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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

Final Markdown: 50% off Shrubs, Trees & Perennials

Autumn's grip is strengthening here in the Pacific Northwest, with short days, falling leaves and chilly temperatures. While the planting season is beginning to draw to a close, now is still a great time to plant in your yard--and it's a great time to save on the plants you purchase! Through Saturday, November 4, we’re having a fall clearance sale on nearly all of our remaining plants--and we've made a [...]

2017-10-31T22:14:29+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

4 Fall Tasks for a Healthy Lawn & Colorful Garden

A year ago, we ended a warm, dry summer with a splash of sorts—October’s arrival brought a drastic change in the weather that began one of the wettest winters on record in our area. This year, we’ve once again experienced a dry summer and pleasant early fall, and while rainy weather is arriving, it's now the perfect for getting some extra lawn and garden projects done. Here are a [...]

Make the Most of Fall Planting Season

After a seemingly-interminable dry streak, we’ve finally been blessed with rain again here in our corner of the Pacific Northwest, and with it, the transition to a new season. With autumn here, now is the time to once again begin planting shrubs and trees, rehabilitating your lawn and sprucing up your containers for autumn. Even though it can still feel like summer in the afternoons, step outside early one [...]

Fall Has Arrived at the Nursery

UPDATE: All pumpkins are now just 99 cents each; gourds and mini pumpkins are now 4 for just $1.00! Fall has arrived at the nursery! We're fully stocked with pumpkins, gourds, straw bales, corn stalks, fall flowers and more for making your front porch look its best this season. Scroll through some of the pictures of our fall selection below, then stop in to pick up the plants, pumpkins [...]

2017-11-11T23:54:09+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Fall|0 Comments

Winter Pansies for Fresh Color

With the warm weather of the last couple of weeks and the dry conditions we've experienced this summer, your flowers may be starting to look a little worn and it might be time to start thinking about freshening your pots up for a new season. Autumn isn't far away, and now is the perfect time to begin planting winter pansies for color through fall and again next spring. At Vander [...]

2017-08-09T21:35:11+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Annuals, Fall|0 Comments

Show Your Lawn & Garden Some Love

Late summer is upon us, and with it, the joys of eating dinner on the deck and relishing the last weeks of warm weather before autumn arrives. Besides back-to-school shopping, late summer is the perfect time to schedule some preventative insect control for your lawn, prune some shrubs, and show your flowers and hanging baskets some extra love. First, now is a crucial time to apply grub killer to [...]

2017-08-28T05:07:17+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Hydrangeas, Insect Control, Lawn Care, Plant Care, Shrubs|2 Comments

Summer Care to Keep Your Plants Healthy and Vibrant

With summer in full swing, now is the time of year we can really enjoy the beauty that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. The flowers you planted in May and June are in full bloom and your vegetable garden is beginning to offer its bounty. Maybe, however, all is not perfect in paradise—whether insects, fertilizer deficiency, or disease issues, any number of problems could put your garden’s beauty [...]

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