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.
Bartlett Tree Experts
11120 E Empire Ave #3
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
Bartlett Tree Experts was founded in 1907 and is the world's leading scientific tree and shrub care company with offices around the United States. We can help with most any tree, shrub, or insect management issue. Office Hours - Monday through Friday 8am-5pm
Blue Moon Garden & Nursery
1732 S Inland Empire Wy
Spokane, WA 99224
509-747-4255 - www.bluemoonplants.com
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.
Wednesday through Saturday 10 to 6, Sunday 11 to 5.
Brush Up Training
Training in the Francis Avenue Community Center
1007 W Francis Ave, Spokane, WA 99205
Professional positive reinforcement animal trainer for 12+ years. The fun way to get the behavior you want from the dog you love. Just picture your puppy approaching new people with confidence and manners. Think of your adult dog running back to you across a field. Imagine the pride of showing off all the tricks and behaviors you've taught Rover to your friends and family. Consider the advantages of earning your Canine Good Citizen award. Our group dog obedience training and manners classes will help you achieve all of these, and more! TIEG Discount - $5 off a $99 group class or $10 off a $70 private session in our facility
CenterPlace Regional Event Facility
2426 N Discovery Pl
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
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. Hold your next event at CenterPlace and your guests will enjoy a comfortable, contemporary atmosphere. Beautifully designed to accommodate a variety of business and social events, CenterPlace offers the following features to make your event the best it can be:
*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.
CDA Arts & Culture Alliance
105 N 1st St, Ste 100
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
The Coeur d'Alene Arts & Culture Alliance is dedicated to promoting and establishing the Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Written Arts, Cultural Arts, and Education for the Arts in the Greater Coeur d'Alene Area, while providing valuable networking opportunities for those involved and seeking to be involved in the arts.
Desert Jewels Nursery
9809 E Upriver Dr
Spokane, WA 99206
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. The nursery is open for appointments.
Fern Plant Shop
309 W Second Ave
Spokane, WA 99201 - Open Daily: 9am – 5pm
1516 W Riverside Ave, 1st Floor
Spokane, WA 99201 - entrance in back - Open Daily: 10am – 4:30pm
Downtown Coeur d'Alene
211 E Lakeside Ave
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814 - Open Daily: 9am – 5pm
Members get 10% off plant purchases of 4” plants in store
Create your sanctuary. Fern is a boutique plant shop featuring: high-quality indoor houseplants, modern pots, unique plant terrariums, botanically inspired gifts & goods. Shop online or at our three Fern locations in the Inland Northwest.
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.
Garden UP Landscape
PO Box 9567
Spokane, WA 99209
A little, local, gardening company. Serving Spokane. Specialize in garden maintenance: Rose Care; Weeding; Pruning (shrubs & small trees); Rejuvenation Pruning (bring an old, sad shrub back to life!); Flower/Perennial Care; and Planting. They also offer: Landscape Design; Vegetable Gardening; Homesteading; and Landscape Contracting.
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Gibson's Nursery & Landscape Supply
1401 S Pines Rd
Spokane Valley, WA 99206
509-928-0973 - www.gibsonsnursery.net
They have been 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 we 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. TIEG discount.
509-879-2357 - Linda Zucht - firstname.lastname@example.org
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, WA 99205
509-325-1081 - Open 9am-6pm daily
Bedding plants, perennials, 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.
8093 W Prairie Ave
Post Falls, ID 83854
208-773-3247 - email@example.com
The largest Nursery in the Inland Northwest providing top quality plants, trees, ground cover and accessories for over 30 years. Our staff is knowledgeable and excited to help you develop your dream gardens and landscape. TIEG discount.
Northwest Seed & Pet
2422 E Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA 99202 - 509-534-0694
7302 N Division St
Spokane, WA 99208 - 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 are experts in their fields. Northwest Seed & Pet has enjoyed more than 60 years in business. 15% regular price garden items to TIEG members. Supporter of Spokane’s Garden of the Month Contest.
Garden Design, Classes, Consulting
509-714-3955 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Pamela Brown who has many years landscape architectural and teaching experience. By Appointment only
Parks Place Plants
1319 N Argonne Rd
Spokane Valley, WA 99212
Phone: 509-413-2770 - Owner Karleen Parks
TIEG Discount - 10% off entire purchase
At Parks Place Plants we provide quality houseplants at an affordable competitive price. We build and maintain quality customer relationships through a variety of means including the free sharing of expert knowledge regarding the successful care of our customer’s houseplants.
Petal Pushers Nursery
201 E 6th Ave, Post Falls, ID 83854
Full service garden center. Consultations. Garden Design. Installation. Custom Planting. Classes. Flower Baskets. Commercial Plantings. A great nursery with wonderfully friendly and helpful staff.
Prime Real Estate Group
417 W 1stAve
Spokane, WA 99201
TIEG - If you buy and sell with me I will sell your house for a reduced commission.
Stuart Prey - Real Estate Broker- In his role as Chief Operations Officer Stuart brings expertise in business development, retention, and cutting edge technology to ensure that Prime Real Estate is always on the precipice of the home buying/selling experience. His professional goal for Prime is that all Prime agents are the best in the industry, offering professional guidance, care, and referrals to their clients so that they have the best experience possible.
Rosarium Garden Center
9405 S Williams Ln
Spokane, WA 99224
Own-root hardy roses. Rosarium Garden Center 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. They have more than roses. You can fill your garden with clematis, vines, perennials, shrubs, arbors, statuary, pots, benches, and much more. 10% off TIEG members. https://rosariumgardencenter.com
15614 E Sprague Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99037
Phone: 509-290-6866 - www.sculptured-gardens.com
Spokane Valley's Premiere Gift Shop, Garden Center & Nursery - Enjoy Life. It's Time!
Shop at our store where the owner & staff have the same passion for the outdoors, nature, gardening and pets, along with beautiful yet functional art, that you do.
TIEG discount 5% off most items with membership discount card.
Secret Garden & Greenhouse
7717 E 18th Ave
Spokane Valley, WA 99212
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/Environment West
7015 N Argonne Rd
Spokane, WA 99217
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.
Trellis And Table Greenhouse
13910 S Short Rd
Cheney, WA 99004
Flowering baskets. Bedding Plants. Vegetable Starts. Herbs. Foliage. We love growing. We love playing in the dirt, watching seeds become seedlings and seedlings grow into something amazing. It’s good therapy for heart and soul, body and mind. Let us help you love the garden you grow! Love the garden you grow.
Westwood Gardens Nursery & Garden Art
15825 N Westwood Dr
Rathdrum, ID 83858
Owner - Jodee Fyfe - email - email@example.com
Phone - 208-687-5952 - www.westwoodgardenid.com
TIEG Discount - 10% off trees, shrubs, and gallon perennials
Is a Family Owned Garden Center located in our hometown of Rathdrum, Idaho. We take pride in finding unique items for your garden decor and gift giving needs. We hope to inspire you as you browse through our new selections each season. If you are looking for something special that we do not carry, please ask and we can possibly find it for you.
Wild Birds Unlimited
2925 E 29th Ave, Suite B
Spokane, WA 99223
TIEG Discount - 10% off regularly priced items
Owners- Hanna and David Goss
Offering a Variety of Foods to Attract a Variety of Birds - From our exclusive seed blends and suets to nectar and insects, we offer a variety of foods to help you attract the widest variety of birds to your yard. All of our foods feature the highest quality ingredients, so you can be sure you're offering the best to your backyard dinner guests.
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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