Rhododendons & Azaleas

In March we will be receiving a beautiful selection of rhododendrons and azaleas. This Northwest classic is available in evergreen and deciduous forms and there are cultivars that grow as low as a ground cover reaching 12" tall and others are 5' tall or greater. Our exceptional selection has something for every garden and every color palette. Rhododendrons and azaleas are acid loving plants that thrive in moderately moist soil. Spring is great time to fertilize your azaleas and rhododendrons. We recommend Dr. Earth Acid Lovers Organic Fertilizer.

For the most part, they prefer a partial sun exposure that offers morning sun and afternoon shade or dappled light to reduce the exposure to the hottest rays of the day.Rhododendrons are a shallow rooted plant. This is helpful if you ever need to transplant them.

It is also beneficial to provide a layer of mulch to help keep those shallow roots insulated during the changing temperatures throughout the year and to avoid moisture loss during our warmer months. G&B Soil Building Conditioner is an excellent mulch that also improves the soil fertility. There are many varieties available that bloom throughout the season. Gardeners can plant a flowering succession of these reliable shrubs to enjoy for months to come. Stop by to see our selection of these low maintenance beauties and plant a Northwest favorite in your garden this spring.

Azalea List 2018

Rhododendron List 2018
Bare Root Roses Arrive in February
Our bare root roses arrive in February. Enjoy the significant savings of bare root plants and invite in the romance, beauty and fragrance of roses to your garden. From old world classics to modern beauties we have a rose that is right for every garden. This is a great opportunity to purchase high quality beautiful varieties at a discounted price, while they are dormant.
Click here to view our Bare Root Roses List for 2018.

Click here to view our Rose Availability List for 2018.

Click here to view our Rose Catalog for 2018.

Bare Root Fruit has Arrived!
It's that time again, it's time to plan your garden and make your list of new varieties to add to your edible garden.Our bare root fruit has arrived. This is a great opportunity to purchase high quality fruit at a discounted price, while it's dormant. We have a wide selection of bare root fruit trees, berries and so much more. Read more
We are now accepting resumes for Customer Service Positions
McAuliffe’s Valley Nursery is now accepting resumes for part time & full time positions.

Situated in scenic Snohomish, our nursery is located a short distance from urban centers. We offer farm grown and locally sourced quality plants and supplies, as well as, delivery, installation and design services. We are a full service nursery, open 7-days a week, all year round.

Spring at McAuliffe’s Valley Nursery is fast-paced and can be very busy and exciting. The pace and intensity can vary and change throughout the day and from season to season. Applicants must be adaptable to the changing rhythms that occur in a nursery.
We are looking for people who can multi-task and are undaunted if not inspired by an atmosphere of high energy & demands at their work place.

We pride ourselves on providing a high level of customer service from greeting our visitors to offering recommendations and support throughout their shopping experience.

Candidates should be flexible and team oriented. We need staff with good communication skills that can work together and stay calm, cheerful and enthusiastic.

Position Requirements:
  • Love of plants & people
  • Plant identification & knowledge is required
  • Cashiering & learning our Point of Sale System
  • Enjoy working outside
  • Assist in sales: locating & selecting plant material, supplies & problem solving
  • Provide care & maintenance of plant material & displays
  • Able and willing to work weekends
  • The ability to lift 35 lbs.

Additional tasks include but are not limited to watering, weeding, stocking, cleaning and tagging/pricing.

Interested applicants can email or drop off their resumes at:
11910 Springhetti Road
Snohomish, WA 98296

Salary DOE

Fresh Dig List
These newly harvested trees are fresh from our fields to beautify your landscape.

Japanese Maples
Acer 'Emperor I'
Acer 'Katsura'
Acer 'Pixie'
Acer 'Shaina'

Abies 'Mariessii' (Fir)
Abies pinsapo 'Aurea' (Golden Spanish Fir)
Abies pinsapo 'Glauca' (Blue Spanish Fir)
Abies 'Silberlocke' (Korean Fir)
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Confucius' (Hinoki Cypress)
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Gemstone' (Hinoki Cypress)
Chamaecyparis 'Just Dandy' (Hinoki Cypress)
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana Gracilis' (Hinoki Cypress)
Chamaeyparis obtusa 'Thoweil' (Hinoki Cypress)
Chamaeyparis obtusa 'True Dwarf Nana' (Hinoki Cypress)
Cupresssus nootkatensis 'Van Den Akker' (Alaskan Weeping Cedar)
Taxus 'Viridis' (Yew)

Misc. Deciduous Trees & Shrubs
Cotinus 'Purpureus' (Purple Smoke Bush)
Cornus 'Venus' (Flowering Dogwood)
Cornus 'Satomi' (Pink Flowering Dogwood)
Stewartia pseudocamellia
Styrax japonicum (Japanese Snowbell)
Styrax obassia (Big leafed Japanese Snowbell)
Seed Starting
This is a great time to plan your spring garden. As you consider what you would like to plant this year and any new selections you would like to try, this is also time to take stock in your seed starting supplies.
Seed Starting Essentials
Seed Starting Mix
Humidome Seed Starting Tray
Peat Pots or similar planters for your seedlings
Seed Starting Heat Mat (Optional)
Supplemental Lighting (Optional)
If you already have the trays on hand its a good time to give them a good cleaning with a mild bleach water solution to ensure they are free of bacteria or fungus that can adversely affect your seedlings. Checking your Humidome Seed Starting Trays over for cracks or damage that might affect this years growing season. These do need to be replaced from time to time.
10 Steps to Getting Seeds Started
1: Place your pots in your humidome tray.
2: Fill with 3/4 full seedling mix.
3: Dampen the soil & then top off with little extra soil to allow for soil compression.
4: Place seed in the soil to the recommended depth. See the seed packet for recommendations. For larger seeds you may wish to make a depression with a dibber for the seeds to nestle into and then cover the seed with the seedling mix and gently tamp down soil. Take note of which seeds are in which tray and when you started them so that you can track your days to germination. The days that it takes a seed to germinate is noted on the seed packet and this time frame can vary quite a bit.
5: Cover your tray with the humidome cover to create a humid environment for the seeds to germinate. Remember to crack that lid periodically to allow for the excess moisture that can develop to dissipate. Once the seeds have sprouted remove the lid.
6: Good lighting is essential to the healthy development of your young sprouts. Place the seeds by a bright light source, such as a south-facing window or under a seed starting light. As your seedlings grow raise the light fixture to accommodate the growth. Remember to rotate your tray regularly to keep the seedlings from leaning and becoming spindly.
7: The ideal temperature for starting your seeds is 65-70 F. degrees. It is best to keep them away from cold and drafty locations.
8: Water the bottom of the tray and allow the water to wick up into the soil through the bottom of the seed starting container. Watering the top of the soil directly can dislodge the seeds. Soil should be kept moist but should not be too wet. Avoid over-watering this can lead to a fungal disease known as "Dampening Off", where the seedlings emerge and appear strong but suddenly wilt.
9: Gradually, acclimate your seedlings to the cooler outdoor temperatures to help them "harden off" and transition to being out of doors, when the danger from the last frost has passed. See seed packet for more precise timing for starting and planting out of doors.
10: Pot your seedling up or plant directly in the ground in the biodegradable fiber or peat pots and consider giving them a little slow release fertilizer to help them grow.
Botanical Interests Seeds will be arriving soon.
Stop by to choose from our selection of quality conventional and organic seeds including, herbs, edibles and ornamentals to get your garden growing.
Hellebore Heaven
Often called the Lenten Rose or Christmas Rose; Hellebores by any name are a jewel in the winter landscape. These evergreen perennials are available in many forms, cultivars and colors.

The leathery foliage found on these stalwart beauties varies from a deep rich green to marbled and variegated patterns. While the flowers have a delicate appearance they are in fact a remarkably hardy perennial that blooms through winter's chill and in a blanket of snow. With some varieties blooming in fall, while others bloom in winter through early spring. These long lasting beauties add color and interest to the landscape during the leanest months.

Their form and flower has an understated elegance that make them an excellent choice for woodland gardens, a Northwest theme or a container arrangement. This low maintenance beauty has blossoms that are borne in nodding or outward facing clusters. From fair freckled faced flowers to deep rich near black double blooms. With a range of flower and foliage styles there is sure to be one that will catch your eye and capture your heart.