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6 Ways to Repurpose Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays

The holidays are winding down and despite the desire to keep your beautifully-decorated Christmas tree as a centerpiece in your living room forever, at some point (sob!) it’s gotta go. Here are 6 ways to transform your tree into a critter-feeding-bird-sheltering-kid-entertaining-garden-mulching thing of wonder this year.

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2020 Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are here! This is our favorite time of year with the holiday train and the twinkly lights and we’re excited to help bring some holiday cheer to your home. Finding the perfect gifts for your friends and family can be overwhelming, so we created this 2020 Holiday Gift Guide to make your gift-finding […]

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Swansons is Thankful

This Thanksgiving, we at Swansons feel so much gratitude towards our customers, our community, and each other. We’d like to share some of the things we are especially thankful for.]]>There’s no need to say that 2020 has been an incredibly difficult year. We have distanced ourselves from loved ones, adapted to ever-changing circumstances, waiting anxiously […]

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Our Top Plants For November

In November, you may feel like staying cozy indoors but that doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate a beautiful garden through the window! And you may even venture outside for a little late-fall gardening on milder days. These plants thrive in cooler weather, offering beautiful color and structure in garden beds and containers. We even threw […]

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Thank You to Our Generous Community!

Swansons’ Giving Campaign to Support Ballard Food Bank Here is something to feel GOOD about! Because of your generous donations, we were able to raise $20,000 during our Giving Campaign! Your donations will help provide fresh fruits and vegetables for children and families in need in our community. The Giving Campaign raised $20,000 for Ballard […]

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6 Houseplants for Beginners

When you’re just starting out in the world of indoor gardening, it can be overwhelming to see the incredible array of houseplants available – and some of them can be quite the diva. What you need is a plant you like the look of that is easy-going and easy to grow. We’ve compiled a few […]

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What’s Attacking My Houseplant?

You know the feeling. Your plant baby is doing great and growing when all of a sudden you notice something’s not right. Could it be watering? A draft? Too much sun or not enough? While some issues are care related, sometimes the culprit is a pest attack. This post will help you identify houseplant pests […]

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Our Top 7 Plant Picks for October

If we’re lucky, October days are crisp and sunny with just enough rainfall to keep everything green and thriving. No matter what the weather, fall color is at its peak this month. Although most of the summer annuals have stopped blooming, stunning foliage takes their place and keeps color in the garden with warm yellows […]

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Planting Fall Cover Crops

With the advent of September and autumn, the cooler nights are a time to give yourself a brief respite after the summer and refresh your vegetable garden with a cover crop. Cover crops, also called green manure, are very beneficial to the “tilth” (structure, or physical suitability for planting) of your soil. Sown in the […]

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