Tomato Days 2020: 49-Cent Tomato Starts!

This year, more than ever before, we've found our customers are interested in growing their own food, both as a way to ensure their food supply and as an enjoyable stress reliever. Whether you're a first time gardener or have shopped with us for years, we're excited to help make your gardening budget go further with Tomato Days! Each year, on the first weekend in May, we offer a [...]

2020-04-23T14:07:51+00:00April 21st, 2020|Edibles, Fertilizer, Sale, Vegetables|0 Comments

Grow Your Own in Your Happy Place

Given all the seismic shifts to our way of life in March, it feels like far longer than a month ago I last sat down to write about gardening. And while much has changed over the last month, spring flowers continue to bloom, grass is still growing, and gardens are bursting back to life right on schedule. Gardening, unlike many events in our world today, is not cancelled—and for multiple [...]

2020-04-24T03:18:57+00:00April 14th, 2020|Edibles, Insect Control, 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

Spring Renewal in the Yard & Garden

Spring is a time of renewal in the yard and garden, and that’s never been truer than this year. Whether you’re looking for a shrub to replace one damaged or killed this winter, want to plant something new and exciting to lift your spirits, or need help continuing to repair your lawn, here are some of my top suggestions for this month. Each spring brings about the introductions of [...]

2017-04-13T03:28:11+00:00April 13th, 2017|Edibles, Fruit, Hot Plants, Lawn Care, Shrubs|0 Comments

Grow a Colorful, Healthy Garden

With the month of May now well underway, planting season is in full swing. Whether you’re planting a vegetable garden, flower beds or a couple of containers on your deck, nothing is quite as rewarding as watching a garden grow and thrive. Here are my favorite plants and gardening secrets to try this month as you work in the garden. First, no garden is complete without at least some annuals [...]

Tomato Starts Just 49 Cents

Once again, it's time for one of our most-loved sales at Vander Giessen Nursery: Tomato Days! This year, we have more tomato starts and a wider variety available than ever before, and we're excited to share them with you. Join us this Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14, for tomato starts sale priced at just 49 cents each. This year's 49-cent sale varieties include: Beefsteak, Early Girl, La Roma, [...]

2016-11-10T22:47:43+00:00May 10th, 2016|Edibles, Sale, Vegetables|0 Comments

Coming Soon–Tomato Days!

Spring is here, and that means it's time to start planting your garden. As you gear up for planting, be sure to mark your calendar for our annual Tomato Days sale! Typically the first weekend of May, this year's early Mother's Day forced us to move the sale a week later, so mark your calendar for Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14. During the sale, shop our selection of [...]

2016-11-10T22:47:44+00:00April 25th, 2016|Edibles, Sale, Vegetables|0 Comments

Color, Texture & Flavor for the Garden

There’s something about this time of year that I find particularly invigorating. Maybe it’s the bright colors of spring-blooming shrubs and perennials, maybe it’s the longer, warmer days, or maybe it’s the smell of fresh-cut grass; whatever it is, you might feel it too. As you get inspired to plant something in your yard this spring, here are a few of my favorite plants for unique color, texture, and flavor. [...]

2016-11-10T22:47:46+00:00April 21st, 2016|Edibles, Fruit, Hot Plants, Perennials, Shade, Shrubs|0 Comments

The Season for Dreaming

As a gardener, I’ve come to appreciate that gardening is never really finished. Sure, we mark the Last Mowing of the Year with pride and admire the look of a freshly-raked yard free of leaves for the (hopefully) final time, but if you’re anything like me, the satisfaction of a season finished is all too quickly replaced by the longing for spring upon the arrival of the first seed catalog [...]

2016-01-22T23:46:34+00:00January 22nd, 2016|Edibles, Perennials, Shrubs|0 Comments

Four Tips for a Better Vegetable Garden

With this year’s mild winter, our gardening season in the Pacific Northwest has gotten off to a much earlier start than normal. From lawns that needed a good mowing weeks ago to fields of tulips in bloom well before the height of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, signs of an early spring have been plentiful. As you prepare to plant your vegetable garden this year, here are four tips for [...]

2016-11-10T22:47:57+00:00April 23rd, 2015|Edibles, Fertilizer, Vegetables|0 Comments