Demonstration Garden

Monday, June 14, 2010

SALE 30% Off All Plants!

The Garden Center will only be open two more days this Spring Quarter -- this Thursday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We have lots of plants that need good homes and you get to take another 30% off our already low prices!

We will have some limited openings during summer. We will be open on Sunday, July 18th, in conjunction with the West Seattle Garden Tour. We will announce additional dates here on our blog as information is available.

Monday, June 7, 2010

2010 Summer of Love - Garden like it's 1967!

In the garden, every summer is a summer of love. Just take a look at how many plants we have here at the Garden Center that have some "Love Connection."
There are plants said to have aphrodisiac properties or that boost fertility, including:
• Tomatoes, which the French call "pomme d'amour" or love apples
• Basil - boosts fertility and general sense of well being
• Catnip (Nepeta sp.) - well the cats do love it
• Passionflower (Passiflora sp.) - the fruit is sinfully good
• Savory (Saturja sp.)
• Southernwood (Artemesia abrotanum)

And there are plants that have names related to love:
• Loveage (Lavisticum officianale)
• Love in a Mist (Nigella)
• Love Lies Bleeding (Amaranth)
• Bleeding Heart (Dicentra sp.)
• Love in a Puff Vine (Cardiospermum halicacbum)
• Bachelor's Buttons (Centaurea cyanus)
We have a table set up in the lath house with plants that fit the "love" theme. Look for the red hearts on the description signs. Take a few of these home and create your own Summer of Love.

This week, we have special pricing on peppers and tomatoes. Large containers are now $2.69, were $4.69. Small containers are now only 99 cents! At these prices, you can afford to try several varieties.  Please remember to bring boxes or bags to carry your plants home in. 

Also, the West Seattle Tool Library will be open here on Saturday, June 12, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Cleaning Up and Marking Down Prices

Our spring season is drawing to a close at the garden center, so we've marked down even more plants in order to sell excess inventory. Here are a few examples:
• Nicotiana langsdorffii - a stately form of flowering tobacco that reaches 5' tall with charming pale green flowers - 5-1/2" container - 99 cents
• Many vegetable and herbs that are desperate for a good home - 69 cents
• Selected shrubs are still 40% off

We will be open this Thursday and Saturday from 11 - 3.

Please bring your own boxes or bags to take plants home in your car. Thank you.