Open Daily: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

July 4th Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Happy 4th of July! 

"Summer breeze makes me feel fine..." .
-Seals and Crofts

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 top dealers showcasing the best in antiques, vintage and collectibles.   Our dealers are individually selected for their quality of hard-to-find goods and creative displays.  The fair includes antiques (100+ years old), retro and vintage.   
Schedule of Events:  
Purchase V.I.P. Tickets ($10 pp)
  On Line  or at the Garden Store.
Friday Night, August 11th, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
In partnership with Hellam's Vineyard & Evolve Chocolate, V.I.P. ticket holders will enjoy early customer shopping throughout all four event sites along with three pairings of wine (white, rose and red) with three flavor profiles of chocolate truffles; "Lavender Love" (lavender blossoms, organic lemon swirled in a white, Guittard chocolate), "PNW "Kafe Kirsch" Cherry, Coffee, Hazelnut in dark organic Theo chocolate, and "Melange" Elderflower Liqueur dark organic Theo chocolate ganache dipped in white, Guittard chocolate. 
Saturday, August 12th, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Antique Fair & Vintage Market opens to the public.  Our Fair is expanding to include the North Meadow Field, creating a 'Boot Sale' (vendors selling from the back of their trailers, cars and trucks).   Lots of treasures to be found!  Have a trailer, car or truck from which to vend?  Favorable rental spaces for $50 in the North Meadow Field are now available. 

Register on line at or pick up a registration form in our Garden Store. Questions? Email  or contact Stephanie at (360) 466-3821.  

Primrose Antiques & Gifts 
"Primrose is a beautiful place to dream in a happy spot"-Customer, Barbara

You know how it is when you're packing for a camping trip and it seems like it will never end? There are so many details to remember, so many trips back and forth between the house and car. And then it happens - that exhilarating moment when the packing is done and the fun begins!  
That's a bit how it felt here at Primrose as we prepared the shop for summer. For weeks, we made trip after trip from our stockroom out to the shop, often questioning if summer would ever really arrive. We're happy to report that the shop is fully-stocked with a bounty of summer 'essentials' - sun and garden hats, body scrubs, soothing creams, picnic baskets and blankets, summer blouses, scarves, and beautiful vintage clothing and accessories for weddings and garden parties.  
Mark your calendars!
Our next Happy Home Hour event is coming up on
Monday, August 21st, from 5:30 - 6:30 pm
The demonstration starts at 5:30 pm but you are welcome to arrive early,
mingle, shop, and enjoy snacks and refreshments.
The topic for August's event will be:
'Summer-Into-Fall: Decorating Tips for Porches, Entryways & Mantels'
If you'd like to be added to our Happy Home Hour mailing list, please send an email to: and simply say 'Sign me up!' 
For now, we wish you a summer filled with many happy, relaxing moments. So, slip on your sandals, pack your sun hat, and swing by for a visit. We'd love to see you!

"Ask John!"

John loves hearing from his customers and do they love to ask him questions! Each conversation features an actual question submitted from someone like you!    

Q:  Hi John, Recently I had a red puffy rash on my face after pulling weeds. My doctor said a man was hospitalized for handling the same plant I did. It looks like a rhododendron leaf, bright green, shiny, has a long tap root and is difficult to pull out. Do you know the name of this noxious plant? -Marci
A:  Dear Marci, I honestly can't think of any shrubs causing dermal toxicity. By your description, it sounds like Daphne Laureola: similar leaves and taproot. In absence of seeing the flower or bringing in a leaf it is hard to guess what it is.
I would consider bringing a sample to WSU Research Extension near the airport. Maybe they can identify it for you.
Let us know what you find out.

Thank you, John! I googled Daphne Laureola and it looks like the plant I have. -Marci
Have a garden-related question?
Listen to "The Garden Show", Sunday Mornings with John and Mike               
AM 660 KAPS * FM 102.1 KAPS* 10:30 am
 July Classes in the Schoolhouse
Register for classes at the Garden Store or call:
(360) 466-3821 or 1-800-585-8200

Life learners go to school on Saturdays!! 

Saturday, July 1

Developing a Hummingbird, Butterfly & Bee Friendly Garden
1 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $8, reservations required 
Saturday, July 8 
Beneficial Insects
a.m. - noon
Class Fee: $8, reservations required

Saturday, July 15
Nativars: Cultivars of our Native plants 

11 a.m. - noon
Class Fee: $8, reservations required

Saturday, July 22
Summer Pruning
11 a.m. - noon
Class Fee: $8, reservations required

Greenwood Garden Club
Garden Clubs Meet at the Nursery

Surrounding yourself with like-minded people and things you love is a quintessential experience in life.  It gives us inspiration and impetus to do more of the same.  Garden clubs have known this for years. 

Christianson's invites your garden club to host its next meeting at the Nursery! Choose from two lovely venues at no cost: The Schoolhouse and rose garden create a living English garden scene with many spectacular roses blooming throughout the summer and several picnic-styled tables on which to enjoy lunch.  As the Greenwood Garden Club experienced, the Greenhouse, with it's restored antique architecture amidst vibrant annuals and perennials and hanging baskets is an enchanting experience to discuss club events and host a light bite. 

You are sure to be inspired by both environments!  Call, or email to reserve space at the Nursery for your upcoming garden club meeting:  (360) 466-3821

"We might think we are nurturing our garden, but it's our garden that is really nurturing us."

- Jenny Uglow

             Garden Image Courtesy of Kathy Hirdler
 July Specials

 July 1-6
"Lemon Sale"
ugly plants with beautiful futures: Nursery seconds at greatly reduced prices 50% - 70% off

July 1 - 9
hanging baskets, geraniums, impatiens, petunias, fuchsias, lobelia and more annuals in packs, 2-inch and 4-inch pots 40% off  
July 10 - 19
Our huge selection of summer-blooming favorites includes "hortensias", lacecaps, oakleaf and peegee tree forms 20% off
July 20 - 31
Summer Herbs
basil, lavender, oregano, parsley, sage rosemary and thyme...and much more 20% off 

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