End of March showers bring April flowers, apparently. Katherine Anderson says her Melrose Market flower shop Marigold and Mint will open for business on Thursday:
The hammers are still banging but so are the flowers blooming. So — in the midst of all the construction at Melrose Market — Marigold and Mint will open this Thursday, April 1st! For the three days before Easter we will be open from 10:30 – 6 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 1-3) with fragrant daffoldils, gorgeous hyacinth and frilly tulips, to name a few. Pretty Easter chocolates from Maison Bouche will also be for sale.
Come by for a sneak peek of the Market under construction and say hello to the flowers from the farm! We are located at 1531 Melrose Avenue, between Pike and Pine, on Capitol Hill — just across the street from Bauhaus Coffee and next door to Velouria and Sonic Boom. You’ll see our sandwich board on the street; come in and find us at the back of the market space. The phone number at the shop is 206-682-3111.
Thanks to Calf & Kid’s Sheri LaVigne for the tip.
Marigold and Mint is located at 1531 Melrose inside the new Melrose Market project. We recently wrote about some tumult at the project as a legal dispute flared between the project developers and restaurateur Tamara Murphy who had planned to open her new restaurant Terra Plata in the overhauled building.
Meanwhile, Blooms, one of the Hill’s last independent florists, shut down its Broadway location in November to focus on its 15th Ave location on the Group Health campus.
According to the shop’s Web site, Marigold and Mint has been an online-only business and organic farm in Carnation until now:
Marigold and Mint is an organic farm, an online shop and a studio. We grow an acre of flowers and edibles, as well as harvest responsibly from our orchard, woodland and berry patches. The farm is situated along the Snoqualmie River, about 30 miles east of Seattle. We deliver to florists, individuals and businesses, and, in the studio, make things such as marigold garlands, snowberry hearts, and driftwood sailboats.
Founded in 2008 by owner Katherine Anderson, Marigold and Mint reflects her lifetime love of flowers and landscapes. From an early age, she hung May Day baskets on her neighbors’ doors. As an adult, and inspired by places as disparate as Desolation Sound and the Bois de Boulogne — and by objects ranging from the scale of a spider’s web to that of a star — she wanted to start growing and making things. Trained as a landscape architect, she brings her affection for both clean and clear design and intricate patterns to Marigold and Mint.
You can learn more about Marigold and Mint at http://www.marigoldandmint.com/