January Tips for nw gardeners


Feed the birds! Our feathered friends are grateful for some extra food right now. Try our birdseed and suet "ornaments" to give your yard a holiday touch.

Want a little winter color? Hardy Cyclamen and Winter Pansies look amazing peeking out from the snow!

Re-purpose your Christmas tree to help attract wildlife and give them a place to rest. Learn more here.



Time to start planning the 2017 veggie garden! Check our blog category Edible Gardening for helpful posts about all things edible.

Beets and carrots can often stay in the ground in winter for storage. Frosts can make some root vegetables even sweeter!

Cut back brown asparagus fronds to 12 inches, then mulch generously in February.


January is the perfect time to bring a little green into your home. Don't have a green thumb? Try these 5 Easy Houseplants & see more articles on the Indoor Gardener section of our blog.

Love your houseplants? So do we! We'd love to see pics. Share the love on our Facebook wall, or on Twitter and Instagram with #heyswansons!


Try to limit traffic on frozen grass and wet, saturated soils.

Clean debris such as needles from the lawn. They can make the area overly acidic.


Plant Care Library

At Swansons, we’re dedicated to growing the smartest, hippest, and healthiest gardeners in the Pacific Northwest. Below is a library filled with pages on what we grow in Seattle. Just remember, we were all novices once, and no one knows it all. So enjoy, keep learning, and happy gardening!

Looking for more Pacific Northwest gardening resources? Here is a list of our community partners.