The following local businesses support The Inland Empire Gardeners by running an ad in our monthly newsletter and in some cases offering discounts to our membership. Please buy local and support these businesses below.
Blue Moon Garden & Nursery
1732 S Inland Empire Way, Spokane - 509-747-4255
Nice plants/people--proudly offers wide selection of healthy plants at reasonable prices. They are friendly, knowledgeable, conscientious people, and you´ll find Blue Moon to be a pleasant change from plant shopping at places where plants (and often customer service) are not the main consideration. They are enthusiastic in our goal of wanting you to be successful in your garden endeavors and have a good time doing it. So come on in, sit by the pond, listen to the trains, browse to your heart´s content, and let them help you pick the right plants for the right places. They love dogs, so feel free to bring yours along when you come to see us. www.bluemoonplants.com
CenterPlace Regional Event Facility
2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley - 509-720-5400 - 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley - 509-720-5400 email@example.com
The City of Spokane Valley's premier event facility and is the ideal location for regional conferences, business meetings, banquets, community events, musical entertainment, weddings, and senior activities. Guests will enjoy the state-of-the-art resources available in this 54,000 square foot facility with features designed to serve the needs of a diverse and growing Northwest region. www.centerplacespokanevalley.com
*The Inland Empire Gardeners are proud to call CenterPlace our home. Our monthly meeting takes place every first Thursday of the month (except Dec) at 6:30pm here in this beautiful facility.
Clearvu Design & Consulting - BGT Basic Garden Tool - Dave Kindred
509-868-7793 - firstname.lastname@example.org - http://basicgardentool.com
A patent-pending, multipurpose tool that can be used for weeding, hoeing, trenching, edging, and digging. It also can be handled much like a pitchfork, or used to remove rocks or ice, he adds. Clearvu sells the product online, at Spokane-area farmers markets, and at home and garden shows in the Inland Northwest and Seattle. The company also sells the tools on a wholesale basis to Spokane-area stores that stock them, including at Sun People Dry Goods Co., at 32 W Second in downtown Spokane; Northwest Seed & Pet, which operates stores at 2422 E Sprague and 7302 N Division; Peters Hardware Co. at 12118 E Sprague in Spokane Valley; and Smart Gardens, at 7015 N Argonne.
Desert Jewels Nursery
9809 E Upriver Dr, Spokane, WA 99206
509-893-3771 - email@example.com
Specializes in plants for people who want to save water and still have a beautiful landscape. They grow hardy, locally adapted, and drought tolerant plants that can bring beauty while using minimal resources.
Environmentally conscious homeowners and landscapers, people who wish to encourage birds and butterflies, people on wells with low water availability, rock gardeners and collectors will all find something interesting and beautiful at Desert Jewels Nursery.
Richard Lambert - 509-263-0384 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Richard for a free initial consultation to discuss your garden landscape.The space outside our homes is precious. Richard believes gardens have an uplifting effect on people, architecture and the wider environment. He will strive to create inviting, functional landscapes that people will want to use. He knows that a well-designed garden can be attractive all year round. He seeks out ways to capture and expose the beauty of a landscape. His dynamic plantings celebrate seasonal change and regional beauty and are designed for minimal maintenance. His thoughtful, practical approach to the design process considers each location and client individually. Plants, materials and practices are chosen as appropriate to each site, to ensure a long lived, manageable space. TheEnglishLandscaper.com
Desert Jewels Nursery
9809 E Upriver Dr, Spokane, WA 99206 - 509-893-3771 - email@example.com www.desertjewelsnursery.com
Specializes in plants for people who want to save water and still have a beautiful landscape. They grow hardy, locally adapted, and drought tolerant plants that can bring beauty while using minimal resources. Environmentally conscious homeowners and landscapers, people who wish to encourage birds and butterflies, people on wells with low water availability, rock gardeners and collectors will all find something interesting and beautiful at Desert Jewels Nursery.
Evening Light Lavender Farm
5552 S Wallbridge Rd, Deer Park WA 99006
509-939-0313 - firstname.lastname@example.org - www.eveninglightlavender.com
Evening Light Lavender Farm overlooks Wildrose Prairie the beautiful Selkirk Mountains to the north and Mount Spokane to the East. Lavender is not only grown at Evening Light Farms, but prepared for the public in our world class agricultural facility. High above our distillation area is the name of our farm, welcoming guests for classes and demonstrations. The hum of bees on a warm day in a Lavender field is like sweet music from Heaven! 10% TIEG all classes & workshops
1401 S Pines Rd, Spokane, WA 99206 - 509-928-0973
Serving Spokane Valley, WA and the surrounding area since 1978. They offer nursery products and landscape supplies for all your outdoor requirements. They understand the importance and value of creating a beautiful garden or well landscaped property. This is why they are committed to offering their customers the best quality, selection, price and customer service, for which they are renowned. Their knowledgeable staff can help you decide which varieties of plants to use, or the best type of landscaping supplies required, depending on your situation.
Home Fires Nursery & Landscape Supply
2919 S Geiger Blvd, Spokane
434-4851 - email@example.com - Bob Wallace - TIEG discount
Home Fires is a locally owned and operated landscape supply and fire wood company with a fully stocked nursery that services the greater Spokane area. They also offer a delivery service on all our products. They have a very wide variety of trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals. Everything needed to create your dream yard and garden. http://homefireswood.com
All Rada knives and utensils are US factory made. Rada Cutlery is made of surgical quality, T420 high carbon stainless steel. Their permanently cast solid satin-finished aluminum handles create a "feel good in your hand" balance for superior comfort. Hollow-ground blades ensure a precision concave surface for maximum edge retention and sharpness. And if that wasn't enough, all our environmentally conscious aluminum products are made in America and carry a Lifetime Guarantee.
Judy’s Enchanted Garden
2628 W Northwest Blvd, Spokane - 509-325-1081
Perennials, bedding plants, trees, shrubs, hanging baskets, herbs, custom planters. They carry unusual Japanese maple with variegated leaves, golden-tipped spruce and every variety of annual and perennial. The garden carries deer resistant variety of weeping conifer and flowering shrubs/trees such as Barberries, Spiria, and Yews. They also have a large selection of ornamental grasses, vegetables and herbs. On top of everything, the enchanted space also carries garden art, some of them local.
Windermere Real Estate - Kelli Johnson
Kelli Johnson - 2829 South Grand Blvd #101, Spokane, 509-990-5219 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether you are a long time Spokane resident or you are considering a move to Spokane, lease give Kelli a call about any real estate question you may have. She wants to be the real estate expert you trust with your family’s most valuable asset…your home. She has many contacts and a team of Spokane professionals she work with daily. She is able to refer you to a great lender, insurance agent, accountant or contractor that she has done business with and who she trusts to serve you.
8093 W Prairie Ave, Post Falls, ID - 208-773-3247 - email@example.com
Landscape material and design. Starting their 23rd year; they are the largest retail/wholesale nursery in the North Idaho area. An outstanding selection of plant material & an extremely knowledgeable staff with 4 landscape designers on staff and on-site consultations we are able to help with any of your projects. They hope to see you soon! Blended Soils, Composts, Beauty Bark, Decorative Rock, Crushed Rock, Edging, Landscape Fabric, Deer Repellent, Fertilizer, Decorative Pots, Trees, Shrubs, Evergreens, Perennials, Fruit and Vegetable Plants, Blended Soils, Composts, Beauty Bark, Decorative Rock, Crushed Rock, Edging, Landscape Fabric, Deer Repellent, Fertilizer, Decorative Pots, Trees, Shrubs, Evergreens, Perennials, Fruit and Vegetable Plants (Deliveries available) - 10% TIEG Members
9405 S Williams Ln, Spokane - 509-448-4968 - 10% off TIEG members
Own-root hardy roses. Northland Rosarium is family-owned propagation greenhouses and display gardens located in Spokane. All plants are container grown on their own roots and shipped leafed out with a healthy, virus free root system. Hybrid Teas, Floribunda, Climbing, Old Garden, Shrub, Ground Cover Roses, and Rugosa. www.northlandrosarium.com
Northwest Plant Health Care
509-892-0110 or 208-687-2884 - www.northwestplanthealthcare.com
Full service tree and shrub care - ask the experts. Founded in 1996 by Joe and Kate Zubaly and was born out of a need in the marketplace for a professional, information-based service that meets the needs of its clients by utilizing research driven modern arboricultural practices. Their ultimate goal is developing long standing client relationships through quality customer contact, relevant information exchange and the promise of aesthetically pleasing plants. They focus on improving the health and vigor of trees and shrubs. As a result, our clients benefit by enjoying: healthy beautiful plants, increased property value, decreased maintenance costs, informed, mutual decision making, and environmentally sensitive practices. They look forward to being a part of the future success of your landscape.
Northwest Seed & Pet
2422 E Sprague Ave - 509-534-0694 & 7302 N Division St, Spokane - 509-484-7387 Complete Gardening Centers and full line of pet supplies. Spokane’s full line Lawn, Garden, Pets, Fish, Ponds, House Plants, Wild birds, and Gift store. Their business sells products retail and online. Staff is experts in their fields. 15% regular price garden items to TIEG members - Supporter of Spokane’s Garden of the Month Contest - www.nwseed.com
919 N Argonne Rd, Spokane - 509-927-0675 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Located in Spokane Valley, Washington, featuring premium wild bird supplies, pet supplies, and copper weather vanes for home and garden. Naturally healthy foods for healthier dogs and cats! 10% off TIEG Members - www.petvittles.com
5552 S Wallbridge Rd, Deer Park WA 99006
Organic. Healthy. Refreshing. Aromatic products that bring positive health & beauty, mind, body, and spirit with Organic Essential Oils and Hydrosols as their foundation. 10% TIEG discount on all farm & store purchases
Secret Garden & Greenhouse
7715 E 18th Ave, Spokane - 509-892-0407
Dee & Ed Peck home-grow the best looking, healthiest plants around! Hidden at the base of the Dishman Hills, the Secret Garden & Greenhouse offers a variety of annuals and locally zoned perennials for your gardening needs. Their customers know us for our personalized potting and design service. In addition to plants, they keep a selection of ceramic pots, bird feeders, and other eclectic garden decorations. Come and explore their four large greenhouse. They are committed to bringing the newest and hottest trends in the plant world to the Spokane Valley.
Smart Garden Nursery/Environmental West
7015 N Argonne Rd, Spokane, WA 99217 - 509-921-5555 - email@example.com
Smart Gardens Nursery, located at Environment West's office, is a destination nursery in a peaceful country setting. Beautiful planting displays, colorful flower pots, stone benches, garden art, and the soothing sounds of water surround as you walk through Smart Gardens. See and touch these quality plants that Environment West can design and install into your landscape. At Smart Gardens Nursery we want to share the joys of gardening with you. They carry a wide variety of top quality annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees. Their beautiful planting displays, colorful flower pots, stone benches, and garden decor will satisfy your eyes, while the soothing sounds of water envelop you, putting your mind at ease.
Wabi-Sabi Japanese Gardens
1719 S Pines Rd, Spokane - 509-999-6802 - www.wabisabigardens.com
Plants, trees, shrubs, bonsai, hosta, Japanese maple - 10% Club Discount - Offers consulting and design services that meet all aspects of Japanese gardening. They offer pond and waterfall ideas as well as plant and fish suggestions such as koi. From the type of tree to use and where to plant it from bamboo, rock, and stone lantern placement.
**If you are interested in placing an ad in the award-winning “The Growing News” newsletter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Space is limited and the size of a business card.
Why Buy Locally Owned?
There are many well-documented benefits to our communities and to each of us to choosing local, independently owned businesses. We realize it is not always possible to buy what you need locally and so merely ask you to Think Local FIRST!
Top 10 Reasons to Think Local - Buy Local - Be Local
1 - Buy Local - Support yourself - Several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than a nationally owned businesses, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers and farms--continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community.
2 - Support community groups- Non-profit organizations receive an average 250% more support from smaller business owners than they do from large businesses.
3 - Keep our community unique - Where we shop, where we eat and have fun--all of it makes our community home. Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of this place. Our tourism businesses also benefit. “When people go on vacation they generally seek out destinations that offer them the sense of being someplace, not just anyplace.” ~ Richard Moe, President, National Historic Preservation Trust
4 - Reduce environmental impact - Locally owned businesses can make more local purchases requiring less transportation and generally set up shop in town or city centers as opposed to developing on the fringe. This generally means contributing less to sprawl, congestion, habitat loss and pollution.
5 - Create more good jobs - Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally and in our community, provide the most jobs to residents.
6 - Get better service - Local businesses often hire people with a better understanding of the products they are selling and take more time to get to know customers.
7 - Invest in community - Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community’s future.
8 - Put your taxes to good use - Local businesses in town centers require comparatively little infrastructure investment and make more efficient use of public services as compared to nationally owned stores entering the community.
9 - Buy what you want, not what someone wants you to buy - A marketplace of tens of thousands of small businesses is the best way to ensure innovation and low prices over the long-term. A multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based not on a national sales plan but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.
10 - Encourage local prosperity - A growing body of economic research shows that in an increasingly homogenized world, entrepreneurs and skilled workers are more likely to invest and settle in communities that preserve their one-of-a-kind businesses and distinctive character.
reprinted from http://sustainableconnections.org
"It could be the greenest product in the world, but if it came here from China, it doesn't really matter." - Robyn Griggs Lawrence, editor in chief of Natural Home magazine