Debra Prinzing

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Meet Village Green, a Neighborhood Nursery for Plant Lovers

July 23rd, 2013

Just look for the hand-painted lavender sign when you're driving down 26th Avenue Southwest in Seattle. There's plenty of places to park on the street . . . and then you'll wander down the long drive to the nursery.

Just look for the hand-painted lavender sign when you’re driving down 26th Avenue Southwest in Seattle. There’s plenty of places to park on the street . . . and then you’ll wander down the long drive to the nursery.

Earlier this spring, I had the delightful experience of giving a floral-design workshop at Village Green Perennial Nursery in West Seattle’s White Center neighborhood. This place is like a secret garden, although there are many, many customers who have been in on the secret for years. This is a plant-centric business, one neighbor to the next. 

Village Green Perennial Nursery was founded by Teresa Romedo over 30 years ago. In 2003, she passed the torch to Vera Johnson, who has owned and operated the nursery ever since. 

Vera Johnson, plantswoman, horticulturist, designer, educator and artist, presides at the helm of this magical destination. Her mission is to inspire the neighborhoods of White Center and West Seattle by providing the very best resources available to create sustainable outdoor living spaces, one block at a time. As a little garden center with big ambitions, Village Green is known for high-quality customer service and healthy plants. It has evolved as a community center that showcases local artists, musicians, and events. 

Vera has just announced her first farm-to-table event, scheduled for August 31st. This has the potential to be an unforgettable moment in time, an experience that celebrates food, wine, plants and flowers. Tickets are $100 per person. Order yours here.

FarmtoTableVillageGreen

 

Take a virtual tour of the beauty at Village Green Perennial Nursery – and save the date for a fabulous event! I hope to see you there!

Meet Vera at Village Green

Vera Johnson (left) lives, gardens, and works here at Village Green Perennials in West Seattle. 

 

Get lost in the nursery where you'll discover wonderful, hand-picked plants for your own garden.

Get lost in the nursery where you’ll discover wonderful, hand-picked plants for your own garden. 

 

I love the little sheds and outbuildings that dot the scenery at Village Green.

I love the little sheds and outbuildings that dot the scenery at Village Green. 

 

D-I-G Plants, D-I-G Gardening, D-I-G Local!

D-I-G Plants, D-I-G Gardening, D-I-G Local! 

 

Village Green Hammock

And if you need a nap . . . there’s a hammock under the canopy of trees. 

 

Hosta pairings - some of the many great design ideas here!

Hosta pairings – some of the many great design ideas here! 

 

VG Begonia and Oxalis

More yummy shade combos. Begonia and oxalis together~

 

Roses

Old garden roses and new hybrids thrive here. 

 

Roses and a ladder

More roses, clambering up a ladder against the lime green house. 

 

Rose

Another climber “pops” against the vivid green.

 

Rose and split rail fencing

So beautiful . . .

 

Overview

Wish I had a panoramic camera – this is as broad as I can make it!

 

Carnivorous blooms

Carnivorous flowers – wow!

 

Apple trees

Apple trees and a rope ladder – just what a kid loves to see~!

Stop by for a visit – you’ll meet cool plants and people alike~

One Response to “Meet Village Green, a Neighborhood Nursery for Plant Lovers”

  1. Vera Says:

    I just love how you’ve captured the spirit of Village Green! Nicely done!
    It’s a pleasure getting to know you, watch you blossom and continue to inspire

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