I met Tina Larson last week while poking around the cool shops in Olde Burien on SW 152nd St in Burien, and what a passionate person about plants! A few months ago Tina realized a dream and bought a "pocket retail nursery" in Burien's Olde Burien shopping district called Grass Roots.
Tina (that's her in the photo walking out the door into the outdoor space) is an absolute "plant junkie" and lead me around her wonderful shop tempting me with cool and unusual annuals like " "solanum pyracanthum" (porcupine tomato), castor bean, and a cool variety of solomon's seal with a silvery edged leaf. She plans on carrying some of my other favorite annuals such as nicotiana sylvestris and langsdorfi. I forgot to ask about love-lies-bleeding (ammaranthus) but I am willing to bet that Tina will have that in her shop too when she can get it from the growers. Ask Tina to show you the "7up" plant when you visit, it's the little plant in front of the spikey porcupine tomato in the photo below!
This splendid little shop is well worth a visit to Burien to shop for some cool and unusual plants (annuals, perennials and some small trees and shrubs) to enhance your garden and fill some glazed pottery as a garden focal point. Tina's enthusiasm for plants will both entertain and educate you on what you can do to make your garden an even more magical place this spring, summer and fall! On the inside, the shop has beautiful garden ornaments (both indoors and outdoors) for anyone who loves gardens whether they currently have a garden or not.
Grass Roots is a wonderful resource for homeowners with gardens in the Burien area, you no longer have to drive all the way to City People's Garden Store in Madison Valley or Molbak's in Woodinville for interesting plants!