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We told you about this place when it was on Gladstone Street; now it's moved east

RITA A. LEONARD - Birds & Bees Nursery co-owner Amanda Simard, shown with cacti and succulents. "Birds & Bees Nursery" opened in 2012 at S.E. 37th and Gladstone Street, as reported in THE BEE at the time. But they recently moved several blocks east. In August, Birds & Bees celebrated their first year at a new and permanent location at 3327 S.E. 50th Avenue.

The nursery focuses on Northwest annuals and perennials, gardening accessories, wild bird seed, and feeders. They also have a variety of mason bee houses. "We are dedicated to selling locally-sourced sustainable products for the urban garden, both indoors and out," proudly says co-owner Caitlin Gaul.

Birds & Bees not only sells plants, ladybugs, seeds, cards, and gifts, they also help identify plants and plant diseases for their customers. "We have many different containers, and offer classes in terrarium-making," advises co-owner Amanda Simard. "We have many cacti and succulents, and we teach how to make planters mounted on wood with air plants or staghorn ferns. We also teach a class on creating 'kokedama', which are a type of containerless bonsai."

As at their former site, Birds & Bees occasionally has animal visitors (pigs and a cat), although they no longer have chickens.

Business hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sundays 11 to 5. Call 503/788-6088 for information.

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