SEQUIM PLANTS – a West Coast Plant Site


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Welcome to Sequim Plants – formerly Skyline Nursery – no Mail-order

This is the website of a small nursery in the town of Sequim, WA.

Herbert Senft proprietor. 1080 W. Hendrickson Rd. Sequim, WA 98382 USA – (360) 683-2294

Plants Directory: B  C  E  F  G  H  I  J  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  V W Z

A brief exploration of what I have to offer.

 closeup of cow parsnip
As a retired Nurseryman who loves plants, bonsai and propagation I welcome you to my online store and hope you will find a way to visit the premises. As Skyline Nursery I have been growing and propagating plants locally since 1982 and hopefully I am starting to get the hang of it. The ‘article’ content of this website are mostly mine and sometimes involve a bit of humor.

I took a hiatus from this field in 1996 and began to ‘maintain’ the gardens I had sold my plants to. Between weeding out some of my own (and other) more adventuresome plants I also had time to do a lot of rock work as shown in a Riverine Garden.  A landscape I did based on a river and a very Zen like employer. Do check out the description of its winter construction.

The plants I offer were meant for a 2016 opening as I have much left to do in this restart. Fortunately, the plants offered give me much nourishment, fun as well as honest labor. I hope you will find the plants offered of interest for I have much to re-collect  and I am always willing to trade. Growing plants remains a learning process and I hope you will share in this excitement. Newest additions or timely plants are featured in my monthly articles.

Please use the alphabetical list and understand that there are more plants available at the nursery that either I have not logged in, are in short supply or are too difficult to ship. The nursery is open by appointment and you can contact me for a visit. If you have questions or criticisms, you can use the simple WordPress comment forum.

Ordering plants is restricted to an outmoded shopping cart using PayPal. I hope to upgrade this soon by using a on-line shopping cart, which will a bit more co-operative in regards to shipping charges. You can also copy out the items and email your list to me and I will get back to you with the estimated charges or PayPal invoice.

Thank you for visiting. Another Nursery wrote “We can only scratch the surface of all the world offers”… Be it in relationships or in the things, we love, some scratch harder and more often than others and I have always remembered thanking a ‘master’ for his enlightenment. Jim responded, grinning “It’s not enlightenment if it is not confusing.”

On my Google+ blog I wrote: The gardens that we plant and nurture are a good reflection of the health and depth of our hearts and souls. In a time of proxy wars and increasing tensions between east and west we should reflect how much better co-operation works. Communities and nations are also like gardens. Some are naturally better endowed, others are better planned and some shine more brightly simply because they began with less and had to struggle. All however, need to be fought over in the most constructive sense of the word. …

We seem to garden with ego’s and agendas rather than realizing that the earth we share should ever be preserved by hard tilling and the investiture of sweat and labor towards later and greater rewards . Investments that our children will be reaping long after we’re gone … and in that sense the garden provides one with immortality stretching out to future friends yet unknown who in their own ‘circle’s-turn will take wonder at all you’ve done.  I will post the rest on my About Me page.
I will  be adding new plants frequently so do check back. I continue to enjoy the response and all the contributions from my customers – thank you! My Recipe Pages spiced with Politics and Genealogy are here.

Hope to see you soon. The Google Map to my place.

(C) Herb Senft 2015


SEQUIM PLANTS – a West Coast Plant Site — 9 Comments

  1. Browsing around on Sequim Plants – I really like it. Lovely photos and interesting content. I look forward to read more on this site. Thank you for adding my link.
    /Charlotte – My Green Nook

    • Thank you Charlotte,
      I have taken a respite from the blog and have begun identifying plants I have for sale. Should we ever get out of this river of rain I should be okay.
      A rise in daylight hours means very little if there is no light or heat degree temperature associated with it. Very damp and gray. May The Green Nook prosper.

  2. Hi …

    I doubt any of my cactus are going to disappear soon and they are shippable. The large Opuntia could have pads removed (cuttings made) to fit a large or medium size flat rate box. Four pads per box. This would have to be a separate ship as they would be heavy and would crush the smaller ones. Those could easily go into smaller boxes. Mind you, shipping would be REGIONAL so regular mail would be fine and very affordable.
    Thinking that over (and after my first cup of tea) I could also bare root some of the larger ones and ship them intact. A three to ten pound box Regional Rate Box B would be 6.16 to Tacoma. Even a larger box of 16 inches by 10×10 would be $12.12. One – two day delivery. So far I could not find a regular postage rate, but my zip code is 98382.
    Sorry, I do not get in the traveling mood often and am mulling over a trip (ferry) to Stanwood to buy some Sarracenia from someone. Might have to work on car first.


  3. “I moved to Sequim a few weeks ago and would like to acquire a sequim cactus. I was wondering if you have any you would be willing to sell or know where I can find one.”
    Thank you, Bruce.

    I replied:
    Yes I do, albeit the naming of “Sequim cactus” is a bit pretentious by the locals. It can be found in Pt. Townsend and the San Juan Islands as well

  4. I am interested in ordering plants that would not only produce beautiful foliage but also survive in southern California. Can you please email me with options.
    Thank you

    • I have given up on mail order and dealing with phyto requirements for CA simply is too expensive for me to deal with. May I suggest you consult a great book by Jones and Sacamano ‘Landscape Plants for Dry Regions’ and look for a decent local nursery that may be willing to special order items they may be unfamiliar with.
      In my experience L.A. area had really crappy nurseries not much better than box stores. You might be as well off dealing with Universities that deal with horticulture. Many of them have active plant sale areas, or if not have annual plant sales. Arboretum and Garden Club sales are also a good way to find unusual plant material.
      Finally, just do a walk about and if you see an outstanding garden take the time to stop, compliment them and ask questions. Often you might get a plant start or cutting that way.

    • Another customer asked a similar question – and I added a further explanation.:
      “And by cistus do you mean Rockrose” YES!
      Usually these lovelies are bush form and vary in foliage form. although there is also a rare form called Cytisus battandieri that actually can become a small tree. Wonderful pineapple fragrance!
      Certainly a plant to obtain.
      Rockrose and Sunrose. Somewhat confusing.
      Helianthemums are but one member of the Sunrose family which belongito Cistus – actually Cistacea. ALL are Northern hemisphere plants and the name .Helianthemum is from the Greek helios suggesting sun and anthemon meaning flower.
      I play an Internet game under that name and it seems everyone assumes I am a SHE as they believe the ‘Helian’ refers to Helen. :-)
      What is interesting are the many new inter-specie crosses that would also include the Halimium family.- (False sunrose) These have been crossed to make a lovely hybrid.. Halimiocistus wintonensis ‘Merrist Wood Cream’
      Old price indeed!
      Near all are Mediterranean plants and as such should be grown with that climate in mine.”

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