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CHRISTMAS 2015 at HGC

December 3, 2015

So much more Christmas.  Now it’s the serious business of Trees and lights and tree stands or pots for the living trees.  Plus ornaments and gifts.  Oh boy, do we have gifts.  Wall clocks, tools, barometers, vases and pottery.  Statues and wall plaques, pictures and Fairy Garden furniture.

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We have a Toy Section too, small but filled with things like Rockets, and Robots, Dolls and Fire Engines and so much more.

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Keep on scrolling down to see pictures of new ornaments in the trees.

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The Fuzzy Gnomes scream out Rasputin to me.

 

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There is a whole series of these wooden Bird Ornaments.  Very Lifelike

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I am kind of crazy about the Frog Prince.

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Well Jingle my Bells

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Brushy Squirrels

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And very Goofy Owls

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20151022_103947I am thinking the deer has the right idea.

Fa la la

Falling Into the Season of Color

I meant that.  Even though the cool wet is starting the dormancy and die back in some plants, there is plenty of color popping out all over.

This summer was becoming colorless as the heat cooked everything into a beige mass.  Come September and the cooling rains, Port Townsend, Jefferson County, the Olympic Peninsula and the Pacific NW in general started coloring up again.

I don’t have a lot to say, but I wanted to share with you the colors of the Garden Center.  I am amazed at how much is still blooming.

Even more I am amazed at just how many differently colored Heuchera’s there are.

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Patti’s Picks

townsend4-pattiPatti loves ‘Flaming Silver’ Pieris!

  • New growth emerges bright red, changes gradually to pink, chartreuse and light green, then finally deep green with white variegation
  • Fragrant spring flowers appear in clusters and resemble lily-of-the-valley
  • Prefers a partially shaded location with moist, well-drained, acidic soil
  • An excellent choice for a woodland garden under tall trees
  • Botanical name: Pieris japonica ‘Flaming Silver’

Fruit Trees, Edibles & Seeds

applesIt’s Time to Plant Bare-root Fruit trees, Berries and Roses! 

The Port Townsend store has an amazing selection of fruit trees: apples, pears, plums, peaches, cherries and more. Take advantage of the great selection and lower prices when you buy bare-root. (Links to our detailed lists are provided below.)

Berries are here!  Raspberries, blueberries, marion berries, strawberries, and blackberries are all available bare-root and this is a great time to get them planted before they start actively growing.

Bareroot Roses from Jackson Perkins have also arrived.  Many beautiful grandiflora, floribunda, David Austin, and climbing roses are available at both stores. (See lists below for more details or give us a call to check for specific varieties.)

SEEDS, SEEDS, SEEDS! 
You can grow your own flowers and vegetables and we have hundreds of seed varieties for you to choose from.

April – Hellebores

Photo by Nordique
Photo by Nordique

Helleborus Ivory Prince (‘Walhelivor’)

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Shrub-like, clump-forming, with blue green leaves. Ivory flowers flushed pink, with green streaks.
Bloom time: Feb–Apr
Exposure: part to full shade
Uses: shade garden, containers
Growing and Maintenance Tips: Plant in moist, well-drained soil. Water generously for best display.