Vander Giessen's Garden Blog

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Improve Your Lawn and Add Extra Interest to Your Garden

As a lawn and garden enthusiast, I find spring particularly invigorating—new life is bursting forth throughout the garden, shrubs and trees are in bloom and the lawn is waking up from a winter’s sleep. As you start to tend the yard and work up your flower beds again this spring, here are some tips to keep things looking their best as well as a few of my favorite new plants [...]

Pre-order Your Lynden Baskets Now

Here at Vander Giessen Nursery, we take pride in the beautiful, unique hanging baskets we grow in our greenhouses each year. With dozens of different color combinations available, we have a hanging basket for just about any taste. If you're looking for the perfect Lynden Basket to give your mom--or yourself!--this spring, we're busy taking pre-orders for this year. Whether you're looking for a specific color combination or just [...]

2018-04-19T05:17:07+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Hanging baskets|0 Comments

Spring Tips to Help Your Lawn & Garden Thrive!

As a gardener, I’ve learned to cherish each of the four seasons for the changes they bring to the yard and garden. With the plants around your yard starting to grow once again, now is the time to begin rejuvenating your lawn, feed your plants, and discover the benefits of beneficial pollinators for your fruit trees and bushes. First, March is the ideal time to get started on lawn [...]

2018-03-23T04:18:33+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Fertilizer, Fruit, Lawn Care, Plant Care|0 Comments

The Season for Planting Fruit

Early spring is here, and along with it comes the perfect time to plant fruit trees and berry plants in your your garden for a great harvest in the years to come. At Vander Giessen Nursery, we have a wide selection of fruit trees and berries in stock right now and ready for transplanting into your yard. Most of the fruit trees we carry are dwarf varieties, meaning that [...]

2018-04-19T14:36:49+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Fruit, Trees|0 Comments

Early Spring is Here–Are You Ready?

With gradually-improving weather and daylight hours getting longer, spring is in the air. Look outside and you’ll be sure to find your bulbs growing, trees and shrubs starting to bud and life bursting forth throughout the garden. As you start your spring clean-up around the yard and make the first gardening to-do lists, here are some early-season jobs you’ll want to accomplish. First, it’s time for spring pruning. Keep [...]

Remembering Ada

Late on February 3, Ada Vos, the second-generation owner and long-time face of Vander Giessen Nursery passed away at the age of 91. For 50 years, Ada designed floral arrangements for weddings, funerals, holidays and husbands who needed to get out of trouble. Also during that time and in the years to follow her retirement from floral work in the late 1990s, Ada and her husband John ran the [...]

2018-02-12T04:53:15+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tips to Repair Storm-Damaged Trees

Days of sub-freezing temperatures, a dusting of snow, stiff winds, and a north-county ice storm for the record books. Suffice it to say, winter is in full swing in the Pacific Northwest, and whether you’re in the midst of cleaning up after the last storm or just want to be prepared for the next time wicked weather hits, here are some tips to take care of your trees. First, [...]

2018-01-12T17:28:25+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Plant Care, Pruning, Trees, Winter|0 Comments

Tips to Keep Your Christmas Fresh & Vibrant

With the Christmas season underway, gardening takes a backseat to decorating—and with good reason, since Christmas comes only once a year! In this season of celebration, though, many of the decorations you use indoors and out are perishable and can start to look worn before the last of your Christmas get-togethers are over. To keep your home looking festive and fresh through the holidays, here are a few tips I’ve [...]

2017-12-12T05:09:06+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Container Gardening, Plant Care, Winter|0 Comments

Christmas Open House Saturday Dec. 2

The Christmas season is upon us, and nothing says Christmas like a warm, festive party with friends. At Vander Giessen Nursery, we've hosted a Christmas house for most of the 79 years we've been in business, and this year is no exception! Join us this Saturday, December 2 from 10:00-3:00 for our annual Christmas Open House. We'll be serving up hot, fresh olie bollen made with our family's secret [...]

2017-12-07T01:11:53+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Sale|0 Comments

Tips to Get Your Lawn & Garden Ready For Winter

Although we’re officially only halfway through autumn, the weather we’ve experienced in the last couple of weeks has felt decidedly like winter. And, if long-range forecasters are correct, this could be just the beginning of another long winter here in the Pacific Northwest. This month, take some time to wrap up the last of your yard projects for the season and prepare your lawn and garden for the wintry [...]

2017-11-16T05:37:16+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Fall, Fertilizer, Garden Tools, Lawn Care, Plant Care, Roses, Winter|2 Comments
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