TIEG business sponsors


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 Wy, Spokane, WA 99224 - 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. 


Brush Up Training 

Francis Avenue Community Center, 1007 W Francis Ave, Spokane, WA 99205 - 509-315-5135

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 

www.BrushUpTraining.com - Heather@BrushUpTraining.com

CenterPlace Regional Event Facility
2426 N Discovery Pl, Spokane Valley, WA 99216 - 509-720-5400

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: 

www.centerplacespokanevalley.com - centerplace@spokanevalley.org

*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.  

Basic Garden Tool - Clearvu Design & Consulting - Dave Kindred - 509-868-7793 

The Ultimate Hoe, Shovel, Weeder, Chopper, Edger, Ice Remover, Ditcher, Rock Remover, Dandelion Tool, Pitch Fork, Fruit Picker and so much more. Crafted to last year after year, being the number one garden tool for home and professional use. All materials used are chosen because of durability and longevity. This ultimate landscaping tool is made to last. Product sold online, at Spokane-area farmers markets, and at home and garden shows in the Pacific Northwest.

http://basicgardentool.com - dave@basicgardentool.com

CDA Arts & Culture Alliance 

105 N 1st St, Ste 100, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814 - 208-292-1629 

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.
www.artsandculturecda.org - ali@artsandculturecda.org

Desert Jewels Nursery
9809 E Upriver Dr, Spokane, WA 99206 - 509-893-3771                                                          

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.  


Friends of Manito, The

4 West 21st Ave, Spokane, WA 99203 - 509-456-8038
Manito Park is a dazzling 90-acre city park located on Spokane's South Hill. The Friends of Manito encourage you to experience the many gardens at Manito Park which include the distinguished Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden, the Renaissance style Duncan Garden, the Joel E Ferris Perennial Garden, Rose Hill, the Lilac Garden, Gaiser Conservatory, and the experimental dahlia and iris gardens. There are areas for family gatherings and two separate play areas and a softball field. The Friends of Manito are a local organization that has worked for years for improvements to this Spokane landmark. Don't miss their annual Plant Sales. 


Garden Landscapes
Richard Lambert - 509-263-0384 

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.  

www.theenglishlandscaper.com - richlambertgardens@yahoo.com

Garden UP Landscape
PO Box 9567, Spokane, WA 99209 - 509-964-4746 

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. 

www.gardenuplandscape.com - gardenuplandscape@yahoo.com

Ginny Brennan, Artist & Life Coach
3231 W Boone Ave #811, Spokane, WA 99201 - 276-608-1612

Artiste at Mi Mano Mi Arte and works at Life Coach in Spokane, and Marketing Sales at Art Chowder. What Keeps You Up At Night? What Are You Dreaming About? Are you living your life by Design or by Default? Life-Transitional Coaching. 

www.ginnybrennan.com - ginnybrennan@gmail.com

Evening Light Lavender Farm
5552 S Wallbridge Rd, Deer Park WA 99006 - 509-939-0313 - Sandra Shuff 

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. 

www.eveninglightlavender.com - sandra@eveninglightlavender.com

Homemakers Choice
509-879-2357 - Linda Zucht

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
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.


Lifeline Insurance
1028 W Rosewood Ave, Ste 160, Spokane, WA 99208 - 509-951-6708 - Bonnie Tapscott

New to Medicare? Turning 65? Confused? I consult and educate beneficiaries eligible for Medicare Insurance. I help them choose the best plan specific to their needs. My mission is: "I love helping people." This is why I chose my final career path with the Medicare Insurance industry. With so many of us from the "Baby Boomer" generation entering the retirement years, it's a great way to get to meet and know so many people and help them out with their major component to their life-health care and maintenance. 

www.lifelineprotection.com - ytapscott@gmail.com

Northland Nursery
8093 W Prairie Ave, Post Falls, ID 83854 - 208-773-3247
Landscape material and design. Starting their 26th year; they are the largest retail/wholesale nursery in the North Idaho area. An outstanding selection of plant material and 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

www.facebook.com/pg/Northland-Nursery-owners-Jay-Decker - northlandnurserypfid@outlook.com

Northland Rosarium
9405 S Williams Ln, Spokane, WA 99224 - 509-448-4968
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. 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.

Northwest Plant Health Care
PO Box 15162, Spokane Valley, WA 99216 - 509-892-0110 Spokane - 208-687-2884 Idaho
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.

www.northwestplanthealthcare.com - nphc@northwestplanthealthcare.com

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. 


Petal Pushers Nursery 

201 E 6th Ave, Post Falls, ID 83854 - 208-763-4355 

Full service garden center. Consultations. Garden Design. Installation. Custom Planting. Classes. Flower Baskets. Commercial Plantings. 

A great nursery with wonderfully friendly and helpful staff.    


Pet Vittles
919 N Argonne Rd, Spokane, Valley WA 99212 - 509-927-0675
Your place for animal wellness products and pet food in the Spokane Valley. 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 - 


Positively Aromatic
5552 S Wallbridge Rd, Deer Park WA  99006 - 509-939-0313 - Sandra Shuff 

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 

www.positivelyaromatic.com - sandra@positivelyaromatic.com

Prime Real Estate Group
417 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201 - Stuart Prey - 509-679-9208 

Honest, Dependable, Caring - Stuart Prey was born and raised on a small orchard in Orondo, WA and graduated from Cascade Christian Academy in Wenatchee. He went on to graduate with honors from Gonzaga University in Spokane with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, focusing on Operations and Business Management. 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. Stuart has a passion for spending time with his beautiful wife Kristin, their wonderful firstborn Owen, and their hyperactive furbaby Myrtle. Together they all enjoy the outdoors, BBQ, and experiencing community and culture in Spokane and around the world. TIEG - If you buy and sell with me I will sell your house for a reduced commission. 

www.propertybyprime.com/agents/104845-Stuart-Prey - stuart@propertybyprime.com

Secret Garden & Greenhouse
7717 E 18th Ave, Spokane Valley, WA 99212 - 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 

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. 

www.environmentwest.com/smart-gardens-nursery - contact@environmentwest.com

Wabi-Sabi Japanese Gardens
1719 S Pines Rd, Spokane - 509-999-6802
Plants, trees, shrubs, bonsai, hosta, Japanese maple. 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. 10% Club Discount.  

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Shop Local

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