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Best Watering Practices for Your Northwest Garden

Best Watering Practices for Your Northwest Garden

Do you know what the No. 1 cause of poor health or death of plants (especially new plantings) is? It's not disease. Not unexpected freezes. Not mistakes made during planting. Watering, you say??? Aww, you looked at the title of the post — yes, it's insufficient or incorrect watering. These living organisms you've just planted can be delicate and demanding, and neglecting their water needs, even briefly, can undo all your hard work getting them planted.

A Leafy Road Trip: Visiting One Of Our Growers In Oregon

A Leafy Road Trip: Visiting One Of Our Growers In Oregon

With fall just around the corner, I accompanied our Tree and Shrub Buyer, Gabriel Maki, on a visit to a few of our favorite Oregon growers to check out some of the plants they are raising. Many of the plants we saw will be at their peak and in full bloom this fall.

Framed for Murder: Not the Pests You Might suspect

Framed for Murder: Not the Pests You Might suspect

Dear Friend,I am writing to you today to ask your assistance in righting an egregious wrong, which has been foisted on an innocent population for decades — nay, centuries. It's time to set the record straight.

Fifty Shades of... Well, Shade

Fifty Shades of... Well, Shade

Your Attention Please: the Puget Sound region has shady areas. We Northwesterners want to garden, shade or no shade. We try to garden under lots of really big trees, on the north sides of the ever-increasing quantities of tall buildings, and in the shadows of a host of other structures.

Look Who's Growing With Us!

Look Who's Growing With Us!

This spring, Swansons Nursery launched the "Grow With Us” project to help people get the most out of their garden spaces. This free, online service offers personalized plant ideas, tips, and advice from our seasoned pros to help make your garden projects a success. We see it as a natural extension of what we already do for our customers here at the Nursery.

Exciting News! The 'Grow With Us' Project Has Now Launched

Exciting News! The 'Grow With Us' Project Has Now Launched

Here at Swansons, we have been busy thinking about ways to better share our expertise with gardeners of all levels. We are as excited as you are about your garden projects, so we have created an innovative new way to connect, offer advice and ideas, and share your success. After much behind-the-scenes planning, we are thrilled to announce our newest endeavor: the 'Grow With Us' project!