Prior to the opening of the Lake Washington Floating Bridge from Seattle in 1940, Bellevue was a rural area with little development. The city was incorporated in 1953 and is now the state's fourth or fifth largest city.
Bellevue Nursery has seen a lot of change over those years! For more about them and their history, check out their website.
This nursery is not huge but they pack a whole lot of great merchandise into the space!
I forgot to grab a couple of these. The golden color is interesting.
Pelargonium with this flower form aren't often seen here. These were lovely but I'm stuck on my fluorescent magenta specimen which is starting to look a bit leggy. Time to take cuttings!
More Primula vulgaris.
These come with a fancy pot and cool name.
High fashion plants? I might be a bit embarrassed to bring home a plant with this sort of tag.
Who doesn't need a topiary deer in his/her garden?
Unless a topiary saguaro cactus is more appropriate.
Bi colored azalea looking frilly and feminine.
Azalea 'Silver Sword' Love that variegated foliage!
Rhododendron 'Yaku Princess' is almost totally white when it opens.
Veggie starts. This place has everything!
Including on interesting indoor shop.
A place for the next generation of gardeners to play.
While their parents try on wellies.
Bellevue Nursery always has a nice selection of standard plants and every time I've visited, they've had some unusual treasures as well. Do drop in next time you're in the area!