Whether you’re an experienced gardener with a beautiful collection of unusual plants, a beginner learning the basics, or someone who just wants your yard to look nice, we think you’ll find a visit to Egan Gardens worthwhile.
Our sales are on-site only; we don’t do any online orders or shipping of retail products.
Our retail side is open Monday-Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday 10 am to 5 pm.
Our wholesale side is open all year, Monday – Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm.
It’s nearing the end of summer. The fall crops of pansies, garden mums, ornamental kale and overwintering foliage – Heucheras, grasses, etc. – are ready. The fall-winter baskets are planted and will be filled-out and ready around the start of September. Mums will be available through early October, and pansies all the way through October. Remember the retail sales officially close October 17th, but we’re still around on weekdays after that.
But there are still lots of pretty things in bloom, and in leaf, here in the greenhouses and the shrub and perennial areas, too. We realize that spring’s fervor has abated, and many of our fellow gardeners are debating whether to bother spending time and money adding annuals to their gardens when summer’s more than half over. To help tip the scales in favor of “adding to”, we’ve reduced prices on lots of plants. For example:
‘NonStop’ Tuberous Begonias, Upright Fuchsias and Variegated-Leaf Geraniums in 5.5″ pots that were $6.99 are now $4.99
Premium annuals in our maroon quart pots that were $4.99 are now $3.99 or lower.
Zinnias, petunias, and assorted other 4″ annuals that were $2.19 are now 99 cents.
August classes coming up:
Leaf Casting Parts 1 and 2
Sun. 21 Aug. and Sun. Aug 28
This is a 2-part class, taking place on consecutive Sundays. On the first day you will do your leaf mold, which will be left to dry. Smaller leaf castings could possibly be taken home that day. Some large showy leaves will be provided, but if you have a favorite Hosta, Gunnera, Petasites, Elephant Ear, or other, bring your own leaves. Doesn’t have to be a classy, expensive plant – cabbage leaves or outer corn husks could work well. Please pre-register for this class by calling 503-393-2131 ext. 2. Class size limit is 15. Cost is $25 for both days.
Leaf Casting Part 1 The Process
Mix the concrete, choose the leaf, form the mold.
Leaf Casting Part 2 The Revealing
Strip it down, clean it up, ooh and aah over how cool it turned out, and take it home.
And on into September:
Sunday, Sept. 18
Making Planters for Fall and Winter
A mix of perennial foliage and cold-tolerant flowers can look good from fall to spring. Plant your own with guidance from Ellen. Cost: materials only, around $35. Please call 503-393-2131 to register.
Most classes are free. We appreciate a phone call for registration so we know how many handouts to have printed and chairs to set out. 503-393-2131 ext. 2.
We have a fairly regular schedule
of classes and workshops
- check out the Calendar page and see if some of them look interesting. We always welcome suggestions for topics, so please let us know what you’d like to learn more about.
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The newest addition to our grounds and amenities is Thornton Park, named for my Scottie, Thornton. It’s a fenced area on the edge of the Perennial Field, with shade trees to lie under, lawn to run and tussle in, a flower bed to dig up and destroy, and a water bowl to get the mud off his tongue after that digging. Visitors’ dogs are welcome to join him in the park; he’s friendly with everyone and loves having company. If you have a dog who wants to go with you wherever you go, bring him/her along to play in Thornton Park while you shop.