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Swansons' Autumn Project, Part Two: Our New Parking Strip

Swansons' Autumn Project, Part Two: Our New Parking Strip

Last time we reviewed the basics of planning a large planting project, from checking the availability of light and water (Step One: Evaluate Your Space) to determining your gardening style and how much you can accomplish with your budget (Step Two: Make a Plan). This week it's time for Step Three! Let's look at what we did here at Swansons to advance our Autumn Project: revamping our parking strip.

Swansons' Autumn Project, Part One: The Planning Stages

Swansons' Autumn Project, Part One: The Planning Stages

September is Autumn Project Month at Swansons Nursery and we know that early autumn is the best time to tackle those planting projects you've been meaning to do. The air and soil are still warm but the rains are coming - a perfect balance for new and transplanted plants to grow, become established before winter, and thrive next year and beyond. We've been busy helping you with your autumn projects and now we're doing one of our own.

Thanks for a Great Event!

Thanks for a Great Event!

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.

Dedication & Art Installation at the Ballard Boys & Girls Club

Dedication & Art Installation at the Ballard Boys & Girls Club

After all the hard work, the new art garden and parklet are finally ready to be enjoyed by the community. Last week we held a dedication ceremony attended by Swansons, Curator PR, the Ballard Chamber of Commerce, local Press and, most importantly, kids, staff and families of the Boys & Girls Club.

New Art Garden and Parklet for the Ballard Boys & Girls Club

New Art Garden and Parklet for the Ballard Boys & Girls Club

For the past six weeks, a team here at Swansons Nursery has been working with Curator PR on a community landscaping project for the Ballard Boys & Girls Club. We've been busy re-imagining the existing entry as a welcoming and interactive garden and parklet for club members and their families and this past week we weeded, dug, planted and watered until we dropped.