Demonstration Garden

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Open Thursdays!

The Garden Center is now open 11am to 3pm on Thursdays until futher notice (aka until it gets too cold)! Lots of great plants still available, like the Hydrangea macrophylla shown above!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Last Second Saturday of 2011

Hello Gardening Enthusiasts!!

Did you know that fall is the best time of year to plant trees, shrubs and other perennials? The plants have more time to establish roots before needing to send up new shoots and, around here, fall watering is usually free! (thanks Mother Nature) :)

To celebrate, the Garden Center has the following specials happening TOMORROW (10/08):

*All edibles are 50% off (blueberries, raspberries, kiwi, grapes, and more!)

Vitis vinifera 'Purpurea'

*Hebes are $3 each

*Everything else is 20% off our already super low prices!!
Monarda citriodora

Hydrangea macrophylla

Monday, August 8, 2011

Open Saturday August 13th!

Come check out our growing selection!

Scheduled open dates for 2011 and 2012

Second Saturdays April through October

11 am to 3 pm

August 13th

September 10th

October 8th

April 14th

May 10th & 12th

May 24th and 26th

June 7th & 9th

July 14th

August 11th

September 8th

October 13th

additional dates to be announced

Open Saturday August 13th 11 am to 3 pm!

Open second Saturdays April through October!

Regular open dates every second Saturday of the month April through October. Join us 11 am to 3 pm.

Watch for other open dates.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Come see us on Saturday!

We will be open again this Saturday, July 16th, from 11am to 3pm! We have a great variety of edibles, perennials, ground covers and more, ready for planting!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

More open dates!

Come on in tomorrow or Friday between 12:30-2:30pm or Saturday between 11am-3pm! We still have a wonderful variety of edibles (including tomatoes, peppers and eggplant), along with ground covers, succulents, perennials, shrubs, vines, and much more!

And tomatoes (1 gallon size) are on special - 2 for $8.69!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

What better way to celebrate...

...a wonderfully sunny day, than to come on over to the Garden Center!!! We still have a great selection of student-propagated annuals, edibles, small shrubs and trees, plus we have a nice variety of things that have been ordered in from T&L Nursery!

Try this little Viola on for size... or how about a beautiful Papaver orientale (Oriental Poppy)??
We'll be open 11am - 3pm, see you then!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ground Covers Galore!

Do you have bare spots in your garden that always fill up with weeds? How about planting some ground cover to help choke them out and enrich your soil at the same time! We have great selections including...

Trifolium repens 'Atropurpureum' (sun to part-sun)

Cornus canadensis (part shade - shade)

We're open tomorrow and Saturday from 11am - 3pm, so stop on by to check out all of wonderful plants!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May flowers...

...are finally making their presence known after more than our fair share of April showers! To celebrate, the Garden Center is open again tomorrow (5/19) and Saturday (5/21). With the warmer temps, we've brought more items out of the greenhouse (eggplant anyone?!) and also just got a new shipment of non-student propagated items. Rumor has it that the sun just might hang on for the weekend, too, and you know what that means...time to get your hands dirty out in the yard!!

Come on by between 11am and 3pm to check out the amazing selection of plants at our wonderfully LOW prices!

See you tomorrow and please don't forget to bring your own containers to carry your purchases home in! :-)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Saturday Plant Sale!

We're open again today from 11am - 3pm. And the tomatoes will be making their debut, with more than 30 varieties to choose from! From Early Cherries to Oregon Spring and Gold Nugget, you can have tomatoes in variety of colors!

We also have a great variety of succulents and ground covers available...

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Open Today!!

The Garden Center opens today at 11! Drop by, say hi and browse our extensive collection of plants (all very reasonably priced). 11am - 3pm on the north end of the SSCC campus! We also got a mention on the West Seattle Blog! Check it out:

just a few of the colorful selections available

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


When the garden center opens on Thursday, May 5th, we'll have a great variety of edibles available for you. Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo and support the LHO program while filling in the empty spaces in your garden! Here's just a teaser of some of the tasty plants you'll find...
Chocolate Mint Rhubarb
Swiss Chard Kale

Nasturtiums Summer Squash

Flashy Trout's Back - Lettuce

We also have Mustards, Broccoli, Arugula, Water Cress, Endives, Cilantro, Fennel, Catnip, Strawberries, Raspberries, Boysenberries, Salmonberries, Figs, Kiwi, Horseradish, Asparagus and more! Plus, we'll have more edibles available soon (including more than 20 varieties of Peppers and 30 varieties of Tomatoes)!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Shopping Green

As you all know, the garden center opens this Thursday, and to support our efforts to be "green," please help by bringing your own containers to carry plants home in.

Cardboard boxes, plastic tubs, or even just a reusable grocery bag are all good ways to keep the plants from sliding around your backseat, trunk, or truck bed, and to keep soil and water from leaking onto your upholstery.

Remember to come and see us this Thursday and Saturday (May 5th and 7th) from 11am - 3pm at the north end of the South Seattle Community College campus!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Spring is here?

Well you may not be able to tell by looking at the window, but spring is here (hopefully Mother Nature will be up to speed soon) and that means it's time to get out in the garden!  With the first Garden Center sale of the season just a week away, we thought we'd give you a little sneak preview!

Euphorbia characias 'Glacier Blue'

Planter boxes are back! Handmade by SSCC students.  Also for sale are small and large size birdhouses!

Clematis montana

Saintpaulia ionantha