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Planning & Planting the Autumn Garden

Planning & Planting the Autumn Garden

I’ll let you in on a little gardener’s secret: late summer through early autumn is the perfect time for many kinds of garden projects, including incorporating edibles into the landscape. We are so lucky in the Pacific Northwest to be able to grow veggies nearly year-round. There are a wide variety of cool-season veggies for autumn and early-spring harvest and now is the best time to plant perennial edibles like berries as well.

Creative Screening For Privacy

Creative Screening For Privacy

Everyone likes a little privacy. We want to feel like at least some part of our garden is a private oasis, a place where we can go to relax and leave the cares of the world behind. That doesn't necessarily mean building a fortress of walls around your yard. In fact, there are many creative options for privacy screening.

Digging Deeper 2014: Swansons' Nursery Year In Photos

Digging Deeper 2014: Swansons' Nursery Year In Photos

Thanks to everyone who was a part of this amazing year at Swansons! We launched a blog, started the Grow With Us Project, interviewed Seattle gardening celebrities, created kitty-friendly planters for a houseboat, pruned, weeded, planted and enjoyed the fruits of our labor. Here's a quick look at 2014 in photos from Digging Deeper. And this is just a taste of our year! See A Year in Photos, our Facebook album, for more fun.

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.

Plant Style: A New Botanical Lookbook Unveiled for Autumn Project Month

Plant Style: A New Botanical Lookbook Unveiled for Autumn Project Month

With a nod to the fashion world, we are unveiling our first-ever digital botanical lookbook, which captures the beauty of a specially chosen collection of perennials, trees and shrubs that will soon be highlighted at the nursery for Autumn Project Month

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.