Planting

A Welcome to New Gardeners

In the last two months, as the world has adjusted to the reality of COVID-19, more people than ever before have taken up gardening. Deemed essential businesses in most states, nurseries and garden stores are open to sell vegetable seeds and starts, flowers--and hope. Gardening is a hobby that relieves stress and gives you reason to get outside, so if you’re new to the hobby, welcome! This month, I’d [...]

2020-10-28T04:37:00+00:00May 13th, 2020|Edibles, Fertilizer, Planting, Vegetables|0 Comments

Fruit Trees — Grow Your Own!

Early spring is here, and along with it comes the perfect time to plant fruit trees 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 in stock right now and ready for transplanting into your yard. Most of the fruit trees we carry are dwarf varieties, meaning that while they'll bear a full [...]

2020-05-12T14:17:48+00:00January 30th, 2020|Edibles, Fruit, Planting|2 Comments

Five Tips to Make the Most of Autumn in the Garden

After a hot, stressful summer for our yards and gardens here in the Pacific Northwest, autumn has graciously settled in, bringing cool mornings and colorful leaves. As you begin to wind down your gardening projects for the season, here are a few tips to make the most of autumn’s cooler weather. 1. Now is the time to divide and transplant many of your spring- and summer-blooming perennials. Perennials like hostas [...]

Enjoy Summer Gardening Success

With summer just around the corner, it’s prime season for working around the yard. June’s long days are ideal for tending to the yard and landscaping around the house. Whether you’re working to ensure a healthy lawn through summer or planting shrubs and trees around your home, here are a few tips to ensure success in your endeavors. First, June is the perfect time to feed your lawn before summer. [...]