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Trees for Spring Blooms in the Willamette Valley

Trees for Spring Blooms in the Willamette Valley

Few plants have more impact on your landscape than trees.  Here are a few highlights of spring flowering trees that will grow in your Willamette Valley landscape. Large Trees Robinia 'Purple Robe Locust' - 40 ft Tall x 30 ft Wide Highly fragrant and very...

Quick Guide to Annual Geraniums

Quick Guide to Annual Geraniums

Aw, the beauty of growing Pelargonium species geraniums. This South African warm-season bloomer graces our Willamette Valley Oregon outdoor containers, hanging baskets and flower beds from spring through fall. Not only are the blooms long-lasting, they’re also found...

Missed a Class? Our Spring Class Recordings are on YouTube!

Missed a Class? Our Spring Class Recordings are on YouTube!

We try our best to offer learning opportunities that fit the lifestyles of our customers and the workflow of our staff. We apologize if you weren't able to attend one of our classes, but know that they were recorded and are available to watch anytime on our Shonnard's...

Shonnard’s Sweet Honeybee Photo Contest

Shonnard’s Sweet Honeybee Photo Contest

Are you a nature lover, a gardener, a beekeeper, or a photographer? Everyone is welcome to participate in the Shonnard’s Sweet Honeybee Photo Contest! We are looking for bee and beekeeping related photos, including but not limited to: Honeybees in the hive Honeybees...

Package Bees Pick-up Day – Saturday April 20th

Package Bees Pick-up Day – Saturday April 20th

PACKAGE BEE PICK UP DAY SATURDAY April 20th The pick-up times below are suggestions aimed at reducing waiting time when you arrive - you may certainly come when it is most convenient for you during our store hours. Picking up your bees at the suggested time is...

Growing Clematis & Our 2024 Varieties

Growing Clematis & Our 2024 Varieties

If you're interested in giving your garden a vertical accent, and enjoy growing flowers that hummingbirds love too, then the clematis is for you! Clematis is a vining plant that offers a unique variety of flower colors and forms. The variety also extends to time of...

Growing Carnivorous Plants

Growing Carnivorous Plants

Carnivorous plants come in unique textures and forms making them fun to grow for kids, and eccentric gardeners. Surprising to some, there are a great variety of carnivorous plants hardy enough to survive a Willamette Valley winter. At Shonnard’s you'll find...

Bees in April

Bees in April

Congratulations, you’ve overwintered your colony! If your hives made it through to April with 5+ solid frames of bees and an active queen then you’ve successfully overwintered! Supplemental Feeding  Now that your bees have broken their winter cluster and have...

40th Anniversary Spring Open House

40th Anniversary Spring Open House

Fri - Sun | April 19th, 20th, 21st Welcome to Shonnards! Family-owned & operated since 1984, we are your #1 stop for gardening in Corvallis. Our Spring Open House is our chance to welcome you into our garden center when the joy of spring is in the air and the...

Planting Rhododendrons and Azaleas in Spring

Planting Rhododendrons and Azaleas in Spring

Rhododendrons and azaleas help to define the landscape style of the Pacific Northwest.  Varied and vivid flower colors brighten shady sites through the spring months, and bold evergreen foliage gives a lush appearance all year long. Sunlight - Part Sun to Part Shade...

Early Spring Garden Tasks

Early Spring Garden Tasks

Here in Corvallis, Oregon, at the foothills of the coastal mountain range and opening into the mid-Willamette Valley, the local growing conditions in February and March may seem like a fifth season beyond the usual four - giving us an early spring. Early spring in...

Must-Have Early Spring Bloomers

Must-Have Early Spring Bloomers

Though the snow puts a slight damper on our progress in the garden, it creates time to dream about our favorite part of the garden that will soon be here in abundance, and that is flowers. Take a look at your garden (after the snow melts), and ask yourself, "Could I...

Hear from our happy customers!

We bloom with excitement when we hear from our customers.

I just got back from a quick trip to Shonnard’s. I don’t drive over there often, because for me, it’s all the way on the other side of town. But when I need any kind of garden product or get ready to buy seeds or plants, I make the trip. When I got home...
Tara K.
I just got back from a quick trip to Shonnard’s. I don’t drive over there often, because for me, it’s all the way on the other side of town. But when I need any kind of garden product or get ready to buy seeds or plants, I make the trip. When I got home, there was an email from them in my inbox which included my receipt and a PDF with all kinds of info about how and when to use the product I just bought. Just about every time I shop there, I get an email like that that tells me exactly what I need to know to grow my plant or use my product. Now that’s customer service! I also subscribe to their newsletter because it’s full of helpful info that’s up to date for our area and the season. That’s just a couple of the reasons I shop at Shonnard’s but not the only ones. I also love supporting a local business. Did I mention they have online classes and a really good YouTube channel? And knowledgeable, helpful staff? The list could go on and on.
Tara K.
Tara K.
Shonnard’s has an outstanding selection of native plants. Super kind staff took time to answer my questions and gave a lot of helpful advice. I ended up finding all the plants on my list (plus a few more, of course). They even delivered for a reasonable fee. 5 stars!
Leyna J.
Shonnard’s has an outstanding selection of native plants. Super kind staff took time to answer my questions and gave a lot of helpful advice. I ended up finding all the plants on my list (plus a few more, of course). They even delivered for a reasonable fee. 5 stars!
Leyna J.
Leyna J.
Christmas lights! The best and most professional service for purchasing, installing, and storing Christmas lights. Full service. These guys know what they are doing! Been with them since about 2014! Thanks Shonnard’s!
Charlene T.
Christmas lights! The best and most professional service for purchasing, installing, and storing Christmas lights. Full service. These guys know what they are doing! Been with them since about 2014! Thanks Shonnard’s!
Charlene T.
Charlene T.
This nursery has a great layout. As I wandered around picking garden starts and flowers, I found they also have an amazing selection! From indoor flora to native plant landscaping dazzlers, to bees. Definitely recommended for a shopper that would like to find a new favorite plant place.
Ja'net V.
This nursery has a great layout. As I wandered around picking garden starts and flowers, I found they also have an amazing selection! From indoor flora to native plant landscaping dazzlers, to bees. Definitely recommended for a shopper that would like to find a new favorite plant place.
Ja'net V.
Ja'net V.
Shonnard's is the best! Great prices, super helpful staff, and an amazing selection. It has everything I could want in a local nursery.
Jessee D.
Shonnard's is the best! Great prices, super helpful staff, and an amazing selection. It has everything I could want in a local nursery.
Jessee D.
Jessee D.