holidays

A Scandinavian Christmas

A Scandinavian Christmas

Swansons Nursery has Scandinavian roots and so do two of our veteran employees: Inger and Rolf. Both of whom have been with us over decades and have helped shaped Swansons to be the warm and welcoming place it is today. As the holidays approach, we would like to share the stories of their Christmas traditions. God Jul!

Reindeer Festival Opening Weekend Recap

Reindeer Festival Opening Weekend Recap

The Opening Weekend of our season-long Reindeer Festival was the perfect way to jump into holiday cheer! We had a host of family activities over Opening Weekend! Little ones were never short on things to do. Saturday and Sunday morning we had the best craft workshop!

Thanks For Helping Us Kick Off The Holidays!

Thanks For Helping Us Kick Off The Holidays!

Saturday night was our annual Holiday Party, a night of socializing, shopping, toasting the upcoming holiday season with wine and cider, and taking camel and reindeer selfies - usually after a glass or two ;) Check out our slideshow of party photos at the bottom of the post.

This year was even better because we were lucky to be able to partner with Whole Foods Market to throw a benefit event for the Ballard Food Bank. After our Summer Nights at Swansons events, which helped support both Ballard Food Bank and Whole Kids Foundation, it was a little like a reunion! 

Salmon Says: "Buy A Living Christmas Tree!"

Salmon Says: "Buy A Living Christmas Tree!"

The idea grows in popularity every year — enjoying your living tree indoors during the week of Christmas, then planting it in your garden or in an outdoor container after the holidays, to enjoy for years to come.

23 Books For A Winter's Day

23 Books For A Winter's Day

 With our recent chilly temps and current dreary, grey drizzle, it feels like the perfect time to stay inside and cozy up with a mug of tea and a good book. With that in mind, I offer up a curated selection of Swansons' literary offerings, available in our conservatory gift shop. From cookbooks to gardening classics to gorgeous coffee table books, there are more than enough choices to while away the long rainy season.