Our Blog

We share because we care about the health of your plants.

Creating a Harmonious Perennial Border

Creating a Harmonious Perennial Border

When you have a monotonous hedge of yews, rhododendrons, viburnums or another green border plant, incorporating perennials at the forefront will give your landscape seasonal color and charm. The use of perennial flowers can enable an artistic gardener to create living...

Bees in March

Bees in March

March is the most common month for colonies to starve. Take the opportunity of a sunny day and warmer day temperatures, if you haven't already, to peek inside your hive and see how your bees are doing. By this time, the queen has been steadily increasing her...

Blueberries to Plant Now – Benefits and Growing Tips

Blueberries to Plant Now – Benefits and Growing Tips

Benefits of Growing & Eating Blueberries Blueberries provide us with more than just scrumptious berries in summer to snack on all day long. Here are just a few excellent benefits of growing blueberry bushes: The flowers of blueberry shrubs are a great food source...

How to Choose an Apple Tree You’ll Love to Grow

How to Choose an Apple Tree You’ll Love to Grow

Been dreaming of growing apples in your backyard but aren’t sure if you can, or what to consider when choosing a variety to grow? Here's you guide. First Consider Cross-Pollination To keep it simple, two different varieties of apples must cross-pollinate. Apple trees...

Native Mason Bees for Early Crops – Part II

Native Mason Bees for Early Crops – Part II

In part one, we covered what a mason bee is and why they are important. Now let’s dive into what mason bees need (all within an area of only 100 to 200 feet) and how to encourage and manage your own populations. Reproduction Mason bees are cavity-nesting solitary...

Mason Bees for Early Crops – Part I

Mason Bees for Early Crops – Part I

It may seem like a difficult task to create an environment for bees to thrive, but give yourself the time to learn something new today and discover what all you can do to aid in the revival of this very important pollinator – the mason bee. Who are the Mason Bees? A...

Bees in February

Bees in February

Hello beekeeper! Longer day length triggers honey bee queens to increase egg production. Your honey bee colonies have likely been slowly building brood population since Winter Solstice. Ideally, they will reach peak population when blackberries are blooming later in...

Seed Starting: Why, When, How

Seed Starting: Why, When, How

Why start from seed? Savings! The cost of buying a packet of seeds versus buying transplants is quite significant. Depending on the seed, you have the potential to start 30 or more plants from a seed packet for $4.99, compared to getting 6 transplants for $6.99. If...

Growing Hellebores in the Shade Garden

Growing Hellebores in the Shade Garden

Hellebores are early blooming evergreen perennials that grow best in the shade garden. Blooms The attraction of hellebores is the wonderful variety of blooms. You'll discover varieties with solid white flowers, white with pink edges, chartreuse, or deep red-purple,...

The Blooming & Fragrant Winter Garden

The Blooming & Fragrant Winter Garden

When you take a walk through the neighborhood (if the winter weather is pleasant enough) you may come across beautiful blooms and fragrant wonders. Low-growing plants like hellebores and heather can be found in shades of pink, maroon, or white, underneath or in...

Bare Root Rose Plants at Shonnard’s

Bare Root Rose Plants at Shonnard’s

What is Bare Root? Bare root means that a plant has been dug up from growing in the ground and has not been container grown. Roots are left bare but protected, and upon arrival to our nursery the plants are placed in a mulch mix to keep the roots covered. A bare root...

Fruit, Nut, and Ornamental Tree Spray Schedules

Fruit, Nut, and Ornamental Tree Spray Schedules

Regular seasonal spraying is very important for fruit production in Western Oregon. Timed sprays help to control fungal diseases, insects and some bacterial diseases. When spraying in Fall, Winter, and Early Spring, sprays should evenly coat all branches and the...

Hear from our happy customers!

We bloom with excitement when we hear from our customers.

Andrea assisted with flowers for my August wedding. She was amazing from start to finish. She listened to my colors and budget! My flowers stayed fresh for a full week. Wedding guests loved taking home the table arrangements. Definitely 5-star service and quality!
Ellen M.
Andrea assisted with flowers for my August wedding. She was amazing from start to finish. She listened to my colors and budget! My flowers stayed fresh for a full week. Wedding guests loved taking home the table arrangements. Definitely 5-star service and quality!
Ellen M.
Ellen M.
Reasonable prices, great service, and two weeks later the sweet little carnation bouquet I sent to my daughter is still looking fresh and beautiful!
Tami S.
Reasonable prices, great service, and two weeks later the sweet little carnation bouquet I sent to my daughter is still looking fresh and beautiful!
Tami S.
Tami S.
The knowledge they offer is far above anyone else in the area. I would strongly recommend Shonnard’s for all your plant and landscaping needs.
Mike W.
The knowledge they offer is far above anyone else in the area. I would strongly recommend Shonnard’s for all your plant and landscaping needs.
Mike W.
Mike W.