Hellebores Galore!

Hellebores Galore!

After my garden goes to sleep in the fall I look forward to the approach of winter. Tucked among the ferns are some of my favorite winter blooming perennials: hellebores. I love seeing the evergreen leaves throughout the year and excitedly wait for flowers to emerge during a season when there is little else in bloom.

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 fruit trees and flowering ornamental trees and shrubs, all at a great discount during our Early Spring Sale. Many of the varieties of fruit trees and berries that we have in stock now won't be available later in the year!

Winter Pruning Tips

Winter Pruning Tips

Winter is a fine time to prune many trees, shrubs, perennials, and ornamental grasses. Arguably, it's the best time, as you can more easily see the "bones" of the garden, worry less about damaging smaller, neighboring plants, and it gets you out of the house to do something physical. 

A Guide to Succulents & Cacti

A Guide to Succulents & Cacti

Many succulents and cacti have been cultivated to be excellent, slow-growing houseplants that need little care. This guide only touches on few of the many varieties available, but it’s a good place to start if you’re interested in learning more about these fascinating plants.

The 9 Best Low-Light Plants for your Home or Office

The 9 Best Low-Light Plants for your Home or Office

Often, we just don’t have sufficient light indoors to make our plants the happiest they can be. The plants we fall in love with are not always the ones that are well-suited to the spaces we want to put them in, unfortunately. If this sounds all too familiar, then you're in the right place. Let's talk about what I've learned about the plants that are best for low light (most are low maintenance, too)!

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

2018 was definitely a busy year at Swansons! We wrote about many of our adventures on our blog, with topics ranging from planting a pollinator garden in the parking lot, to visiting a food forest in Bothell, to raising backyard chickens. As 2018 comes to a close, we thought we’d share some of our favorite blog posts from the year with you. We hope they can inspire you and guide you in your own gardening adventures!

7 Things To Do With Your Tree After Christmas

7 Things To Do With Your Tree After Christmas

The holidays are winding down and despite the desire to keep your beautifully-decorated Christmas tree as a centerpiece in your living room forever, at some point (sob!) it's gotta go.   Here are 7 ways to transform your tree into a critter-feeding-&-sheltering-kid-entertaining-garden-mulching-protecting thing of wonder this year, courtesy of our friends at Horticultural Magazine.

A Thoughtful Holiday Gift Guide

A Thoughtful Holiday Gift Guide

We’re here to help make your holiday gift giving a breeze and, dare we say it, fun! Whether you are trying to come up with thoughtful gifts for your family, friends or coworkers (or maybe you’re shopping for yourself!), we’ve rounded up the ultimate list of our favorite presents at Swansons. We have something for everyone on your list to enjoy, whether they are a gardener or not.

Caring For Your Poinsettia

Caring For Your Poinsettia

Few plants signal that the holidays are here quite like the poinsettia. These colorful plants have a lot going for them with lush foliage that offers instant festive holiday ambiance. Whether you opt for a traditional style or take home a new variety that boasts dramatic colors and patterns, each plant has its own cheerful flair. Keep reading to learn more about why our poinsettias are top-quality, and how you can keep them looking healthy and beautiful at home.