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Find Your Perfect Hydrangea

Who can resist color-changing blooms as huge as snowballs?! No one! That’s why no garden is complete until it has at least one hydrangea. With their picturesque foliage and magical blooms, these flower shrubs are a constant delight. Plus, hydrangeas are easy to care for – as long as you pick the right variety for [...]

By |June 3rd, 2020|Lawn & Garden, Northwest Gardening|Comments Off on Find Your Perfect Hydrangea

6 Kid and Pet Friendly Plants

Danger could be lurking anywhere when you’ve got kids and pets. That’s why parents do their best to baby-proof and petscape. And when you’re a plant parent, the last thing you want to think about is your real babies or furbabies snacking on your plant babies. Whether it’s because they’re poisonous or prickly, some plants [...]

By |May 7th, 2020|Northwest Gardening, Lawn & Garden|Comments Off on 6 Kid and Pet Friendly Plants

Plant Care Can Also be Self-Care

Many people wonder when they’ll find the time for self-care. It turns out that plant parents have been doing it all along. Many report their thoughts slow, they breathe more calmly, feel less stressed and they find happiness in the practice of gardening. Caring for another living thing is a positive intention that keeps us [...]

By |January 27th, 2020|Northwest Gardening|Comments Off on Plant Care Can Also be Self-Care

Fall Flower Child – Add Bloom Power to your Garden

As summer comes to an end, rustic autumn colors sweep in as the season’s vibrant blooms begin to fade. This year, fall is going to be hot, so keep your hand shovels at the ready. Fall Flower Power is ready to kick some blooms into your garden. Find where you need to include some fresh [...]

By |September 5th, 2019|Northwest Gardening|Comments Off on Fall Flower Child – Add Bloom Power to your Garden

Introduction to Hydrangeas – Blooms, Blooms and more Blooms

Welcome to Johnsons Home & Garden's first blog article after becoming The State of Washington's 2017 Hardware All Star hardware Store as proclaimed by Hardware + Building Supply Dealer (H+BSD). Hydrangea: Annabelle (aborenscens) Today, our subject is hydrangeas. Now, I know, that is a huge subject. Whether it be aborenscens, macrophylla, paniculata, serrata [...]

By |July 13th, 2017|Northwest Gardening, Lawn & Garden|Comments Off on Introduction to Hydrangeas – Blooms, Blooms and more Blooms

Mum’s The Word

[su_row] [su_column size="1/3"][/su_column] [su_column size="2/3"] MUMS the Word! If you're a fan of vibrant colors in late summer, then Mums (Chrysanthemums) are a great perennial to have in your landscape. There are different varieties that bloom in the Spring too, but the Fall blooming varieties are here at Johnsons right now. They are great in [...]

By |September 30th, 2016|Northwest Gardening|Comments Off on Mum’s The Word

FALL is for Planting

[su_row]Late Summer and Fall are excellent times to plant new fruit trees and almost all other plants here Western Washington. Check out this great Fruit Tree Resource Guide from the Washington State University Extension office of Western Washington. Here's a list of Fruit Trees we have in stock right now (as of Aug 25th 2016). [...]

By |August 25th, 2016|Northwest Gardening|Comments Off on FALL is for Planting

Growing Citrus Trees in the Northwest

Believe it or not, it isn't hard to grow a lifetime supply of free organic citrus.  Citrus trees don't have lots of pest issues and they are highly resistant to disease. Even if you live in a climate with very cold winters, you can still enjoy fresh, organic citrus grown at home. Your first step [...]

By |February 9th, 2016|Northwest Gardening|Comments Off on Growing Citrus Trees in the Northwest

Early Spring Plant Preprotection

If you haven't already noticed, we're having an unusually warm winter this year.  While it's great for the ol' heating bill, it has the potential to ruin your plants.  But have no fear, we have some simple suggestions to help you though the rest of the winter and early spring, should we have more frosty [...]

By |February 13th, 2015|Lawn & Garden, Northwest Gardening|Comments Off on Early Spring Plant Preprotection

Fuchsia’s Attract Hummingbirds

If you want a beautiful plant that attracts hummingbirds and other pollinators, then the Fuchsia is a great choice.  Fuchsia's can be used in hanging baskets, flower boxes, or as bedding plants. Today (April 25th) through May 2nd, Johnsons' Plant-of-the-Week sale is Fuchsia plants.  We have both two color and tri-color plants. For more information [...]

By |April 25th, 2014|Northwest Gardening, Plant of the Week|Comments Off on Fuchsia’s Attract Hummingbirds