Can anyone reccomend any good nurserys in WA? I've been to Sky's and Swansons and am looking for others. I live on the Olympic Peninsula and Seattle.
I've always been happy with the plants I've received from Heronswood Nursery (on the Kitsap Peninsula, I believe). I fell in love with the offerings from Mt. Tahoma Nursery, but I don't know whether they are mail-order only, and I haven't ordered yet, so I can't personally vouch for the quality of their plants. I'd LOVE to visit Cistus Nursery in Portland (as long as I'm thinking PNW road trip here...). I'm certain there must be some amazing nurseries in your region. Wait...find a book called "The Jewel Box Garden". The author runs a nursery in the Vancouver (Canada) area, I believe. I think that Collector's Nursery is in Washington not too far from Seattle, too. Again, I have no idea if they have on-site retail sales. If I'm not mistaken, Little and Lewis are based in the Seattle area as well (really cool garden art).
The two you mentioned are walk-in garden centers. If that is what you are looking for, be sure to include Wells-Medina, near Bellevue. From Seattle, take first right after floating bridge, go right again and there they are.
For tracking down specific plants pick up THE PLANT LOCATOR - WESTERN REGION sourcebook. For a regional map of participating nurseries grab a copy of the Specialty Nursery Association leaflet (at a member nursery) or visit their web site.
Tsugawa Nursery & Greenhouses
410 E Scott Ave
Woodland, WA 98674
Well organized. Well maintained. Many hard to find plant materials and species. Clean! Knowledgeable staff.
Great Saturday or Sunday afternoon drive.
Well worth the investment.
Very large nice one outside of Auburn
Here is a link that might be useful: Big Dipper
Collectors is in Battleground and open by appointment, so call first - a long drive to arrive and find the gates locked. Little and Lewis on Bainbridge - same, appointment. Heronswood is open on specific dates without an appointment, check the website. If you are in the area of Heronswood and Little and Lewis, be sure to stop at Bainbridge Gardens, always open (and they serve great food in their cafe).
I second Wells Medina, one of my favorites. And if it's full garden shopping with all the extras other than but still including plants, don't forget Molbaks.
You can also go to the Garden Watchdog online. Narrow the search criteria to your state and what you're looking for. Most have customer reviews.
OK, OK. Now how about nurseries that are actually on the Olympic Peninsula. In the Sequim - Port Angeles area? Most of the ones mentioned here have been 2 to 3 hours away. Gas is $3 a gallon. Lots of nurseries around here - what do you think?