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Christianson’s Nursery Press Release April – June 2020

Yes, Christianson’s Nursery is an essential business.  Yes, we are open!

Open daily, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

In our great efforts to prepare for spring and the delivery of beautiful and healthy blooming plants, trees and shrubs, Christianson’s Nursery is also using protective measures as recommended by the CDC to “flatten the curve”, making it easier for our customers to continue visiting our outdoor environment.  We appreciate when our customers do the same and use social distancing while you shop.

Read COVID-19 answers to customer’s most frequently asked questions at

-John and Toni Christianson


Christianson’s Nursery

15806 Best Road / Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Stephanie Banaszak, Marketing, Public Relations, and                      Events Manager

Ph 360-466-3821

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Reservations and fees are required for most classes. Learn more about our classes, events, and services at

For curbside pick-up and plant requests, email our staff at, or visit the Nursery using social distancing and masks, or call 360-466-3821 or 800-585-8200.

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Custom Containers April – June 2020.  Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. There may be no better way to show your outdoor style than with a beautifully designed floral container for your porch or entryway.  Christianson’s Nursery offers custom-designed containers for patios, terraces, walkways, front porches, decks, and tabletops (based on our available inventory).  Our custom containers include the appropriate soil and time-released fertilizer so your plants will thrive through the season.  Bring your containers into the Nursery or purchase from our vast selection.  Our designers will consult with you on color preferences and the location of your containers (sun or shade) so they are created to your liking.  Charges are determined by the cost of the plants and soil, with an expert designer labor charge of $60.00/hour.  To schedule a design consultation, contact custom container designers Elissa or Laura at 360-466-3821.


Mother’s Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 9 – 10, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Although the coronavirus has re-shaped all Mother’s Day celebrations this year, it can’t stop you from celebrating the Mothers in your life. Here are a few gift ideas to make gift-giving a quick and easy process. Consider bringing home a blooming dogwood tree for a special Mother’s Day gift. All varieties will be 20% off during Mother’s Day Weekend. Unique to Christianson’s Nursery is our flowering hanging cedar baskets (created by our in-house designers) whose repeating blooms will bring enjoyment throughout summer. For a small delight pick up one of our tiny violas potted in vintage teacups with matching saucers, or choose a flowering planter basket in a colorful combination, both located near the Garden Store entrance.  For those who have specific plant lists or those who may have time restraints, arrange a curbside pick-up service for a seamless shopping experience at Christianson’s. Learn more about our easy-to-follow instructions at and consider new ways that we can bring Mother’s Day to you.


Christianson’s Curb Side Pick-Up, Daily, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. To further accommodate our customers’ convenience and safety, we are now offering a curbside pickup service!  Simply email us your plant list to, including your phone number and we will confirm availability.  After we select your plants, we will call you to arrange payment, pick-up date, and time.  Once you arrive at the Nursery, simply call us and we'll bring your order to your car.


Evening Gardening Classes, 6 – 7 p.m. Class fee $8. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Christianson’s new Evening Gardening Classes will extend your day of gardening into the warmth of the evening. We invite you to attend evening gardening classes on the first and third Wednesdays in June, July, and August, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.  All evening classes can be identified by the date and time below each class title.  Now, let’s look at these wonderful gardening classes that are offered this June at Christianson’s


Raised Bed Gardening, Wednesday Evening, June 3, 2020, 6 – 7 p.m. Class fee $8. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Learn how to build a raised bed with minimal materials, equipment, and cost.  Understand all the basic aspects of creating and maintaining a raised bed garden by adapting foundational horticultural concepts to suit your specific circumstances. Sarah Wagstaff of SUOT Farm and Flowers will give you the confidence you need to create a beautiful, productive growing space that will last for years.


The Great Succulent Migration, Saturday, June 13, 2020, 11 a.m.- noon. Class fee $8. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Self-sufficient, low maintenance, and adaptable tropical and subtropical succulents continue to be a phenomenon. Perfectly suited to a changing climate, succulents grow in wonderous fractal forms. We often limit our use of succulents to indoor container planting, but did you know about the varieties that may be grown outdoors?  Our Houseplants and Grasses Buyer, Eric Andrews, brings some varieties outdoors where they develop more vivid color and interest than their housebound counterparts.  In class, learn specific transplant methods about this diverse plant group, both in the ground and in containers, along with some of Eric’s favorites.


Rock Gardens, Wednesday Evening, June 17, 2020, 6 – 7 p.m. Class fee $8. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Transforming an unsightly slope or rocky mound in your garden is easier when you have the right plants and know-how.  Skagit County Master Gardener, Dixie Mitchell presents a slideshow featuring the history of rock gardens with specific examples from Skagit Valley.  Her instruction will focus on the home gardener's challenge to choose plants that are best suited for sun and shade and point out low-maintenance ground huggers that don’t mind poor soil but do need good drainage to survive.


A Rosy Day Out; Seventeenth Annual Rose Festival, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Complimentary. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Rose experts from around the Pacific Northwest will gather at the Nursery to offer gardeners current information on the hottest trends in roses and rose care. At 11:00 a.m., we are pleased to host floral designer and owner of Seattle’s Casablanca Floral, Maura Whalen, who will “romance the rose” and share trade secrets on cleaning, conditioning, arranging, and extending the life of cut roses.  At 1:00 p.m., the U.S. Sales Executive Rebecca Koraytem will discuss the glorious aspect of fragrance in many of David Austin rose varieties. All presentations will be held under the Big Tent in our Schoolhouse Garden. The highlight to our Rosy Day Out will be gregarious keynote speakers Ciscoe Morris and John Christianson (aka “The Rosebuds”) who will talk about their favorite roses and rose companions.


Skagit Symphony Garden Tour; Featuring the home garden of Toni and John Christianson, Sunday, June 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Tickets $25. Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Skagit Symphony’s Garden Tour, “Gardens of Note” hosts an all-day, at-your-own pace garden tour of several local, private and public gardens, featuring the home garden of Toni and John Christianson.  Tickets will be available for sale at the Garden Store and will benefit Skagit Symphony programs.

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