- My family loves Swansons and we go there several times a year. They put on a great show for the kids. Before Halloween we bring the kids for the little hay maze. During the holidays we visit for Curly the camel, the reindeer, Santa, and the train set. It has a special place in our family history due to all the photos we've taken. Fun!
- Fantastic professionals. I've come here with sad little plant leaves trying to diagnose what the heck is going on with my plants. The team is super helpful at figuring out the problem and giving me reasonable solutions. Don't forget their #askswanson Twitter hashtag so you can ask questions via Twitter.
- Hands down the best quality plants in Seattle. Very pleasant shopping experience. Appropriately priced!
- Just a great place to buy beautiful things for your garden, and super knowledgeable staff to answer questions about the plants and keeping them happy.
- Good for anyone on the north end. I find their delivered bulk products to be expensive, but if you're in a pinch, they are a good option. The store also has supplies for ponds/fountains if you have any built into your landscape.
- My favorite place to feed my addiction to buy indoor, outdoor plants, and garden decorating. They have a great plant AND specialty soil select. Soil bags come in multiple sizes for big and small projects.
When you can chase someone down, I find them more helpful than some of the other local nurseries.
- Great selection of indoor & outdoor plants, friendly & helpful staff, and a sweet gift shop to boot.
- Good selection, knowledgeable and available staff. Good seasonal classes.
- This is my favorite shop and nursery in the city of Seattle. I have been coming to this store for all my garden and gifts for 27 years. The staff is friendly, knowledgable and I always come away a happy, informed customer about any or all my gardening needs. The gift shop buyer knows what is on-trend and keeps an eclectic array of home decor and accessories to please most anyone. It is truly a gem!!
- Super cute little plant shop. It's a bit on the pricier side, but I love to just roam and take pictures. It's close to my apartment and a great option if you don't have a car to get to other cheaper nurseries when you want a plant pick-me-up!
- I've now done two bamboo installations and Stan helped me hook up some really beautiful bamboo, along with the requisite root barriers. (The nursery is also a great place to play hide and seek if you have young children).
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Welp, looks like we may need to make lemonade out of lemons and relocate for the winter. Since I became an over-zealous plant parent this year, I n...
about 1 month ago
My mom has her hanging baskets stored at a nursery during the winter months. Have you considered trying some of the local nurseries to see if they do this? It might be helpful.
Maybe ask the building who does the planters? Or a neighboring building? Those landscape services may have a service plan. Depending on the plant type, you may also only need someone every 3-4 weeks so it shouldn't be too pricey. A neighbor?? GOOD LUCK!
I'm by no means a professional but I am a fellow plant enthusiast. I could possibly help out if you run out of options :) LMK!
Does anyone know if Honeycrisp and Fuji apple trees will pollenate each other?
4 months ago
That’s great. Honey bees and bumbles typically won’t pollinate trees. Mason and American bees will. Masons are usually spring bees. So most are already moving back into hibernation. Remember to give them both a water and mud source.
They do pollinate each other. Some growers recommending planting a Crab Apple tree in between apple trees as bees love them and it helps pollination all around. Here's a cool link that you can check for all sorts of information on fruit trees orangepippintrees.com/polli...
Thank you @susanstocker!!! That's a super helpful resource.
Not exactly a professional but...
Where are you buying holiday wreaths this year? What's fresh and ethically sourced?
8 months ago
@Lizprc City People was the overwhelming suggestion from people off-list. Thank you!
I am a volunteer photographer for Soulumination and they are having their annual wreath sale as we speak. They provide professional photo shoots to families who have gravely ill children. It is an amazing organization. They collect all their greens from volunteers who bring in things from their yards etc. Then, volunteer artists go to work and create incredibly unique and beautiful wreaths. All sizes and price points. 100% of the proceeds go toward continuing to fund their mission. I got mine and it is stunning. You can find the details at soulumination.org
I did a study way back in grad school on the carbon benefits/drawbacks of different types of Christmas trees. I would put wreaths in the same category as Christmas trees, as long as they come from farms. The biggest winner for Christmas trees are the ones that can be planted again, but cut trees came out ahead of fake ones because of the carbon benefit of growing the trees for several years that would not happen if people did not buy Christmas trees. If you have a fake tree, or wreath, then get a good one that will last as long as possible. So, long answer is as long as the wreaths come from a sustainable tree farm, they should be fine.