PETAL POWER: Adopt a flower basket along California Ave

Join your community by adopting one of the beautiful flower baskets that line California Avenue in the Junction. Each basket is filled to overflowing with beautiful seasonal flowers that show a real love for nature.

For a $159 donation (you can purchase more than one basket) your flower basket will show the neighborhood your support for West Seattle. Your basket is professionally planted and designed by City Planters. The Junction Association will take care of watering and maintaining your basket.

Your basket will be completed with a nameplate affixed to the historic light pole showing who adopted the basket. You may have the nameplate in your name, for a gift (fun for an anniversary or birthday), or in memory.

Flower Basket West Seattle Junction
Flower Basket in the Junction – Photo West Seattle Blog

Bring guests and family members to show your support of the neighborhood. The baskets are hung May through September from the historic light poles lining California Avenue.

Please email the Junction with questions about the flower the baskets.


You can complete this handy online form now, or print the Petal Power Adoption Form 2020 and mail with a check! It’s easy.

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2020 Adopters:

West Seattle Blog
McNelis Architects
Funky Janes Consignment
Patrick & Kimberly Robinson
JET 7 Productions
Judith Hill
Elliott Bay Brewing Co
Sorensen Orthodontics
Shari Kruse & Sally Hardwick
Tray & Greg Olds
Jen Shaughnessy Real Estate
HIIT Lab Fitness Studio
Pacific Coast Financial Services
Sea To Peak Financial Advisors
In honor of June Thies
Patty Sponseller
Megan Lewis
Allison Herzog
The Beer Junction
Bee charmer Honey
Christine Kirchner DDS
Better Builders
Westside School Parent Association
Pamela Forsha & Brian Newell
Judy Maginnis
Janet Louise Sasala
Holmquist & Gardiner, PLLC
Mary M Boykin
Westside Dermatology
Debra and Eric Herbst
Pegasus Book Exchange
Judith Sorensen
West Seattle Farmers Market
Kathleen Kemp
Ludmila Faber
Pacific Coast Financial Services – two baskets!
Toms Automotive Services
West Seattle Garden Club
Escapade Adventures
West Seattle Food Bank supported by Escapade Adventures
The Johnsons at Windermere
Kiwanis Club of West Seattle
de Vrieze Carney PLLC
Bill and Judy Wald
Hope Lutheran Church and School
Curious Kidstuff
Gloria Pfeif
Washington Management Company Mike Cohen
Stephen & Michelle Jackson
Davis Family
WYSIWYG Urban Farm
Matthew Wiltse & Jon Bashford
John Townsend
Paula Bamburg PB&J
Katie McClellan & Paul Fondahn
Christin & Eric Voytko
West Seattle Smile Co.
Jenny Martin
Erin and Ryan Wilby
Kerry White
Martha and Tony Nogales
Allison Herzog
Raynor Construction, LLC
Verity Credit Union
Joan E. Miller
Rachel, Grace & Scarlett
The Crissey Family
Linda White
Corey & Anne Dickinson
Patrici Agostino
Lions Club of West Seattle
Alki Masonic Center 2 Baskets!
Paula & Jim Bamburg
Shannon Lysen
Dorothy Wiitala
The Kim Family
Stojak & Associates
Daly-Davis Family
The RadWagoneers
Mike and Laura Axline
Chase Family
Gloria Pfeif
Jordan & Paul Koehl
Karla Marifjeren & Kleimeier Family
Michele and Jeff Andrus
Dan and Joanie Jacobs
The DeRonghe Family

PICTURES: Pictures of the Baskets Along California Ave

Photo Credit: West Seattle Blog

CONTACT: Questions? Contact the Junction Association

Questions about the Flower Power Adopt-a-Basket Program?

West Seattle Junction Association

4210 SW Oregon St, Suite A Seattle WA 98116

(206) 935-0904

info [at] wsjunction [dot] com


FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

Who can adopt a basket?

The adopter can be a person, group, family or individual.

Where and when will the flower baskets be hung?

The basket will be hung on one of the historic light poles which line California Avenue. The baskets are hung mid-May until mid-September.

Who maintains the flower baskets?

Each basket receives daily watering and maintenance which will be funded by the West Seattle Junction Association merchants.

What is the cost of the flower baskets? Can I adopt more than one?

The cost for each basket is $159.00, you may purchase more than one basket. Two baskets are priced at a discounted $310.00. Please contact the Junction Association if you wish to adopt more than two. We have 102 available baskets.

Can I purchase a basket as a gift?

Yes! On the adoption form, you can enter the gift recipient name.

What does the adoption fee cover?

Your adoption fee includes a professionally grown and planted flower basket and a plaque that will be placed on the light pole under your basket.

Can I keep the plaque and flower basket?

You may keep the plaque when the baskets are removed in September, the physical baskets belong to the grower. You may join us to take cuttings of select baskets as they are being removed.

How much text can I include on the plaque?

Text is limited to 2 lines. You can include your name, organization, business name, group, family name. Each line has 15 letters maximum (not including spaces).

How do I pay for the flower basket?

You can adopt and pay for your flower basket via a credit card. Or mail a check to the Junction Association along with the Petal Power Adoption Form 2020. Make checks payable to West Seattle Junction Association. Mail to 4210 SW Oregon St, Suite A Seattle WA 98116.

Is the Junction Association a nonprofit?

Yes, the Junction Association is a 501(c)(3), your adoption is a nonprofit donation.

ABOUT US: About the Junction Association

Established in 1907.

The West Seattle Junction was little more than boggy woodland until April 1907, when two streetcar lines were connected at California Avenue SW and SW Alaska Street (then 9th Street). Within a month, a dozen real estate agents had opened offices at what quickly became known as “the Junction.”

By 1911, the Junction had grown from a collection of real-estate offices into a full-fledged business district. At least three grocery stores, two lumber companies, a hardware store, two electrical firms, three physicians, and two fuel outlets were located within a half-mile radius of the streetcar crossing.

Now the Junction is Downtown West Seattle–an eclectic Seattle neighborhood’s main street and center stage. It’s the hub of activity where the West Seattle community connects for coffee, shopping, business activities, doctor visits, dinner, drinks, and camaraderie.