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It Must Be Fall: The Tree and Shrub Sale is Here Again

entryEach year I know it is fall when the air cools down and the planting bug bites me. Thankfully, it’s also when nurseries and horticultural organizations all around the Puget Sound region have fall sales. The Kruckeberg Botanic Garden’s annual Fall Tree and Shrub Sale is here, October 7-9 and 14-16. Don’t miss it!

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The Garden Staff's Plant Picks For Fall

Watch our blog for a fun new feature each season: The Garden staff’s seasonal plant picks! Our dedicated horticultural staff, Heidi, Roseann, Vicki, and Sarah, have worked at the Garden for a combined 23 years. We’ve come to love our plant collection and have found many favorites over the years. Here are some of our favorites for the fall season. All these plants are available in the MsK Nursery!

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Container Gardens, Kruckeberg Style

Bog_in_a_bucketHere at the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden we are willing to grow almost any plant in a small container garden, especially ones not typically found in containers. Dogwoods, larches, or oak trees? Sure. Yes, these are supposed to be large trees, but why not. How about a bog garden full of wetland plants? Sounds good to us!

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Fall Into Phenology

fall_colorFall Into Phenology - Help us support Project BudBurst's Equinox Event by helping us log 100 reports from the Garden between September 17-26. Choose a plant at the Garden and record a few simple observations about it. Support citizen science!


Perennial Plants Sale: Part II

vernaYellow tags are popping up like weeds in the MsK Nursery in preparation for this weekend’s sale on perennial plants. Come by on Saturday and Sunday and look for the yellow tags to save 30-50% on select spring and summer flowers, groundcovers, and grasses and sedges.

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Select Perennial Plants On Sale September 10 and 11

aster_2In August we marked down prices on spring ephemeral plants that were going dormant in the MsK Rare and Native Plant Nursery. We had a great response from customers and a great time finding new homes for these plants. Now it is time to do the same for some other perennials!

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