pillows, turning on reading lamps, and switching out flip-flops for bedside slippers. 
This cozy'fication spreads to the rest of our homes - and lives - as we fill the firewood box, turn on the tea kettle, and curl up under our favorite lap blanket.
Here in Primrose we not only appreciate the comforts of home, we believe that these simple comforts give us the good cheer and fortitude to face whatever may come, be it autumn chores or blustery winter nights, or all the festivities that fall in between.  
If there was a 'Comforts of Home' pyramid schematic, at the tip-top would be a good night's sleep in a cozy bed - a nd that's where we can help! This month  Primrose is featuring a lovely selection of throws, pillows, duvet covers, vintage quilts and Eiderdown comforters, as well as other 'comforts of home' essentials, such as candles, comfort food cookbooks, seasonal home decor, and much more.  
As they say on the radio, "We'll leave the light on for you!"

 September Gardening Classes

Marty Wingate:  
The Education of a Garden Traveler
Saturday, September 8
11 a.m. - noon 
reservations required
class fee: $8 
photo courtesy of Lisa Lomsdalen 
Digging, Dividing and Storing Dahlias  Saturday, September 15
11 a.m. - noon 
reservations required
class fee: $8 
     Do It Yourself Fall Container Workshop 
 Saturday, September 29
10:30 a.m. - noon 
reservations required
class fee: $85

Register for classes visit the Garden Store or call us
(360) 466-3821 or 1-800-585-8200 

"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, is Fall a good time to fertilize my rhododendrons and azaleas?   
-Anonymous phone caller 
A: There are two times of the year you should feed both rhododendrons and azaleas: February, before they bloom and June, after they bloom.
By fertilizing plants at these times, it encourages growth and blooms for next year.  A basic rhododendron & azalea fertilizer, like E.B. Stone, with a percentage of 6:4:3 works well. Although it is most effective in February and June, you may still apply it safely now.
- John Christianson  
Have a garden-related question? 
Email us:
Listen to "The Garden Show" with John and Mike
Sunday Mornings at 10:30 a.m.
AM 660 and FM 102.1   

~ September Specials ~ 

September 1 - 16
Fall is for Planting Sale
Perennials, Hydrangeas, Roses and Vines
25% Off
September 17 - 30 
Fruit, Flowering and Shade Trees 
Rhododendrons and Azaleas  
25% Off

"Summer ends, and Autumn comes, 
and he who would have it otherwise would 
have high tide always and a full moon every night"

-   Hal Borland
Christianson's Nursery
15806 Best Road Mount Vernon, WA  98273
 (360) 466-3821 or 1-800-585-8200
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