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Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

What Time is it at Bellevue Nursery?


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!
 Senecio greyi

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. 

Labeled "Tulip"  

Bi colored azalea looking frilly and feminine.  


Azalea 'Silver Sword' Love that variegated foliage!

 Lonicera x heckrottii 'Gold Flame'  The orange and pink combination is luscious as is the fragrance!
Rhododendron 'Yaku Princess' is almost totally white when it opens. 

Perennial goodness. 

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!

26 comments:

  1. Fashionable plants, quite an interesting rehash of trendy plants :) nice looking nursery that reminds me so much of our local one

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    1. It's a nice nursery, small but full.

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  2. That's the nursery where I got my new Stewartia. It's a great place, small but packed.

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    1. I remember you posting about getting your Stewartia there. I always stop here when I go to Wells Medina Nursery. It's an interesting study of two very different nurseries serving the same community.

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  3. I don't think any of the nurseries around here stock footwear (other than Crocs or similar), although I rarely visit the indoor portions so maybe I'm missing out! Small nursery in Bellevue = pricey?

    (It would be hilarious if the deer ate my deer topiary -- if I were to get *any* topiary that is)

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    1. The prices here were on par with other nurseries; some things a little lower, some things a little higher. Many or our nurseries carry all sorts of gardening gear. Cannibalistic deer - love it!

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  4. Now that my primroses survived the winter outdoor, I find greater interest in them. These fancy ones you show here (appropriately) look like miniature roses. Although I try to avoid Bellevue, if I accidentally find myself in the area I always stop in this nursery!
    And since you seem to be on a personal mission to visit every nursery in the state, I must recommend another favorite. A bit further East, on the old Renton-Issaquah road. You'd love the settings, I promise. http://squakmtnursery.com

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    1. I've heard of Squak Mountain Nursery and coworker who lives nearby just brought me a flier. It's next on my list! Thanks for the tip, from the flier and the visit that Cisco Morris made on his show, Gardening With Cisco, it looks gorgeous!

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  5. Me thinks that topiary saguaro needs a little TLC...

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    1. Maybe a few artificial Christmas tree branches and some spray paint?

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  6. How many nurseries do you see with a kids' section? What a great merchandising idea -- "Wah! I want this toy. Mine!"

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    1. It is a great idea! Plus the play area lets mom or dad shop while the kids are engaged in an activity.

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  7. Small and crowded...my kind of place.

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  8. So many beautiful plants - I would be broke if even went to 1/3 of the nurseries you do (and I would need 6 acres of garden) :-) But oh, it's very tempting - I love the golden baby tears and the variegated azaleas!

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    1. One of my ideas about blogging was that I would take pictures of plants instead of buying them. It worked for a while...Oh well, who needs to make the mortgage payment?

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  9. Facing drought, nasty neighbors demanding desecration of foliage, and water restrictions, my husband and I've already had several discussions about the prospects for relocation to the PNW but, based on your posts, I think perhaps it's best to stay where we are - I'd make us paupers in no time if we moved.

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    1. Real estate is much less expensive here so you'd save enough money there to feed your plant sprees for years!

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  10. How do you ever have time to garden with so many nursery visits?

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    1. Perhaps you've noticed that I haven't shown any pictures of my own garden lately...Although I get a few (very few) things done after work now that the days are a bit longer.

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  11. Deer and plants just do not miX, even if the deer IS a plant. Maybe especially then.

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    1. Silly Evan, Deer love to mix with plants, chew plants, digest plants, eat all of the hostas in your garden, etc.

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  12. I bought one of those Gold Flame honeysuckles recently-- it is blooming and blooming and such color-- I hope Francine the hummingbird will like it. You find the best places to garden shop!

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  13. that topiary deer is so-o-o-o cool! And the bi-coloured azalea is extraordinary - it looks like sweets, good enough to eat. Very appealing nursery, unfortunately a bit too far to drop in!

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  14. that topiary deer is so-o-o-o cool! And the bi-coloured azalea is extraordinary - it looks like sweets, good enough to eat. Very appealing nursery, unfortunately a bit too far to drop in!

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  15. that topiary deer is so-o-o-o cool! And the bi-coloured azalea is extraordinary - it looks like sweets, good enough to eat. Very appealing nursery, unfortunately a bit too far to drop in!

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