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Our Favorite Summer Bloomers

Our Favorite Summer Bloomers

With temperatures in the 70's heading into the start of summer, right now is an opportune time to be considering the plants you want to enjoy in the season ahead, and beyond. Planting when temperatures are cooler is best practice, and lessens the chances of transplant...

Foghorn the Red-tailed Hawk

Foghorn the Red-tailed Hawk

Many of you may already be familiar with the beautiful raptor frequently seen soaring over the garden center, but perhaps you would like to get to know him better. Meet Foghorn, our resident red-tailed hawk here at Shonnard's. Foghorn, as he is affectionately dubbed...

Your Bees in June

Your Bees in June

Blackberry season is here! Beekeeping in June is all about ensuring your bees put away enough honey reserves for winter. The honey flow in the Willamette Valley is on, and you should be seeing fresh white wax and a lot of nectar coming into your colonies. At this...

Memorial Day Weekend Plant Sales

Memorial Day Weekend Plant Sales

As we approach Memorial Day, take a moment to honor the brave women and men who have given their lives in service to our country. Now is a time for reflection, remembrance, and gratitude, so we're here to help you find the plants and flowers to honor those who hold a...

Nucleus Hives Pick-Up Day – Saturday May 25th

Nucleus Hives Pick-Up Day – Saturday May 25th

The pickup 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 preferred, but we realize this may not be ideal!...

What Tomato Will You Grow?

What Tomato Will You Grow?

Tomatoes come in all sorts of variations so it's no surprise you may feel a bit intimidated when making your decision on what type to grow in your garden. Luckily, we are here to guide you and keep it simple! When searching for your tomato, consider days to maturity...

All About the Flowers: Sun, Type, Use

All About the Flowers: Sun, Type, Use

The sun is out, and plants are starting to put on noticeable growth which means flower buds are transforming into beautiful blooms. We are here to help you grow what makes you feel good. So here is your guide to the magnificent variety of flowering plants that are...

Growing Guidance for Container Gardening with Shrubs and More

Growing Guidance for Container Gardening with Shrubs and More

Here are four essential steps to make sure your potted plant flourishes: CONTAINER & PLANT SELECTION If you want to grow plantings for long-term enjoyment, then choose plants that are hardy to our USDA zone 7 or 8, and hardy to USDA 5. Match the size of the...

Mother’s Day Gifts – We Deliver!

Mother’s Day Gifts – We Deliver!

Show Some Love for Mother's Day There is nothing comparable to a Mother's love. No words can adequately describe it. No gift can truly represent the depth of gratitude for it. Whether your Mom is near or far, here or passed on, we hope you can create some time and...

Your Bees in May

Your Bees in May

. May is here, and our goal is to help the bees reach maximum colony strength at blackberry blossom in June. The bee brood developing right now is going to bring in the food that provisions the colony through fall and winter, and your personal honey harvest as well....

Perennials that Support Hummingbird & Butterfly Habitat

Perennials that Support Hummingbird & Butterfly Habitat

A wholesome habitat for wildlife offers more than flowers. When growing a place for hummingbirds and butterflies to find refuge, there are a few aspects to consider that will help meet all their needs. Meeting Their Needs Use shrubs, like Flowering Quince...

Hear from our happy customers!

We bloom with excitement when we hear from our customers.

Shonnard’s is my go to place for everything plant related. They have a wonderful selection of everything from native plants to popular decorative plants to houseplants and anything you could need to keep said plants happy. Combine that with a friendly, knowledgeable staff and they have my business and recommendation.
Kylee T.
Shonnard’s is my go to place for everything plant related. They have a wonderful selection of everything from native plants to popular decorative plants to houseplants and anything you could need to keep said plants happy. Combine that with a friendly, knowledgeable staff and they have my business and recommendation.
Kylee T.
Kylee T.
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.
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.
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.
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.