Hori Hori Flowers is an urban cutting garden in Southwest Seattle growing fragrant flowers, lush foliage, and textural elements that reflect our abundant PNW seasons.
Owner Agnes P. Cwalina hand selects each seed and bulb planted in her 1/8 acre garden. As soon as flowering branches and narcissus begin blooming, buckets of flowers make their way to local shops and design studios. Tulips, dahlias, and mums are the main crops at Hori Hori Flowers. While lesser known seedpods, cerinthe, and love in a puff vine add whimsy and intrigue.
The design studio offers floral and garden inspired creations that celebrate the botanical diversity of our region. Through hands on workshops and U-Pick flower sessions Agnes shares the beauty of her garden.
Originally from New York City Agnes was mesmerized by the lush greenery and maritime climate of the Pacific Northwest. While looking for work in her now long forgotten previous career, she was introduced to vegetable gardening. Over the years she has worked on various city projects, farms, and her own balcony gardens. Moving from apartment to apartment her seed stash followed and seedlings were always growing in any available garden nook. Once convinced of rooting down in the PNW, the search for her own garden began, firstly by growing in neighbor's front yards and now in her White Center garden. Agnes spends her time advocating for the local floral industry, maintaining gardens around the city, and growing food for those with limited access to fresh produce.
If you are a designer, gardener, or just want to geek out about local flowers, get in touch!
(I grow all the flowers I sell, and occasionally curate blooms from local farms and fields. I don't use chemicals on my property, I build the soil structure each season. I take great pride in choosing plants that aren't commonly found in the supermarket - rare blooms that are unique and special. I enjoy geeking out on cool varieties and how putting together an arrangement can make certain plants stand out and shine. )