Best Florists In Seattle To Get A Holiday Poinsettia

December 11, 2012 5:00 AM

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‘Tis the season when poinsettias begin popping up everywhere, even in unlikely places like the corner deli or the gas station. Several locations throughout the greater Seattle area offer perfect plants no matter your need. These days, many florists and plant nurseries have glammed up and added home and gift sections and cafes, turning flower shopping into an even more delightful experience.
13625 NE 175th St.
Woodinville, WA 98072
(425) 483-5000

It’s a beautiful thing when your favorite flower shop also carries designer handbags, scarves and the perfect gift for those with discerning taste. Malbak’s is a family owned establishment in Woodinville that features a home and gift shop, outdoor furniture, containers and accents, gardening gear, seasonal plants including perfect poinsettias, and custom services and delivery. If you need holiday inspiration or advice, Garden Cafe is on the premises and is sure to impress with its surrounding gardens and farm-fresh Northwest delights.

Ravenna Gardens
2600 N.E. University Village
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 729-7388

University Village is a treat to visit, with shopping and a decidedly holiday feel in the wintertime, especially with its resident shop full of poinsettias. Ravenna Gardens is a village treasure, geared toward Northwest gardeners. Its designers have style to spare, and they make house calls, so expect perfect service no matter your need. Enjoy unique and beautiful products and gifts for the garden and home.

Windmill Nursery
5823 160th Ave. E
Sumner, WA 98390
(253) 863-5843

Located on the east edge of Sumner, Windmill Nursery is its own little unique village. A favorite of Sumnerites, it was opened in 1982 by the DeGoede family of DeGoede Greenhouses, which grows more than 50,000 poinsettias for the holiday season. The lovely grounds include Windmill Bistro, Tea Madame, Bella Ragaza Boutique and Salon, The Pond Store, Blooms (florist) and Windmill Gardens. Windmill Nursery is a popular venue for weddings, other types of events, and classes. It’s not just shopping for plants and flowers, it’s an experience. Plan to spend a little time here.

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Sky Nursery

18528 Aurora Ave. N
Shoreline, WA 98133
(206) 546-4851

Check out Sky Nursery’s seminars and events, as well as its gardening club for kids. Sky is on the same grounds as before, but it now has a new store, greenhouse and parking. This nursery has plants, ponds, fountains, statues and gifts, and is proud of its knowledgeable staff. Also enjoy a coffee kiosk within its new store, for a peppermint mocha while pondering the perfect poinsettia.

Watson’s Greenhouse and Nursery
6211 Pioneer Way E
Puyallup, WA 98371
(253) 845-7359

On a back road between Puyallup and Tacoma, Watson’s is worth the trek for the delightful experience you’ll have. Meticulous grounds, gorgeous plants and a fabulous gift shop await. Its quality and selection are sure to please, and with a sweet little cafe, you’ll feel cozy and happy here during the holidays. You may want to check out Watson’s holiday events and classes, as well as its rewards program.

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Jerri Lien has enjoyed working in the beauty industry for most of her adult life. As a Seattle examiner, she covers all things style, beauty and more. Her work can be found at

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