Embrace your green thumb at these local shops
The pandemic has taken away plenty of hobbies: Team sports, singing and basically anything involving other people indoors. One thing it can’t take away? Your love of plants.
Whether you have a robust garden, or you simply want a nice plant to look at while working from home, these local shops should have what you’re looking for.
LIBERTY PARK FLORIST & GREENHOUSE
Located in the Perry District, Liberty Park Florist & Greenhouse is an Inlander favorite — readers voted it as their favorite florist for 10 years. They specialize in European gardens, sympathy pieces, green and blooming plants and fruit and gourmet baskets. COVID-19 has impacted the availability of some flowers, but they still are offering fresh flower arrangements. They make it easy to do by letting you order ahead online for curbside pickup. 1401 E. Newark Ave., libertyparkflorist.com, 535-5924
PARRISH & GROVE
Head downtown to the Saranac Commons for custom flower arrangements, exotic house plants, and even a chance to build your own miniature ecosystem at the terrarium bar. You can bring your own container or purchase one at the shop. At Parrish & Grove, it’s about the experience of visiting the shop, discovering the plants for yourself and arranging them the way you see fit. Then, you can take that little experience back home with you. Saranac Commons, 19 W. Main St., parrishandgrove.com, 838-7784
THE PLANT FARM
Here, in Spokane Valley, you’ll find one of the largest selections of houseplants in the Inland Northwest. They grow all kinds of plants, including tropical plants, indoor plants, outdoor plants, even plants to keep mosquitos away. That also makes them a great place to go for advice on what to do with the plants you already bought. In time for the holidays, choose from their assortment of gift boxes — foliage, succulent and cactus, to name a few — and order them online. 14208 E. Fourth Ave., Spokane Valley, spokaneplantfarm.com, 926-9397
BLUE MOON GARDEN & NURSERY
Located just southwest of downtown Spokane, Blue Moon has a selection of healthy plants — shrubs, roses, trees, perennials — that won’t break the bank. They try to focus on plants that are adaptable to the range of weather conditions we see here in the Inland Northwest, meaning they always have a good stock of native plants. 1732 S. Inland Empire Way, bluemoonplants.com, 747-4255
FERN PLANT SHOP
With two Spokane locations — downtown and Browne’s Addition — you have double the opportunity to find your new favorite plant or pot. And Fern will transplant it for free. You can also check out their selection online. 1516 W. Riverside Ave., fernplantshop.com, 991-8255
JUDY’S ENCHANTED GARDEN
The name of this plant shop on Northwest Boulevard doesn’t lie. When walking through it, you truly do feel like you’re in an enchanted garden — and the best part is you can buy the plants in the garden. Find perennials, trees, annuals, gifts and — for the holidays — Christmas trees and wreaths. 2628 W. Northwest Blvd., 325-1081