|A remarkable nursery that earns its quality reputation every growing year. The partnership of Bouquet Banque is known for exceptional plants that are raised on site from infancy to maturity. Collector's Perennials....clean and healthy...raised with patience...one year at a time.
See the HeraldNet.com feature Marysville Growers devote years to cyclamen, a winter standout
See us at sales, visit the gardens, and peruse our plant pages.
2017 Plant Sale Schedule
|Jan 28th & 29th||2017 Hardy Cyclamen Sale & Openhouse||Bouquet Banque Nursery|
|Feb 14th||Cyclamen Lecture||Redmond Garden Club|
|March 4th||NHS Spring Ephemeral Plant Sale||Center for Urban Horticulture|
|March 11th||NPA March Mania Plant Sale||Bellevue Botanical Garden|
|April 9th||NPA Spring Sale||North Seattle Community College|
|April 22nd & 23rd||Spring 2017 Epimedium Openhouse||Bouquet Banque Nursery|
|May 5th - 6th||Master Gardener Plant Sale||Center for Urban Horticulture|
And so it began......as a young mother I had just moved into an old farmhouse on two acres of sandy loam. My dreams of horses and a family home near work had guided the purchase.
On the edge of the property is the freight train line and I soon learned they ran all night---and woke the baby. Each time we nursed and rocked, I opened a book to keep awake. Country Gardens, The Complete Gardener, and Wayside Garden Catalog all fueled my imagination.
The plants that inspired me were uncommon to the Northwest in 1976. So I wrote letters to experts in England and the Northeast and then to Europe and China, collecting seeds and slips and little bits of dormant root to make a garden filled with wildflowers and rare bulbs, herbal textures and seasonal treasures.
More than 30 years have passed, each year a deepening education, since I coveted a load of chicken manure and to cover the cost I painted a sign, sent off for a license, and sold my first box of field grown perennials for $23. The young family and horses have grown and gone. A life full of stories is part of this soil and toil of years. I've come to know that's how a garden really grows.
Now the nursery is a partnership with owner Judy Zugish and grower Bill Roeder sharing the labors, befriending the joys. A bountiful garden, seed and stock plants cover one acre; cold frames of hardy cyclamen, epimedium, Chinese arisaema and a propagation house full of seedlings fill the other. We've chosen from the fields of flowers those species that excite us most and focused on raising them right here, for keen gardeners to enjoy as much as we do.