Whenever we visit the Skagit Valley we stop at Christianson's Nursery. It is old, charming, and has cool plants. And it's right there among the valley fields.
This wisteria in a pot was already blooming.
Lots of wonderful perennials.
Wonderful blue of gentian and corydalis
I'm always drawn to the heucheras.
Spines on an agave are backlit by the sun.
I love these wonderfully spiney things, but they do require greenhouse protection here in our cold, wet winters.
There is a great little gift shop. All of the Easter stuff was 50% off, but I resisted.
We did pick out a few fancy leaf geraniums, and Tom was about to add a brugmansia to our box, when we discovered it had already been filled up!
After petting her, I scooped the cat out and we got her another box just for her. She was content.
Pots and palms.
This old schoolhouse is part of the nursery grounds. Often used for art displays, it was closed today.
I love this espaliered apple edging.
We were really tempted by these faux bois planters, but they did not have drain holes and we didn't know if they would hold up outside. Plus they were pricey.
Christianson's was where we spent our first hour in the valley, before we headed across the valley to find the tulips.