A short guide to a few of the better-known Seattle houseplant purveyors

Dark purple African violets bloom, surrounded by other houseplants from Seattle plant stores and nurseries.

Image description: Dark purple African violets bloom, surrounded by other houseplants from Seattle plant stores and nurseries.

๐ŸŒบ Alpine Nursery & Landscape: One of my favorites. Huge greenhouse, friendly and helpful staff, huge selection of both indoor and outdoor plants. Get on the waitlist for unusual varieties they grow in house, like tradescantia quadricolor. Perfect for a wander. (One drawback: Narrow aisles in the greenhouse make it hard for larger fat folks to navigate.)

๐ŸŒบ Barone Garden: Pots, pots and more pots, mostly great big ones. And some garden sculptures. Wide selection, good prices.

๐ŸŒบ Flower World: Notorious COVID deniers and anti-maskers. Avoid.

๐ŸŒบ Kent East Hill Nursery: Another of my favorites. Bog standard outdoor plant selection, but a nice variety of houseplants and price points. Lots of unusual and rare plants, and the place to go for air plants.

๐ŸŒบ Houseplants Galore: Dedicated houseplant shop in Everett (indoor plants only). Good selection, super friendly staff. They may even repot some of your purchases with better soil than provided by the growers.

๐ŸŒบ Molbak’s Garden + Home: Best place to take friends. Enormous, more space than they know what to do with, nice wide aisles. Decent houseplant selection and extensive outdoor plant selection.

๐ŸŒบ Oh Happy Plants: Specialty potting soil mixes and a fairly miraculous plant “bath” for getting rid of pests. No retail location, but a great local small business.

๐ŸŒบ Planted by Grace & Blooms: TBD, have yet to visit.

๐ŸŒบ Send Nodes Plant Shop: Delivery only (two business days!). I haven’t used them but they’re very active in the community and seem great.

๐ŸŒบ Sky Nursery: Smallish houseplant selection (given the overall store size) and huge outdoor plant selection. Great for picking up gardening supplies like plant stakes, potting soil inclusions (perlite, etc.), bonsai needs and so on while you’re houseplant hunting.

๐ŸŒบ The Plant Store: A beautiful little boutique shop in White Center with knowledgeable staff. I visited just before they changed locations, so I don’t know what the new store looks like, but it’s well worth a visit.

๐ŸŒบ Urban Sprouts: TBD, have yet to visit.

๐ŸŒบ Watson’s Greenhouse and Nursery: Another large-scale deal with several locations. Lots of decor and pots here, with indoor and outdoor plants. I visited in the dead of winter so their selection wasn’t great, but that was pretty clearly just the time of year and they have a big fan following.

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