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Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

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Winter hours: Mon-Sat 9:00am-5:30pm, Sun 10:00am-4:00pm

 

New Classes in March!

Bonsai Workshop - Saturday, March 2nd

Check out the details, and see what's coming up on the Classes link above.

Onions have come in, bulbs, mason bees, spring color, fruit trees, and more...

 

CLASSES IN MARCH --
CLASSICS AND NEW

March is our Spring month of classes at Bainbridge Gardens. There are many favorites as we as new ones this year. See the complete list of classes above on the Classes and Events link at the top. Here are a few highlights:

  • Bonsai Workshop - Sat, March 2nd
    Robert Cho will be here to introduce you to the art of bonsai. As part of this popular class, participants will plant 5-6 year old juniper to train and take home. Robert is the owner of Asia Pacific Gardening, you may have seen him at the NW Flower and Garden Show.
  • Northwest Newcomers - March 6th and 9th
    Jenni McCain, CPH, has been helping new gardeners to the PNW get started for over a decade. We have a unique climate and interesting challenges in our corner of the world. Bring your questions.
  • The Living Screen - Wednesday, March 13th
    Jenni McCain, CPH, will teach you how to create privacy by planting a variety of trees and shrubs that go well beyond a monolithic laurel hedge.
  • The Buzz on Bees - Sun, March 17nd
    Charles Schafer is back! Bainbridge Island beekeeper Charles Schafer will introduce some of our planet's 20,000 species of bees and discuss how to create the habitats they need.
  • New Class: Planting a Seaside Garden - Sat, March 23rd
    Jenni McCain, CPH, discusses a scenario that affects a lot of residents that live on an island. Finding the right plants that survive salt spray, wind, sand, etc. can be a challenge, especially ones that are both beautiful and tough.
  • Your Best Veggie Harvest - Sun, March 24th
    Brian MacWhorter of Butler Green Farms is back to provide advice on how to get the most out of your veggie garden. Bring your questions! Beginner and experienced gardeners are welcome!
  • New! Pretty Pots for Pollinators - Wed, March 27th
    Members of the Bainbridge Gardens staff will demonstrate how to plant container gardens that attract bees, birds, and butterflies!

IT'S TIME TO GET
OUTSIDE AGAIN

Have you noticed that the days are a little longer? Perhaps it's hard to tell when it's cloudly all day, but the signs of spring are there...just a little hidden.

Here are some early spring ideas to get you going:

  • Give your garden a boost of color. Potted spring bulbs are now showing color. Colorful ranunculus have just come in. Primroses, winter pansies, hellebores and more give your planters a splash of needed color.
  • Treat your nose as well as your eyes. We have lots of sarcoccoca, which fills the air with perfume and also has lovely dark green foliage. Witchhazel has a bewitching fragrance. Daphne odora as the name implies is a favorite with fragrance lovers.
  • Start your fruit tree shopping. Apples, pears, cherries, plums, peaches, and other fruit trees have come in. Some varieties, especially the combo trees go quickly, so select them soon. Want to see what we just got in? Click here to see our fruit tree list for 2024. (Note that we also have some trees varieties for sale that are not on this list.)
  • Onions have potatoes have entered the building. They can be planted in the early spring (when the soil is workable) in well-draining soil. (They may need a little protection from hard freezes.)
  • Also get your roses, natives, maples, and more. And more coming in soon.

FEED
THE BIRDS

Our feathered friends are pretty good at finding food most of the year. Winter can be challenging however, especially when the ground is covered in snow and seed sources are unavailable. Here are a few tips for feeding the birds during the winter.

  • Place your bird feeders in areas that are safe from predators, but ensure that you can view them from your window so you can enjoy the birds!
  • We carry a variety of different seeds that attract a variety of different birds. Don't feed the birds human food. It's generally not safe.
  • It's critical that you keep your bird feeder free from mold and disease. Clean or wipe down your bird feeder with a dilute bleach solution every few weeks. Discard soggy, moldy, or sprouting seeds.
  • When you come in for bird seed, note the birds that are currently around your house. That will help determine the best kind of seed to get.

Previous articles:

Nov 2023 - Now that it's getting cooler

Oct 2023 - It's still time to plant garlic

SAFETY POLICIES AT BAINBRIDGE GARDENS

Face masks are optional throughout the nursery. We ask that if you are feeling ill and cannot wear a mask, please stay home and call us to arrange a contact-free delivery or curbside pickup. We continue to accept orders over the phone or by emailing us, but please note that these orders take 24-48 hours to fulfill.

Bainbridge Gardens is...

...a family-owned garden center located on a historic site on beautiful Bainbridge Island. Our six-acre nursery is well-stocked with large trees, native plants, unusual varieties of shrubs, bonsai, seasonal color, pots and garden art. We also have one of best selections of houseplants in the area. With plenty of parking and an extensive gift shop, Bainbridge Gardens is a popular spot for Islanders and out-of-town guests.