Hints of spring are in the air, and while it may not be time to put your boots and sweaters in storage just yet, it’s certainly time to start planning those spring and summer gardens! Here on the Eastside, we’re so lucky to have some incredible nurseries to enjoy. Whether you’re just looking for a few little plants to add to your garden this year or want to do a whole makeover that includes new patio furniture, you’ll find everything you need at my top picks:
- Located at 9322 196th St SE Snohomish, WA 98296
Just northeast of Woodinville, Flower World is not only an incredible resource if you’re looking to spruce up your garden, but visiting this dynamic 15-acre nursery is an experience in and of itself. Flower World grows 90% of all of the plants they sell, and as a result, they’re able to offer competitive pricing to their customers.
Need some inspiration about what to plant in your garden? You can take a quick look at their list of plants here. They also have a produce market in Maltby where you can choose from a huge variety of locally grown fruits, veggies, and herbs!
- Located at 13625 NE 175th St, Woodinville, WA 98072
If you’re looking to freshen up your deck, patio, or garden this spring, Molbak’s is blossoming with inspiration and everything you need to get your garden ready for prime time! In addition to a huge variety of plants, Molbak’s features a wonderful selection of outdoor furniture, decor, garden gear, books, gifts, and more. Stay on top of sales and check their “Specials” section of their website every now and then so you don’t miss out!
Upcoming Events: There’s always something happening at Molbak’s! From their Little Sprouts Kids’ Club and visits from expert gardeners to classes on organic gardening and how to give your landscape a makeover, Molbak’s offers everyone from beginners to master gardeners something fun and interesting to take advantage of! Click here for their calendar of events so you don’t miss out (or better yet, RSVP on Facebook here so you get reminders).
- Located at 8300 NE 24th St, Medina, WA 98039
At Wells Medina Nursery, explore 5 gorgeous acres of plants that are ready for you to take home and make your own! The nursery offers an expansive selection, from shrubs and trees to rhododendrons, azaleas, and more. In addition to their dreamy nursery selection, they also feature a wide array of beautiful floral arrangements that make perfect gifts for that person who already has everything.
5 of the Best Flowers to Attract Butterflies & Hummingbirds in the Pacific Northwest
Want to add a pop of color to your Pacific Northwest garden and attract butterflies and hummingbirds? These perennial flowers are low-maintenance plants that will thrive in partial shade, all while bringing wildlife around and buzzing about!
Add these to your list when you head out to the nursery:
- Daylilies: This vibrant flower thrives in full or partial sun, and does well in average to well-drained soils.
- Bee Balm: These eye-catching blooms do well in full sun or partial shade and enjoy being kept in moist soil.
- Japanese Anemones: These delicate blossoms bloom for up to 6 to 8 weeks, do well in full or partial sun, and they love evenly moist soil.
- Cranesbill: This easy-to-grow flower performs best in full sun or part shade, and does well in medium moisture soil. Butterflies love it!