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Glasswing Greenhouse blooms at the corner of Melrose and E Olive Way

(Images: @GWGreenhouse via Instagram)

(Images: @GWGreenhouse via Instagram)

Even with blue skies and sunny 54 F days, Seattle spring is still two months away. But Melrose fashion and design concern Glasswing has sprouted a lush garden of indoor plants and florals with its new Glasswing Greenhouse just a block away.

Glasswing’s Forest Eckley and Alisa Furoyama have created a lush greenhouse at the corner of E Olive Way and Melrose in the former home of John John’s Gameroom. Speaking of greenery, the building had been in the running for one of E Olive Way’s open spaces for retail marijuana but didn’t make the final cut.

The new plant shop opened late last year as Glasswing marked its fifth year of Pacific Northwest indie fashion and design.

The new greenhouse is a little more than a plant store. Glasswing has planned the space as a plant and floral retail store, as well as a space for design work, and events. Plant director Tassy de Give and floral designer Kristen Griffith-VanderYacht are busy with plants, floral arrangements and a fresh-cut flower bar, as well as deliveries, weddings and corporate-event design, subscription services, installations and events.

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🍃 Winter Plant Care Guide ❄️ . . . Winter is a time when we get a lot of plant care questions, so our Plant Director Tassy de Give put together a short guide with a few tips to keep your plants happy through this season. . . . Don't repot – "It's generally best to repot in the spring when your plant sends out new growth. Repotting gives your plant fresh nutrients in the soil and room to grow. The extra room will help retain moisture so you won't have to water as often. A general rule is 2" bigger so a 4" pot to a 6" pot, a 6" pot to an 8" pot, etc. Make sure to use the appropriate soil (potting vs. succulent) to help ensure drainage and moisture levels are correct." . . . Keep watching for the last part of this series!

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“The ultimate intention of the Greenhouse is to incorporate moments of beauty and thoughtfulness into the everyday lives of its customers, through a deep appreciation for nature’s inherent artistry and meaningful connection with one another,” they write.

The new project joins some more green thumb-themed commerce and design underway in the area. In November 2017, the interior design folks at Homestead added the simply named Plant Shop to their offerings on E Pine. Meanwhile, if you’d like to maybe start things growing from the ground up, the Seattle Seed Company opened on 12th Ave in 2017.

Glasswing Greenhouse is located at 1351 E Olive Way. You can learn more at

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