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 the handy form below, or print the Petal Power Adoption Form 2021 and mail it with a check! It’s easy.

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2021 Adopters:

Mike and Laura Axline
Holmquist & Gardiner, PLLC
Judith Hill
Bee Charmer Honey
Tony Nogales
Judy Maginnis
Tom’s Automotive Service
Bill and Judy Wald
West Seattle Blog
Jordan & Paul Koehl
Sea To Peak Financial Advisors
Jen Shaughnessy Real Estate
The Crissey Fam
Gloria Pfeif
Kristen & Matt Bastian
Michele & Jeff Andrus
VCB Consulting & Accounting Services LLC
Better Builders
Christine Kirchner DDS
HIIT Lab Fitness Studio
Katie McClellan & Paul Fondahn
Joan E. Miller
Debra and Eric Herbst
McNelis Architects
Let’s Call Rik!
Bakery Nouveau
The Hagan Family
Marsha Heaton
Steve Sasala
Pamela Forsha & Brian Newell
Mary M Boykin
Allison Herzog
The Beer Junction
Matthew Wiltse
The Johnsons at Windermere
Escapade Adventures
Curious Kidstuff
Krista Davis
Erin & Ryan Wilby
Westside School Parent Association
Pacific Coast Financial Services
Verity Credit Union
Stojak and Associates
Adam & Kristine
Chase Family
Stephen & Michelle Jackson
Hope Lutheran Church & School
Ludmila Faber
Marie Jozaitis
Randi Fossland
Judith Sorensen
Patricia Sponseller
Patrick and Kimberly Robinson
Kathleen Kemp
De Vrieze Carney PLLC
Will, Madison, and Double
Stephanie & Whit Tice
Mark and Erin Ward
Lorraine Cunningham
Karen Ainley
Patrick Kennedy
Audrey Crandall et al
The Passovoy Family
Wendy Hobson
JET7 Productions
Jenny Martin
Jackie & Carl Ericson
Mike Entzminger
Mindi Katzman
Gretchen DeDecker
Elizabeth B Martin
Lucy Helm
Sharon & Larry Enrico
Karah & Cass Kaska
Gennifer Holland
Great Clips West Seattle
Bianca & Neil
Katie Byron
Sue Ellen Hays
Pegasus Book Exchange

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 from 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’s 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 a shade basket 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 2021. 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.