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Fall Season in Seattle Plant Nurseries

Fall in Garden Nurseries in Seattle
Fall display at Sky Nursery

Our good friend J visited this weekend. He is another plantsman who works in a nursery in Spokane. G and J worked together for several years at the now closed Seattle Garden Center in the Pike Place Market. It is always a ball to visit local nurseries with them. Both of our gardens are chaotic homages to plants.They love plants. I always just tag along for the ride.

Late September is a great time in the nurseries in Seattle. Many have Fall sales to help move out plant material before the winter and Christmas season. I was the only one looking for a specific plant. I have started to get into ornamental grasses. I love the grasses because they are still interesting in the late fall and winter. J is a great expert in grasses and was advising me on which ones to buy. I love Calamagrostis acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'. We have a small one in our garden. I wanted something bigger and J recommended a Miscanthus. I was surprised that many of the nurseries in Seattle did not these large grasses. I did find a Miscanthus sinensis ‘Malepartus' at Wells Medina. The blossoms start out with a maroon tint before opening to cream colored. It will be tall so we'll have to decide where to put it.

I also loved the autumn displays of pumpkins along with orange flowered and maroon leaved plants on display now in the nurseries. We spent two days traveling the area and visiting our favorite nurseries. Here is a list of the nurseries we visited:

Sky Nursery
Swansons Nursery
Wells Medina Nursery
West Seattle Nursery
Furney's Nursery

Disclaimer: G works seasonally at Sky Nursery.

Here's a look at the nurseries:

Fall in Garden Nurseries in Seattle
New Greenhouses at Sky Nursery
Fall in Garden Nurseries in Seattle
Grasses at Swansons Nursery
Fall in Garden Nurseries in Seattle
Tiger Eyes Staghorn Sumac at Swansons
Fall in Garden Nurseries in Seattle
Swansons Nursery
Fall in Garden Nurseries in Seattle
Display Gardens at Wells Medina
Fall in Garden Nurseries in Seattle
Display Gardens at Wells Medina
Fall in Garden Nurseries in Seattle
Tetrapanax papyriferus
Fall in Garden Nurseries in Seattle
Gunnera tinctoria
Fall in Garden Nurseries in Seattle
Ornamental Cabbage bouquet
Fall in Garden Nurseries in Seattle
Self-Portrait
Fall in Garden Nurseries in Seattle
Pumpkin on display at Sky Nursery
Fall in Garden Nurseries in Seattle
Sempervivum Witch at Furney's
Fall in Garden Nurseries in Seattle
Kale and Mums at Furney's
Fall in Garden Nurseries in Seattle
Berberis 'Orange Rocket
Fall in Garden Nurseries in Seattle
Love the gray foliage container at Wells Medina
Fall in Garden Nurseries in Seattle
Wells Medina Container
Fall in Garden Nurseries in Seattle
Hydrangea paniculata at Wells Medina

Comments (5)

Very cool photo and display at Sky Nursery! Did G arrange this? I would love to share this photo with my class since fall is such a foreign concept here.

No G did not do the display. Yes, definitely share this photo or any others with your class. You can click through and find a bigger copy on Flickr.

I LOVE grasses too! Sometime when you're in California, you should try to visit this place: http://www.lotusvalleynurseryandgardens.com/Home.html . I haven't been there for a few years, but it was amazing the last time I was there.

A couple of the really good nurseries here also have great fall sales.

Thanks for the recommendation. It looks like a great nursery. It would be a fun drive up from the Valley.

barb Cabot:

Feels like fall. Love the displays

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