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Our Information Desk staff is on duty every day! If we can’t answer your question directly, we’ll do our best to help you find the answer. Please note that any Swansons staff member on the floor can assist you when the Desk is busy.
can call or email questions to free, local garden
information sources such as Seattle
Tilth’s Garden Hotline, King
County Master Gardener's and the University
of Washington Botanic Gardens’ Plant Answer Line.
Consider a consultation with a professional landscape designer or garden coach to visit your site and help you set a plan of action. Many offer a 1- or 2-hour visit which can answer a lot of your basic questions, for a relatively low fee. We have references for those services.
Information Sheets: (over 100 additional titles available at our Information Desk or through our website)
Plant Availability Calendar
Gardening Information and Help Center for plant and gardening
Join us for our Seminars throughout the year such as:
"Your Vegetable Garden" -
"Gardening Basics" - series
"Putting Your Garden to Bed"
and many others...
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months) with garden tips, coupons alerts for weather protectionand
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Of course, Swansons Nursery is on Facebook and Twitter. Join the discussion!
Are you new to any type of gardening, or just new to gardening in the Northwest?
These books and websites are helpful
in general, but especially for explaining the specifics
of our Western Washington climate and growing conditions...
Gardening Guide - compiled
by Seattle Tilth, a "must
have" resource for Northwest gardeners with a month by month
planting guide with recommendations
on varieties that do well locally.
Seed Company's Catalogue -
A Northwest favorite, full of great information as well goodies
Sunset’s Western Garden Book - the holy
writ of western gardening.
Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades - by Steve
Solomon, founder of Territorial Seed Company.
Timber Press Guide to Gardening in the Pacific Northwest
of Washington Botanic Gardens
Great Plant Picks
Garden blogs such as Valerie Easton’s “Plant Talk”
Our very own SwansonsNursery.com, of course!