Winter Interest
For the Garden

November 21st, 2020

After the leaves have fallen and the temperature has cooled, your garden can begin to look a little sad. Fortunately there are many different plants that will create interest in your garden and containers through the colder months! The lists below include suggestions, but there are many more plants available. Some of the plants are also appropriate for planters, and those have been marked with an asterisk (*)....Read More

How to Plant Spring Flowering Bulbs

October 2nd, 2020

Written by: Anna Paolozzi, Watson's Green Goods Buyer

Fall is THE time to plant bulbs like Daffodils, Tulips, Crocus, Hyacinth, and many other spring-bloomers.

Many people also ask about summer-blooming bulbs, such as Dahlias, Lilies, and Gladiolus. Those varieties become available in the spring for planting.

Timing Tip

Bulbs get planted the season or so prior to their bloom-time. Or, another easy way is just to come to the nursery in the fall and the spring and we will have exactly what you need at the correct time =)...Read More

How to Grow Citrus in the PNW

August 1st, 2020

Growing your own citrus can be an incredibly rewarding experience. Not only do you get a fruit producing tree, but you get intensely fragrant blossoms and a amazing patio plant for the warmer season that becomes a unique houseplant during winter season.

The most common method of growing citrus in PNW is a schedule of 3 seasons outdoors and winter inside in our climate. Citrus can be grown easily indoors to protect them from the PNW frost...Read More

How to Grow Perennial Hibiscus
'Hibiscus moscheutos'

July 17th, 2020

Written by: Anna Paolozzi, Watson's Green Goods Buyer

These tropical wonders, with their dinner-plate-sized blooms and tropical appearance, may seem like an impossibility in our perennial landscapes. The truth is, they’re really astonishingly easy to grow!

Here are a few tips to remember when growing perennial Hibiscus:

  • They love water during the growing season! Hibiscus moscheutos is one plant you do not have to worry about overwatering.... Read More