Classes & Events at Christianson’s Nursery
Yes, we are an essential business. We are open! Christianson’s Nursery continues to use protective measures as recommended by the CDC to “flatten the curve,” including in-store retail being limited to 25%, social distancing, hand washing, and wearing face masks. In accordance with the most recent WA State mandate effective 11/16/20, Christianson’s is requiring face coverings throughout all open and enclosed areas on nursery grounds, including the Garden Store, Conservatory, and Primrose Antiques & Gifts Shop. We also recognize those who are medically exempt from wearing facial masks and are doing our best to respectfully accommodate our customer’s needs.
Here are several interesting and educational free gardening webinars at Christianson’s Nursery (Skagit County) that we hope you will include in your listings for January, February and March. Thank you!
15806 Best Road / Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Marketing, Public Relations and Events Manager / Christianson’s Nursery
Stephanie.Christiansons@gmail.com / 360-466-3821
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All educational gardening webinars are complimentary.
For reservations, please visit our Classes & Workshop at www.ChristiansonsNursery.com or call 360-466-3821 or 800-585-8200.
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Rose List 2021, Available now! Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Roses are our passion. Christianson’s Nursery carries over 500 varieties of new and returning roses with diversified groups of top-rated roses for our climate. The groups include hybrid teas, grandifloras, floribundas, climbing, groundcover, David Austin English Roses, rugosa, and old garden roses. Reference our Rose List 2021 (attached) as a quick reference for a particular color, or group such as the new honey mustard and antique brown colors as well as fragrant roses. Visit the Nursery or contact the Garden Store at 360-466-3821or 1-800-585-8200 to pick up a copy of the Rose List 2021 or download it at www.ChristiansonsNursery.com/plants/roses.
Terrariums Webinar, Saturday, January 23, 11:00 a.m. – noon. The word “terrarium” stems from the Latin terra, meaning “earth,” and its resemblance to an aquarium. Mid-winter, when outdoor gardening seems so far away, is a perfect time to create a terrarium. A basic kit or components for making your own terrarium– pre-selected container, plants, decorative objects, and soil – may be pre-ordered and picked up ahead of time from the Garden Store for $34.98 (this is the exact kit that will be used in the webinar, pictured here) or simply use components from around the house. Wash containers and organize items, then log into the webinar using the provided link on our Classes & Workshops page 5 to 10 minutes early to follow step-by-step instructions alongside Christianson’s staff member, Lily Hirdler. Webinar fee: Complimentary. To register, visit our Classes & Workshops page on www.ChristiansonsNursery.com/events/classes-workshops/.
Birds of Winter, Saturday, January 30, 11:00 a.m. – noon. The farmlands and wetlands, estuaries and marine waters, prairies, and forests of the Skagit Valley provide the wintertime habitat needs for hundreds of bird species, including trumpeter swans, snow geese, bald eagles, and peregrine falcons, among countless others. Experience the variety and abundance of birdlife that make the Skagit Valley a treasured birding destination in this webinar with Birds of Winter non-profit founder, Jedidiah Holmes. Webinar fee: Complimentary. To register, visit our Classes & Workshops page on www.ChristiansonsNursery.com/events/classes-workshops/.
Seattle Rose Society Workshop, Saturday, February 13, 10:00 a.m. - noon. Webinar #1: Pruning & Rose Selection, 10:00 -11:00 a.m. In this webinar, learn specific cuts to remove dead or broken stems for increased air circulation in the rose bush, and how to remove thin or weak growth. Rosarian Jeff Wyckoff represents the Seattle Rose Society and will review virtuous rose varieties that are easy to care for as well as those that are disease resistant in the Pacific Northwest. Webinar #2: Rose Placement & Disease Control, 11:00 a.m. – noon: Rosarian Jeff Wyckoff sheds light on the amount of sun required for healthy rose plants and their need for intermittent fertilizing in both spring and summer. Discover both organic and safe soap spray remedies to keep your roses free from pests. Webinar fee: Complimentary. To register, visit our Classes & Workshops page on www.ChristiansonsNursery.com/events/classes-workshops/.
Propagating Perennials, Saturday, February 20, 11:00 a.m. – noon. Have you ever admired a plant and taken home a snippet only to have it wither a week later? Or, perhaps you have an heirloom peony or a long row of daylilies lining a driveway that you want to share with a neighbor or friend but don’t know where to begin digging? Christianson’s staff member, Becky Paulik, will guide you through stem, root, and leaf cuttings, divisions, and the intricacies of seeding perennials. Learn from Becky’s long-time nursery career about using the correct tools and proven techniques for successful perennial propagation. Webinar fee: Complimentary. To register, visit our Classes & Workshops page on www.ChristiansonsNursery.com/events/classes-workshops/.
A Fascination for Hellebores Christianson’s Fifteenth Annual Winter Festival, Saturday and Sunday, February 27th - 28th, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Christianson’s Nursery, 15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon. Now through April, when most perennials are slumbering in dormancy, hellebores are in full bloom with flowers that provide color and interest in the garden. Known as the Christmas or Lenten rose, hellebore’s cheery characteristic soothes a barren garden bereft of life and reinstills hope for warmer months ahead. Now available in endless varieties with endearing forms likened to single petal roses, both Helleborus orientalis and Helleborus niger are fit for winter survival from pot to ground. Discover your hellebore style by visiting the Propagation House during this year’s Winter Celebration. Visit the Nursery or www.ChristiansonsNursery.com
or contact the Garden Store for more information at 360-466-3821 or 1-800-585-8200.
Fruit Tree Pruning, Saturday, February 27, 11:00 a.m. – noon. Trees need pruning for two primary purposes: to provide structure and to allow light channels throughout the tree so that fruit can mature properly. Skagit Valley Master Gardener, Claudia Wells shares pruning techniques that will instill confidence in new home gardeners to do it themselves as well as dive into the science and art of pruning fruit trees. Webinar fee: Complimentary. To register, visit our Classes & Workshops page on www.ChristiansonsNursery.com/events/classes-workshops/.
Vermiculture, Saturday, March 6, 11:00 a.m. – noon. Worm bin composting produces odor-free compost for only a little investment and a whole lot of kid-fun! It is not only a convenient way to keep organic waste (veggie scraps, eggshells, etc.) out of the landfill and return it to the garden, but it gives worms “free eats” to break materials down into nutrient-rich soil to grow more veggies in the garden. Farm manager, Rachel Berryman will layout basic materials and methods needed to feed your wiggly earth-friendly worms at home. Webinar fee: Complimentary. To register, visit our Classes & Workshops page on www.ChristiansonsNursery.com/events/classes-workshops/.
Roses for 2021, Saturday, March 13, 11:00 a.m. – noon. The rose is America’s most popular flower and is one of the very oldest in cultivation. There are thousands of different rose varieties to lure us with their history and fragrance. In this webinar, John Christianson and staff rosarian, Nancy Stewart review methods for rose selection, rose placement, along with their care, and also share their favorite new roses for 2021. Discover a rose that intrigues your imagination and take notes on varieties that are recognized for their fragrance, disease-resistance, ease of care, and those well suited for the Pacific Northwest. Webinar fee: Complimentary. To register, visit our Classes & Workshops page on www.ChristiansonsNursery.com/events/classes-workshops/.
Growing Giant Pumpkins, Saturday, March 27, 11:00 a.m. – noon. If the excitement around growing a super-size tomato, squash, sunflower, watermelon, or vegetable is thrilling, imagine growing the largest ‘Atlantic’ pumpkin in the Pacific Northwest! President of the Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers Club, Lee Roof coaches beginners on growing giant fruits and vegetables and offers up advanced tips for the hobbyist. Attendees receive pumpkin seeds after class. Begin planting next month and consider entering your giant pumpkin, squash, flower, or vegetable in this year’s Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Webinar fee: Complimentary. To register, visit our Classes & Workshops page on www.ChristiansonsNursery.com/events/classes-workshops/.