Christmas time is the perfect time to gather your friends and family for a little intimate get together. It’s also the perfect time to throw that annual holiday bash and invite everyone you know! However you prefer your festivities, stop by Al’s gift department beforehand, and pick up the perfect bit of holiday décor and gifts that will get you and all of your guests in the holiday spirit.

The traditional poinsettia is the plant of the Christmas season, with its beautiful bright red and dark green foliage. This time of the year you can see this festive plant popping up all around homes and businesses in order to add an instant touch of the Holidays. We know you can get poinsettias just about anywhere these days, so what makes a Grown By Al’s Poinsettia far and away the best in the Northwest?

I've made this apple crisp recipe for years because I didn't think it could get any better. But I've found that using Al's Exclusive Ice Apples in this recipe takes this crisp to a whole new delicious level! Pick up some Ice Apples from Al's and make this sweet dessert at your next holiday gathering.

a red poinsettia among succulent houseplants

Here at Al's, we're blending the houseplant craze with our Grown By Al's Poinsettias. So if you are in our store and you're wondering where all the houseplants went, wander over to the warm Poinsettia Houses to find all your houseplant favorites!

A set table with Feta, Garlic Knots, and Sweet Potato Oranges

Thanksgiving is all about family and food. That's why I wanted to share these recipes that have been a favorite in my family for years. Whether you are cooking the entire big meal as the host, or want something unique to bring to a gathering, these 3 fall-inspired appetizers are sure to be a big hit!

garden stores near me

If you've been searching the web for "garden store near me" and thinking about upgrading your yard or garden, you've come to the right place. Many people find great satisfaction in gardening as a hobby -- in fact, the entire home and garden market was worth over $270 billion in 2017.

plant nurseries

According to statistics, you will find at least one houseplant in 30% of all households. The primary reason most homeowners keep houseplants is for decorative purposes. Houseplants can add color and give your home a fresh, natural look.

Al's annual Evening of Lights is almost here: our fun and festive kick-off to the holiday season. This magical event is an Al's tradition, bringing you the familiar comforts of Christmas. But we're also always looking to add new traditions to our seasonal showcase. This year, there are some exciting new additions to our Evening of Lights that you won't want to miss!

plant nursery

Gardening may be a pastime dominated by older generations, but more and more young people are starting to shop at the plant nursery and develop their green thumb as gardeners.

Nothing complements a home like a lush outdoor garden. This is no secret — in 2017, over a third of all Americans engaged in some form of gardening. For a space to feel truly comfortable, it needs those natural forms to which we all gravitate. This is why it is so hard to see those plants wither away during the long, harsh winters.