We’re always excited to learn about what our friends and customers are up to in the garden. Finding out what other gardeners are thinking about and doing inspires us. Conversations lead to new ideas and new ways of gardening. What are you up to in the garden this fall? Are you contemplating any projects? We’d love to hear all about it!
So here we are again my friends, but you know what they say about birds of a feather, right? Beyond the cardboard wall big things are afoot for our intrepid little brood. The chicks are literally growing like weeds so we've recently opened things up to give the girls more room to move about. We don't want them feeling too "cooped up" (pun intended)!
On August 28th, at our Autumn Project Preview Event, each and every guest was entered into a drawing for a Swansons Autumn Garden Makeover. Our lucky winner - we'll call her Joy - was elated to hear that she would receive not only $1000 in Swansons plants and products, but help from start to finish: from an initial site visit to design consultation to prep, planting, and advice about care and maintenance.
Last night's Autumn Project Preview Event was a huge success, and we owe it all to YOU! Over 300 of Seattle's savviest gardeners descended on Swansons Nursery to enjoy first access to the exciting new plants brought in especially for Autumn Project Month and featured in our fabulous botanical lookbook.
It's been a hard week here at Swansons. We are so sad to say that we lost one of our chicks at the beginning of the week. Flower had always been our most delicate chick, but we had strong hopes that she would grow stronger each day and pull through. Unfortunately, she was just too weak and, despite all our care, she didn't make it. We are glad to see that the other chicks are doing well and growing each day.
Spring has arrived and so have the chickens! Please bring the whole family and help us welcome our feathery little friends to the neighborhood. We guarantee they will put a smile on your face! We have four chicks this year - two Black Star and two Barred Rock - all from Portage Bay Grange Feed & Mercantile right here in Seattle. In these pictures they are just 5 days old...