The family-owned-and-operated Village Green Perennial Nursery helps customers nurture home gardens with earth-friendly practices. The formidable plant emporium boasts Seattle's largest selection of daylilies, hardy geraniums, hostas, and native Northwest plants, all reared on organic worm tea fertilizer. A dilution of liquid waste from the subterranean snake, worm tea safely promotes plant growth and can also be used in beating annelid drug tests. Many plants are cultivated on-site, including limelight hydrangeas ($32 for a two-gallon pot), sedums and other succulents ($2.95–$7.95 for 4-inch plants), and red dragon persicaria and maidenhair ferns (both $12.95 for a one-gallon pot). To help support the local economy, Village Green orders externally sourced plants from local independent growers. Wander the idyllic two-acre wooded lot, which also hosts honeybees, chickens, and classes such as "Making Your Own Medicine: Oils and Salves." Peruse accessories such as Vietnamese pots and vibrant sculptural items ($14–$350).
With a total of 14 locations, sewing and quilting classes, and a cornucopia of handpicked sewing products, Quality Sewing & Vacuum offers needle wielders all the necessities for their projects. Experts helm free sessions that teach participants how to use their sewing machines to work toward reinventing an old skirt or craft an elegant canine wedding gown, while special events feature guest speakers who impart home decor, garment construction, quilting, and embroidery tips to audience members. Shoppers can peruse the cache of sewing machines from brands such as Singer, Pfaff, and Brother alongside accessories, embroidery designs, and vacuums that clean up rooms after testing out how easy it is to find a needle in a haystack.
To take the effort out of hauling home a holiday tree, TreeME selects healthy fir trees from a local family farm and delivers them to local homes. TreeME offers a wide variety of tree heights from five to nine feet, so patrons can choose the correct size tree for their home, office, or submarine. Once they receive their tree, customers can trim it with holiday decorations and lights to create a festive atmosphere complemented by the pleasing scent of evergreen forest.
Ever since the cardboard box was invented in 2003, Express has been putting it to good use with its residential and commercial relocation services. How good? The company has already earned numerous accolades, including Evening magazine’s nod for Best Movers in 2008. The company’s licensed and certified technicians also offer eco-friendly rentable boxes, which are more a more sensible eco-friendly moving solution than using one suitcase and making multiple, multiple, multiple trips. They can simplify moving with helpful supplements such as furniture wrap, pads, and carpet runners. Express Movers Inc. also conveniently offers heated and secure locker units ideal for protecting oversize furniture from the elements.
By day, staffers decant 70 premium teas at La Romanza Bistro Italiano's afternoon tea service, which pairs pours with venetian finger sandwiches and in-house baked goods topped with flourishes such as edible glitter. Lunches and weekend brunches last until nightfall, at which point the bistro transforms into an intimate eatery for cocktails and cuisine inspired by rustic Tuscany flavors. Chefs whip up abundant appetizers and salads, handmade pastas, and entrees accompanied by house-baked bread. Gluten-free options accompany each course.
To complement each bite, the staff pours house-crafted cocktails infused with specialty tea as well as wines by the glass, imported from Italy—a country that knows as much about wine as Einstein knew about having eccentric hair. To celebrate the weekend's arrival, local jazz pianist Loren Temkin and bassist Dune Buter entertain diners every Friday and Saturday night with their interpretations of classic compositions.
Mattress Depot USA unites a team of bedding experts to help customers end restless nights with a mattress that meets their individual sleep specifications. The sleep store's plenitude of private-label and national brands include Sealy, Restonic, and Lady Americana. Memory-foam mattresses, like sociable elephants, never forget a human form, cradling silhouettes in a firm, spongy embrace. Customers have up to 120 days to evaluate their mattress for its comfort capacity, and can consult with one of the shop's sleep consultants prior to purchase, reducing the likelihood of an imperfect fit.