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local love: thicket

     by Amy

 

Spring has been a bit of a tease around these parts, but there’s no reason not to get out in the garden and get your hands dirty. I kinda love the way the rain makes all the leaves and flowers sparkle, like they were Bedazzled by Mother Nature. I’ve gotten into the habit of stopping in at Adria Sparhawk’s beautiful garden center called thicket. It’s nestled behind the Alberta Street storefronts beween 22nd and 23rd, and feels like a secret garden, an oasis of endless variety of colors and textures and fragrances. I’m sometimes tempted to bring a lawnchair and spend the afternoon dreaming and drawing here. I asked Adria to tell me a little about herself and her business:
“I’m a Northwest Native - born in Oregon and raised in central Washington. I’m in love with the Pacific Northwest. I think we have one of the most beautiful spots on the planet. My mother always kept large gardens, both edible and ornamental, and we spent a lot of time in the wilds - camping and hiking and swimming in rivers so I’ve had a deep appreciation for plants and natural spaces all my life. 
So it was a natural progression for me to pursue a career in plants. I’ve been in the floral industry for almost 20 years now. In 2004 I opened up a flower shop in the Pearl - “Lavish”. I loved it but the Alberta neighborhood is way more my style as well as my home. It took a couple years to make it happen but here I am.
My desire for thicket is that it can be a space that inspires people to redefine their relationship with the outdoors. We carry lots of edibles and also focus on ornamentals with growing habits that work well for our area, especially natives and drought tolerant perennials. We also carry organic fertilizers, and soils as well as locally sourced garden crafts and gifts.
 
Another aspect of our business is that I want to help people creatively interact with their outdoor spaces. We offer classes on flower arranging from your garden, botanical illustration, building driftwood benches and hypertufa leaf forms plus lots more! I find my inspiration from the beauty of our natural world and my hope is that thicket will inspire more people to do the same. The more value that people can see in our environment the more likely we will be able to preserve it!”
You can find thicket’s website at thicketpdx.com, on Facebook, or, best of all, right here in the Bolt neighborhood.