Seattle Small Business Shout-Out — The Copper Vine
May 5, 2008
April (snow)showers bring May flowers from The Copper Vine, Capitol Hill’s indie garden shoppe. Located just a few blocks west of the nexus of Pine and Madison, The Copper Vine offers all kinds of in- and outdoor garden swag. From veggie starts to potted succulents, from worm tea to garden gloves to locally made ceramic pots and salvaged wood plant stands, The Vine is where it’s at for green and Green.
Plus, owner Kim Hightower is not only über-knowledgeable about her stock — which is comprised of plants that can stand up to the Northwest climate, and which she sources from as many local growers as possible — but she’s extra-nice to boot. Last summer, me and the Mister dropped in to check out the selection and wound up purchasing a young Lisbon lemon tree to grow indoors. Kim not only offered to re-pot it in our chosen Bruning pot — made just up the highway in Snohomish! — she also delivered it to our house at the end of the workday. Gotta love the small-town service. And, to top it off, The Vine gladly reuses your unwanted plastic plant pots, or, if there’s no use in-store, they’ll haul them out to local nurseries.
Here’s to Springtime, and to The Copper Vine. Locale: 1315 E. Pine; open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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