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 Heronswood Nursery

I stumbled across Heronswood over the winter, and was astonished I had not heard of them sooner. In their words:

“Heronswood is committed to the evaluation and introduction of landscape plants, i.e. trees, shrubs, vines, grasses, ferns and perennials, that deserve greater recognition as satisfying ingredients to our gardens. We spend weeks, sometimes months, each year in pursuit of these plants that we bring back into this country from remote areas of Asia, S. America, Australia and even from our own backyard. These are collected and imported responsibly, ethically and legally with all necessary legal protocols adhered to.”

In a nutshell they are a collection of outstanding plants people interested in helping you grow as a collector of plants. The nursery is located north of Seattle, in Washington, and from what I’ve been perusing, they hold no grudge against plant material hardy in the north. People I know who have done business with Heronswood have raved about their plants and service. Their Web site is fabulous. I don’t need to say any more, visit them at

The Heronswood Nursery closed, but the Heronswood Botanical Garden continues.

Don Engebretson
The Renegade Gardener