Vol. 1, Issue 1
October-December 2016

Fall is a time for transitions and we are transitioning Garden Notes into the Garden Gazette. It will be delivered into your in-box when each issue of the printed Gazette comes out. Garden Notes is now delivered to your in-box as a monthly reminder of up-coming sales and events in between the Gazette. We hope this will bring more consistency between the printed and e-mailed newsletters.

Another transition is I will no longer be the editor. I am moving on from Christianson's to a new job in Seattle. It's been a pleasure sending out this newsletter to you and writing my introductory article each month. I hope you found my posts informative and entertaining. I'm sure whoever takes this fine newsletter from here will provide you with interesting content in their own voice, as the Nursery continues to grow and evolve.

Thank you all for your support these past three years.


Debra Lacy,  Editor
Certified Professional Horticulturist

Fresh Cider Pressing 
Saturday, October 1, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. 

Art Alive! & Holiday Open House 
November 5-6
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Special Wine and Hor d'oeuvres Party
Friday evening, November 4
5 - 8 p.m.

Twenty-First Annual Holiday Tea & Arrival of Father Christmas 
November 26

For more information and a schedule of events visit our web site at www.christiansonsnursery.com 

The Northwest Flower & Garden Show will be held in Seattle on February 22 - 26, 2017 with the theme 'Taste of Spring'.

Tickets for the show will be  available for purchase in our Garden Store starting December 15 (ticket prices are $17 for early bird tickets and $22 during the dates of the show). As always, we will be offering 'Flower Buses' so you can gather your friends and enjoy going to the show without the stress of driving and parking. The Flower Buses will be going to the show on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, February 22, 23, and 24, leaving the Nursery at 8:30 am and returning at approximately 6:00 pm. The cost of a combination show ticket and bus ride is $52. Please call the Nursery to make your Flower Bus reservations (360-466-3821).

Tickets to the Northwest Flower and Garden Show make great Christmas gifts for your favorite gardeners.


Q. What happens when two guys from Manhattan get lost on an apple-picking adventure in upstate New York?

A. They buy a two-hundred-year-old-mansion, foster 60 goats and, with the help of new friends and neighbors, start making goat milk soap.    

From there, the Beekman Boys were off and running. Their company, Beekman 1802, has grown into a phenomenal success. In addition to goat milk skin care products, they now sell artisanal cheeses, kitchenware, bedding, rugs, cookbooks, clothing, and much more.

Beekman 1802 is now available at Primrose!

Made with natural goat's milk and botanical-based ingredients, these wonderful skin care products come in a variety of lovely fragrances, are free of chemicals (including parabens and sulfates) and are made in the USA.

In addition to Beekman 1802  soaps and hand creams, Primrose also carries their delightful book
'The Bucolic Plague: How Two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers''

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  
Fall is the best time of the year for planting!

October 1 - 20
Conifer Sale 
tall and dwarf evergreens, including spruce, fir, cypress, pine and junipers 
25% off

October  21 - 31
Hedging Sale
laurel, boxwood, photinia, Japanese holly, Leyland cypress, privet and arborvitae
25% off

November 1 - 30
End-of-season sale 
many varieties still available 
50% off

November 1 - 17 
Ground Covers 
Kinnickinnick, ivy, juniper, salal, Cotoneaster,
Vinca, Pachysandra and Euonymous
25% off

November 18 - 30 
Winter and Spring flowering
Camellias in bud or bloom
1-gallon to 5-gallon sizes
20% off

December 1 - 31 
Christmas Holly 
Traditional English holly plus many rare and
uncommon varieties 1-gallon to 6-foot sizes 
Christmas Rose 
(Hellebore niger in bloom!)
20% off 
Debra Lacy, Editor
15806 Best Road
Mt Vernon, Washington 98273
15806 Best Road
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Open Daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Starting November 1
open until 5 p.m. 
In Print 

We encourage all our customers to plant in the Fall. Trends have moved away from this recommendation, but trees, shrubs or hardy perennials planted from 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 the temperatures are above 42 degrees. Fall planting gives plants a head start on growth and plants will need less water during the following dry, summer season.
A colorful Spring garden planted in tulips and daffodils requires planning and planting in October and November. Our Spring flowering bulbs are now being stocked in the Garden Store. Information is on the boxes about early, mid-season and late flowering varieties that will make it possible to extend the season from late March to May. We have many sought-after varieties to choose from, so don't hesitate to come in for the best selection.  
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