It’s Time to Plant! 25% off Shrubs, Trees & Perennials

Fall is a special season here in the Pacific Northwest. Changing leaves, cool, crisp air and the return of regular rains--all of these are signs that autumn has arrived. For gardeners, fall is an especially fun time--fresh, new flowers fill the tables in garden centers, cooler weather reduces the stress on plants...and sales have begun on shrubs, trees and perennials! At Vander Giessen Nursery, we're kicking off fall with [...]

2020-09-23T14:08:42+00:00September 22nd, 2020|Fall, Sale|0 Comments

Put Your Lawn & Garden to Bed for Winter

With dusk creeping into the four o’clock hour, regular morning frosts, and maple trees shedding the last of their autumn brilliance, we can be sure of one thing: late autumn is upon us. As you put your garden to bed for winter, here are a few items you’ll want to check off your list this month. First, let me suggest that before you do any final raking of leaves [...]

2019-11-29T19:49:43+00:00November 12th, 2019|Fall, Fertilizer, Hydrangeas, Lawn Care, Plant Care, Pruning, Roses, Winter|0 Comments

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 [...]

Late Autumn: A Time of Closure and New Beginnings in the Garden

In the world of gardening, November is a month of closure. Raking leaves, pulling out flowers, putting the lawnmower away for winter—there are plenty of signs that the season is ending. This month, as you wind down your garden work for 2016, don’t miss out on these season-ending tasks—and a very important first task for spring you need to take time for now. First, it’s time to rake leaves. [...]

2016-11-19T00:21:54+00:00November 19th, 2016|Disease Control, Fall, Fertilizer, Hydrangeas, Roses|0 Comments

Autumn Tasks for a Colorful Garden & Healthy Lawn

With the return of rainy, cool weather, autumn is in full swing here in the Pacific Northwest. And while it’s not always the most fun to work outside these days, the fact is, it’s perfect weather for planting and taking care of some important yardwork. So, here’s what’s on my gardening to-do list this month—grab your raincoat! First, it’s time to replace your summer flowers with two types of flowers [...]

2016-11-10T22:47:34+00:00October 15th, 2016|Bulbs, Fall, Lawn Care, Planting, Shrubs|0 Comments

Prepare Your Lawn & Garden for a Beautiful Spring

By all accounts, this year’s summer weather was exceptional. A long season of warm, dry weather—punctuated by a few perfectly-timed rains—made for a great year in the garden and left many gardeners with bumper crops (tomatoes, anyone?). As we begin to close the books on another year of gardening, there are a few steps you can take now to ensure a healthy lawn and beautiful garden next spring. First, [...]

2017-01-18T00:19:32+00:00October 16th, 2014|Bulbs, Fall, Fertilizer, Lawn Care|0 Comments

Make the Most of Fall & Winter Color

Autumn is quickly settling in here in the Pacific Northwest. As we begin to experience more regular rains, cooler nights and foggy mornings, here are some tips and a few of our favorite plants for a new season. First, I'm going to go out on a limb (pun intended!) and predict that trees in our area will show beautiful fall color this year. After a long, hot summer, deciduous [...]

2017-01-18T16:33:54+00:00September 25th, 2014|Annuals, Fall, Shrubs, Winter|0 Comments