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Asia Pacific Gardening, Inc.

Kent, WA 98032
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Business Description

Asia Pacific Gardening, Inc. brings over 35 years of gardening and nursery experience to clients in Kent. The center specializes in Bonsai trees, accessories, ceramic pots, tools, fertilizers, mud figurines, fountains, and other bonsai items and decor that can be found in Asia Pacific's showroom. The nursery sits on two acres and also includes a warehouse and greenhouse, and clients can follow the company's online blog to find out about various Bonsai workshops such as Indoor Bonsai Basic Care and useful entries on proper indoor Bonsai tree care. Asia Pacific Gardening is open on weekends by appointment only.

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4.5
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Furney's Nursery

Des Moines, WA 98198
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Furney's Nursery has been selling plants and flowers in Des Moines for almost 90 years. Customers come to the store for long-lasting perennials, colorful annuals, herbs, berries, and vegetables, trees, shrubs, exotic tropicals, houseplants, bulbs, and seeds. Various supplies and services are also available including organic soils and weed control as well as custom container design, deliveries, expert in-store advice, and landscape consultations. The company grows its nursery items in dozens of greenhouses in Des Moines as well as on 150 acres in Oregon's Willamette Valley and originally started out as a roadside flower and fruit stand back in 1929.

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4.5
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4.5 / 5 (19)
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4.4 / 5 (14)
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Go Natives! Nursery

Shoreline, WA 98177
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Business Description

Go Natives! Nursery has been a Shoreline nursery and garden center for almost 15 years. Customers have access to over 180 species of native plants from throughout the Pacific Northwest for rain gardens, backyard wildlife habitats, and residential landscaping, and the center can also handle large orders for commercial landscaping and restoration sites. Customers can request that plants be placed aside for pickup or request a consultation, delivery, and placement service as well. Go Natives! Nursery is open for business on Monday, Friday, and Saturday from 11 AM until 3 PM, and after-hours appointments are also available.

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4.9
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4.9 / 5 (4)
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Magnolia Garden Center

Seattle, WA 98199
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Business Description

Magnolia Garden Center is a garden and nursery center serving the Seattle community. The shop is open seven days a week and sells everything from roses, blueberries, trees, and shrubs to citrus trees, houseplants, edibles, and seasonal color, and customers can also find ceramic pots, indoor pottery, and innovative light-weight pots as well as gardening tools and supplies. Bird feeders, houses, and food are also available, and Magnolia Garden Center's gift shop sells glass holders, bath and body products, baby items, cashmere scarves, Snoozies, jewelry, table decor, hats and gloves, and seasonal items as well.

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4.5
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4.7 / 5 (58)
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4.0 / 5 (35)
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4.6 / 5 (16)
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Urban Feed and Garden

Seattle, WA 98108
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Urban Feed and Garden is a Seattle garden and nursery store. The shop sells ornamental perennials and annuals, spring bulbs, organic veggies, and other unique varieties for shade and sun and also offers friendly, knowledgeable staff as well as everything from shovels and soils to hoses and worms. Urban Feed aims to help everybody start growing successfully, and customers can take classes as well on gardening such as Indoor Seed Starting. Additional products include chickens and pet supplies and unique gifts. The owner advocates for the local floral industry, maintains various local gardens, grows fresh produce for those with limited access, and also owns Hori Hori Flowers.

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4.5
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Vibrant Plants, Inc.

Snohomish, WA 98296
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Vibrant Plants, Inc. is a Snohomish nursery and garden store backed by over 60 years of experience. The wholesale nursery boasts 70 growing acres in two separate locations and a catalog with over 2,000 different varieties of plants including ornamental trees, evergreen and deciduous shrubs, perennials, seasonal color, groundcovers, dwarf conifers, specimen trees, and grasses. Interested parties can check current availability on Vibrant Plants' site by registering for a business account, and inventory is typically updated twice a month. The center serves landscape contractors and designers in the area and is known for quality, cost-effective products and timely delivery.

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West Coast Nursery

Monroe, WA 98272
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West Coast Nursery has been providing garden and nursery items in Mill Creek for over 25 years. The store welcomes both retail and wholesale customers, including other nurseries, and also sells as well as brokers to construction companies and professional landscapers. Locally-grown retail inventory can be viewed directly on West Coast Nursery's site, and customers can shop for conifers, Japanese maples and other deciduous trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, groundcovers, and Cedar Grove organic topsoils and composts. The group can help with designs and renovations for an outdoor living space or large commercial project, and delivery service is also available.

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4.2
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4.2 / 5 (23)
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West Seattle Nursery & Garden Center

Seattle, WA 98136
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West Seattle Nursery & Garden Center is a Seattle garden and nursery center backed by over 30 years of practice. The team of horticulturalists and plant enthusiasts sells numerous trees, shrubs and plants including roses, perennials and annuals, vegetables, conifers, Japanese maples, fruit trees and berries, rhododendrons, houseplants, and gardening supplies, and customers may also submit a request for a particular plant not found at the store. Additional services include consultations for container planting, horticultural house calls, a Growing Gardeners Club for children, a tool sharpening service, and plant rentals for events, and delivery service in West Seattle is free of charge.

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4.5
Google
4.7 / 5 (628)
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (155)
Facebook
4.5 / 5 (99)
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Woods Creek Nursery

Monroe, WA 98272
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Woods Creek Nursery has been a Monroe nursery and garden store for 40 years. The wholesale center is open to the public, is known for its Japanese maples and other hard-to-find specimen trees, and also sells over 500 different types of trees, plants, shrubs, hedges, groundcovers. Staff are always on-hand to help with landscaping advice, design ideas, and native plant restorations, and the group helps other nurseries fulfill orders for sustainably grown plants as well. Wood Creek Nursery features 37 greenhouses and an arboretum and was given "Merit Farm" status in 2013 by the Snohomish Conservation District in cooperation with the Washington State Department of Ecology.

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Google
4.7 / 5 (36)
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4.0 / 5 (17)
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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Buying plants from a garden center or plant nursery is a way to pick up healthy plants that are naturalized and ready to plant. Garden centers and plant nurseries don’t always serve the same clientele, so it can help to know the difference between the two. With these types of businesses, you may pay a slightly higher price because you’re getting healthy plants that have been professionally grown.

Some other details to keep in mind when visiting a garden center or nursery to choose plants for your garden include:
  • Choosing the right plants for your gardening zone
  • If you need help learning how to garden
  • If you want to practice organic gardening
  • The type of gardening you want to do, including container, hydroponic and permaculture

What is a plant nursery?

A plant nursery is an agricultural facility that starts and grows plants to an age that’s appropriate for selling. Plants can be started from seeds or cuttings and grown in greenhouses or nursery fields. Additionally, some nurseries only sell to other businesses while others sell to the public.

What defines a garden center?

A garden center is a retail establishment that sells plants and gardening supplies to the public. Some garden centers also run plant nurseries to provide customers with plants. Some other garden centers purchase plants wholesale from nurseries and sell the plants at retail prices to the public.

Is it cheaper to buy plants at a nursery?

It usually costs more to buy plants at a nursery. However, the plants purchased from a nursery are generally healthier due to being raised by an agricultural professional. That can include naturalizing plants that were started in a greenhouse to withstand outdoor weather conditions.

How do plant nurseries work?

Plant nurseries start seeds in soil that meets optimum growing conditions. When seeds sprout, growers tend to the seeds by watering and watching for signs of disease. Nursery workers can also use cuttings to start some types of plants. Plants are then sold to customers or buyers for other businesses.

How do I buy plants from a wholesale nursery?

To buy plants from a wholesale nursery, you usually need to get a vendor’s license so wholesalers can sell to you without adding sales tax. Additionally, you typically need to have your business registered with the state and have a business checking or credit card to complete the purchase.

What are the different zones in gardening?

In the United States, Canada and Mexico, there are 11 growing zones. These are also called hardiness zones. A 10-degree Fahrenheit difference divides each zone. Different plant types thrive in each zone. The coldest zones are in Canada, and the hottest are in Mexico and Hawaii. The bulk of the zones are in the United States.

What gardening zone am I in?

You have a couple options for finding your gardening zone. One way to find your growing zone is by searching for it on a site that sells seeds or plants. Another way to find your growing zone is by searching for your location on the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map to find it.

Where do I buy organic seeds for gardening?

To find organic seeds for gardening, you can browse through printed seed catalogs for organic seed product listings. You can also search the internet for sellers in your area who sell organic seeds. Additionally, you could join a native grower group that shares information about native plants and growing organic plants.

What is a master gardener?

A master gardener is a volunteer who has been trained by a local extension office to help new gardeners succeed. These volunteers have experience with all types of gardening and usually participate in the program to share their love of gardening with novices.

How do I become a master gardener?

To become a master gardener, contact your local university extension office. Go through the training provided by the master gardening program to get certified. Finally, put in the required annual volunteer hours to maintain your certification as a master gardener volunteer.

How does gardening help the environment?

Gardening helps the environment because plants provide a natural source of natural noise reduction. Plants provide food for pollinators, including both birds and insects. It can also help reduce the amount of carbon in the air. However, when pesticides are used in gardens, it can have a negative effect on pollinators.

What is hydroponic gardening?

Hydroponic gardening refers to the process of growing plants in a water-based solvent instead of dirt. The solvent contains minerals the plants need. Additionally, substrate, such as gravel or Perlite, can be added to the base area to provide support for the plants that are growing in it.

What is permaculture gardening?

Permaculture gardening uses native plants that are right for the climate in a given area to use what already works best for that space. For example, plants that are ideal for growing in dry areas are planted in areas that stay dry most of the season. Permaculture gardening helps native pollinators thrive and sustains natural ecosystems.

What is container gardening?

Container gardening is using containers, such as flower pots and basins, to grow plants indoors or outside instead of putting them in the ground. It’s easy to adjust the size of a container garden to accommodate available space. Additionally, it’s a way for someone who doesn’t have room for a traditional garden to enjoy having some plants.

Are worms good for gardens?

Worms are very good for gardens. While tunneling through soil, worms eat decaying matter and excrete it as usable soil. The tunneling process aerates soil so it can drain and plant roots can spread out more easily. Additionally, worms neutralize the pH levels of soil and make it more fertile for growing a garden.

Is pressure-treated wood safe for vegetable gardens?

Pressure-treated wood that was produced after 2003 is safe for vegetable gardens. Pressure-treated wood that was produced before 2003 contains what is now a known carcinogen, chromated copper arsenate (CCA), which was applied back then as a treatment. Alkaline copper quaternary (ACQ) or copper azole (CA-B) are safer and are applied to pressure-treated wood today.

Is Roundup safe for gardens?

Roundup is considered safe for use in gardens as long as the directions are carefully followed. It can be used to treat the ground before planting, followed by a three-day wait before putting plants in the ground. This is because Roundup kills any plant it touches, but it breaks down quickly in the ground.

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