Vol. 1, Issue 3
November 2016
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 Garden Notes

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy,
and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.

- William Arthur Ward

John and I would like to thank you, our many loyal customers, for keeping our dream alive. Working with our staff of plant enthusiasts and our eager customers, we find ourselves surrounded by people who are not only contributing to the health and beauty of our planet, but are also some of the nicest people we know.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Toni and John

Holiday Open House and Arts Alive

Wine and Appetizers
After-Hours Party in our Conservatory

Friday Evening, November 4
5 - 8 pm

Holiday Open House and Arts Alive
Saturday and Sunday, November 5 and 6
10 am to 4 pm

Ten local artists, demonstrations, fresh-pressed apple cider, live music on Saturday
from noon to 3 pm, and much more!

Holiday Tea, Father Christmas, and
Holiday Wreath Making Classes 
Saturday, November 26
Noon - 5 pm

For reservations for the Holiday Tea
and Wreath Making classes, please call us at
1-800-585-8200 or 360-466-3821

Full details about all these events are provided on the 'Upcoming Events' page on our website   


Saturday, November 12, 11 am - noon
Reservations required (class fee: $8) 
Independent Wreath-Making
Sunday, November 27 - December 24
9 am - 3 pm
Reservations highly recommended


Independent Wreath-Making
Sunday, November 27 - December 24
9 am - 3 pm
Reservations highly recommended

The Creation of a Japanese-Inspired Garden
Saturday, December 3, 11 am - noon
Reservations required (class fee $8)

Swans of the Skagit
Saturday, December 10, 11 am - 12:30 pm
Reservations required (class fee $8)
As of 11-1-16, this class is already half full 
Snow Geese of the Skagit
Saturday, December 17, 11 am - noon
Reservations required (class fee $8)
As of 11-1-16, this class is already half full 

To register for classes,
call 360-466-3821 or 800-585-8200

Visit the ' Classes & Events ' page on our website
for full class descriptions.
When we give cheerfully and 
accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.
- Maya Angelou

Join us as we ring in the holiday season at our Holiday Open House!  Primrose will be a Winter Wonderland, filled with treasures new and old.
We hope to inspire your creativity and enthusiasm for this season of thanksgiving and good cheer.

The celebration kicks off on Friday night,
November 4, with a Wine and Appetizer after-hours party from 5 - 8 pm. Our Open House festivities continue throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday, November 5 and 6.
We hope you'll join us!

(visit our website for full details) 
ar moires, cupboards, tables and chairs  
small treasures and gift items from England and France
seasonal antiques for decorating and entertaining 
garden urns, cloches and tools
French floral fabrics and hemp and linen sheets
  European bridal tiaras and coronets
antique and vintage gowns, camisoles, and accessories  

Fancy Goods
one-of-a-kind gifts 
  home decor for everyday, special occasions and holidays
specialty soaps, lotions and bath products  
  decorative candles  seasonal paper napkins
hats from practical to fancy   ❁   jewelry   ❁   umbrellas, totes and travel bags   ❁   ladies clothing
fine linens, kitchen towels and aprons  
  kitchen accoutrements and edibles
books   ❁   music   ❁   greeting cards  

November 1 - 30
Roses - 50% off 
End-of-season sale. Many varieties still available.  

November 1 - 17
Ground Covers - 25% off  
Kinnickinnick, ivy, juniper, salal, Cotoneaster, Vinca, Pachysandra and Euonymous
November 18 - 30 
Camellias - 20% off  
Winter and Spring flowering Camellias in bud or bloom.
1-gallon to 5-gallon sizes

December 1 - 31
Christmas Holly - 20% off 
Traditional English holly plus many rare and uncommon varieties.
1-gallon to 6-foot sizes.

December 1 - 31
Christmas Rose - 20% off 
Hellebore niger in bloom!  

Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.

 - Native American Saying 

15806 Best Road
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Open Daily 9 am to 5 pm

This is the perfect time to start forcing bulbs for color in your homes or for holiday gift-giving. Our Garden Store has a great selection of indoor bulbs, including hyacinth, amaryllis, and paperwhites, which we have in traditional white varieties as well as the cheerful yellow Narcissus Paperwhite 'Grand Soleil d'Or' (see image below).  

C olorful Spring garden bulbs can still be planted in November and our Garden Store has many varieties to choose from. Come on in and we'll help you select the best bulbs for your garden and pots.

    Bulb planting


Speaking of pots, we have 10 pallets of garden pottery arriving in the middle of November.  Garden statuary and pots make wonderful gifts, especially when the pot is filled with bulbs or paired with a lovely plant or gift certificate.  


We encourage all our customers to plant in the Fall. Trends have moved away from this, but a tree, shrub or hardy perennial planted in Autumn to early Winter will put on some root growth and settle in before it begins to put on top growth in the Spring. In fact, roots will continue to grow throughout the winter whenever temperatures are above 42 degrees. These Fall plantings will have a head start on plantings made next Spring and will need less water during the coming seasons.