My Favorite Roses

My Favorite Roses

I'd like to share my observations about some of my favorite roses, which I currently enjoy both in the garden and in bouquets at home. The first rose I planted was 'Altissimo' because I thought it best to start with a red rose.  By autumn of that year, I was sold on roses. The rose grew about 6 feet, had large deep red flowers that continued to bloom all summer, a moderate fragrance and large hips of a glowing orange suitable for fall bouquets.

7 Pacific Northwest Garden Trends For 2017

7 Pacific Northwest Garden Trends For 2017

We're ready for something new and exciting in the garden (and in our homes) this year! So we tracked down our experts, perused publications, and came up with a list of our 7 favorite trends for the new year.

The Bare Necessities: Everything You Need To Know About Bare Root

The Bare Necessities: Everything You Need To Know About Bare Root

February is "Bare Root" season at Swansons and this means now is the best time to find an extensive selection of roses, fruit, and flowering ornamental trees and shrubs, all at a great discount. Many of the varieties of fruit trees, roses, and berries that we have in stock now won't be available later in the year!

The Winter Garden

As I approached the winter garden, the enjoyable scents started filling my senses. The garden was alive with various shades of flowering hamamelis (witch hazels) and the Garrya ellipitica was feeling proud to display its sensuous catkins letting me know the alders will be soon to follow.