If you find yourself shopping for flowers in Seattle, either for yourself or to give as a gift, pop into Terra Bella Flowers and Mercantile. This florist runs an earthy little shop that finds inspiration from the “nearby woodlands where we collect moss covered branches, fallen lichen, and mushroom fronts.” Shop owner, Melissa, searches for “jewel toned blooms,” “soft grasses,” and “berry laden branches” to combine them into stunning arrangements that are unlike anything we’ve seen.
Welcome to a Garden
Melissa invites customers to meander through her garden, or her galleria as she also calls it, to personally smell the blooms and play with the foliage. She wants flower buyers to meet the designers who craft the perfect pieces of art, which are mostly sourced from local farmers in the Norwest who are Certified Salmon Safe and who practice organic farming methods.
Terra Bella Flowers and Mercantile sits in the heart of the Greenwood – Phinney Ridge neighborhood of Settle, which is just a bit north of the Woodland Park Zoo. The shop offers daily deliver throughout Seattle, into Blue Ridge and Queen Anne, so you can purchase delightful flowers from Terra Bella even if you’re not in the city but want to send something special to someone.
Melissa is Terra Bella’s visionary. She is obsessed with all things flowers and she has a background in Environmental Studies – Hazardous Waste Management. After working in in the field for a while, Melissa became aware of the large amounts of pesticides that were used to produce cut flowers. She founded Terra Bella in effort to consciously support the organic side of the flower industry and to prove that growing flowers could be a beautiful thing for flower givers and receivers, and for the planet.
To find out more about Melissa and Terra Bella Flowers, visit the Terra Bella Flowers and Mercantile website.