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Fall Favorites: Perennial Plants

Each season, our plant buyers seek out the most beautiful and interesting plants from our local growers. They bring in their favorites for our Fall Sale so you can keep your garden looking beautiful and find great savings. Our perennials department is filled with fall- and winter-blooming plants right now so we asked our experts […]

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The Gooder Gardener: A New Video Series by Swansons Nursery

Swansons Nursery is such a unique place that it can be difficult to capture the nature of what has kept us in business for nearly 100 years. It comes down to the funny, hardworking, and brilliant people that work at Swansons. We work hard to make our customers successful and try not to take ourselves […]

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9 Flowers Blooming Right Now (And Into Fall!)

It’s August and what’s needed is a little late-summer color to spruce up the garden – even better if the plants continue to bloom well into fall! Luckily, there are plenty of flowers that are in their prime right now and that will keep on blooming into fall or even until frost. Here are a […]

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6 Tips to Help Your Plants Survive Your Vacation

It’s summertime and that means vacations. You’re a good plant parent and you want to make sure your plants are well taken care of but you don’t need to stay home all summer. I talked to the people who have years and years of knowledge gleaned from experience: the Swansons’ team. They offered their best […]

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Hydrangea Care & Pruning

Hydrangeas are classic garden shrubs known for their bold leaves and long-lasting clusters of flowers in shades of white, pink, red, or blue, blooming from mid-summer to autumn. More varieties are becoming available, featuring unique flower shapes, leaf colors, and even stem colors! Read on to learn how to care for your hydrangeas and help […]

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7 Things We’re Buying With Our Swan Dollars

Do you know about Swansons’ Swan Dollars? This fabulous tradition is our way of saying “thank you” for shopping with us in the spring. Each April, May, and June, you collect Swan Dollars on every purchase you make. In July, it’s time to gather them all up and visit Swansons to redeem them. You can […]

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Planting a Fall Vegetable Garden

We are so lucky in the Pacific Northwest to be able to grow veggies nearly year-round with a little help from season-extending materials but the fact is that many vegetable gardeners don’t take advantage of the opportunities that exist in mid-to-late summer to plant vegetables for fall and even extra-early-spring harvests. This guide will help […]

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Shrubs with Beautiful Summer Flowers and Foliage

Many shrubs bloom in spring and there are lots of choices for gorgeous fall foliage but it can be harder to find the right stand-out shrub to highlight your garden in the summer months, especially if you are trying to complement colorful summer perennial or annual flowers. Here are a few of our favorites for […]

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Protect Your Plants This Summer: 7 Water-Wise Tips

When the weather is hot and dry, it’s important to protect your plants and keep them healthy. Even established plants, like street trees, suffer from a long, dry summer, so get out there and water! Here are 7 water-wise tips to make watering your garden easy and effective.

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Plant a Pride Rainbow Garden!

Happy Pride Month! Why not show your pride with a rainbow garden? Rainbow gardens can be as flashy or as subtle as you would like, depending on the design and the plants you choose. It’s a great way to add a “wow” factor to the garden and a fun project to do with kids as […]

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