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Falling into Autumn at Christianson’s Nursery

An Essential Business,
Christianson's Nursery is Open Daily
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Winter Hours Begin November 1
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Falling Into Autumn
'Frisia' Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)
Camellia sasanqua 'Pink-A-Boo'
If you have been looking for a perfect shrub for your garden, look no farther than the Camellia. These hardy, low maintenance, evergreen shrubs look wonderful on their own or when paired with a companion plant to help create strikingly beautiful combinations in the garden.
The several basic types of Camellias are: (1.) winter-blooming Camellia sasanqua, (2.) spring-blooming Camellia japonica, (3.) Camellia interspecific hardy hybrids, and (4.) Camellias for tea, Camellia sinensis (flowering now). All provide very attractive flowers that stand out in contrast to their thick, serrated, high gloss leaves.
Fall is the perfect time to plant Camellias. They prefer full to partial sun and should be watered in well for the first two years until established.
This week at the Nursery, we received many different varieties of Camellias, including several espaliered and hybrid species that feature a wide range of growth habits from dwarf to large and spreading.
October, here's to you.
Here's to the heady aroma of the frost-kissed apples,
the winey smell of ripened grapes,
the wild-as-the-wind smell of hickory nuts
and the nostalgic whiff of that first wood smoke.
- Ken Weber
‘The frost is on the pumpkin’ is an understatement! The transition from summer into fall has seemed especially abrupt this year, and the vibrancy and beauty of this new season has invigorated the Nursery and found its way into Primrose. Here are just a few highlights of the new things we’ve brought in that we’re especially excited about:
We have a bumper crop of seasonal cookbooks and baking books, as well as soup mixes, kitchen towels, local jam, and beautiful vintage pie dishes and rolling pins. Let the comfort food season begin!  
Ask John!
John loves hearing from his customers and they love to ask him questions! Each conversation features a question submitted by someone like you.
Q: Hi John,
We purchased two Jasmine plants from you in early spring this year. They are both so beautiful and have grown well over the summer. Question; what should I do over winter to keep them safe from dying? One is potted and sits on our deck and the second one is planted in the ground. Look forward to hearing from you.
Many thanks,
Kim W., Mount Vernon, WA
A: Dear Kim,
Jasmines are one of the most exotically fragrant vines we offer. Winter hardiness depends on the type. I might guess you have Star Jasmine, the most popular one, that flowers all summer.
In the ground, they are reasonably hardy, except in the coldest areas - north in Whatcom County would be more challenging, as would Sedro Woolley and east. They prefer full sun.
In pots, you would need to bring them indoors if temperatures drop below 30 degrees. The roots are not as hardy as the tops. Prune them lightly in March, fertilize in April, and enjoy blooms all summer long.
Happy Gardening,
John Christianson
October Classes & Tour
Easy Autumn Soups
Saturday, October 10
11:00 – noon’ish
class size limited class fee: $15
please check-in at the Garden Store before class
Fall Color Walk with John Christianson
Saturday, October 17
11:00 – noon
tour size limited, complimentary
please meet at the Schoolhouse
Winter Traditions Continue!
Visit for upcoming classes,
workshops, and winter traditions.
For reservations, email us or call 360-466-3821
Curbside Pick-Up Service Continues
For those who have specific plant lists or gift ideas and would prefer not to shop in person, we continue to offer curbside pick-up service. To learn more about it, visit Curbside orders require 48 hours turnaround.
Please note: Christianson’s Nursery is an essential business. We practice social distancing even while wearing masks and appreciate it when our customers do the same.
October Specials
Fall is For Planting!
October 1 – 15
Conifer Sale
tall and dwarf evergreens,
including spruce, fir, cypress, pine,
and junipers
20% off
October 16 – November 1
Hedging Sale
laurel, boxwood, photinia,
Japanese holly, Leyland cypress,
privet, and arborvitae
20% off
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