About Flower World, Inc.

Flower World, Inc. was started in 1968 by John and Marijke Postema on a four acre parcel of land. During the 1970's and the 1980's bedding plants, fuchsias and foliage plants were the main crops. These were sold to the local wholesale markets and shipped nation wide to the wholesale trade. In the early 1980's local shoppers started to stop by the greenhouses to inquire about specific plant products and that was the beginning of the retail business. Until 1994 the retail nursery was located on one of the original eight-acre sites. In the spring of that year the retail business was moved to the newly constructed display greenhouses at its current location on 196th Street SE in Maltby.


Flower World is enormous, so it is very easy, as a first time customer, to be overwhelmed. We have constructed the layout of the retail greenhouses and the display areas in such a way that it becomes very easy to find the specific sections you are looking for. You will find numerous information mailboxes filled with maps of the area layout. You will also find informational plant brochures for your convenience and your use.


We are a "self-help, low-key, take-your-time and-explore" type of operation. You will not experience a hard sell technique from any of our employees. We encourage you to take your time to enjoy the displays, the flowers, the plants, the shrubs and the trees. Most of our signage is meant to inform as well as educate. The informational signs will help you choose the right plant for the right location and explain how to give it the right care. The pictures will help you visualize the blooming stages and the mature look of a plant.


We recycle plastic pots and containers and we encourage you to use the drop-off bins for your convenience. We are also accepting yard waste and horse manure. Call the office for more details.

Plastic Pot Recycling
Re-use is the ultimate in recycling. Flower World accepts your used plastic nursery pots, even if they are from another nursery. There are two drop-off bins for your convenience. 

We attempt to make full use of these containers in our potting program. We don't use price stickers on our plant pots, but occasionally, a price sticker from another company may be left on a recycled pot. We apologize for any confusion it may cause. We hope you that you appreciate our recycling practices and understand that we do not honor other's sale price stickers. 
                   We Accept Garden Waste
You are welcome to bring your 'clean greens' to Flower World. We can accept a maximum of three yards of garden waste. We take:

Grass clippings, leaves, plant material, sod, small branches and horse
        manure (free of rocks)

We do not accept:

Rocks, soil, lumber, garbage, paper, plastic or concrete. 

There is no charge for loads that include branches 3/4" caliper and smaller. Loads with branches 1"-10" caliper are charged $15/cubic yard. There is a minimum 1 yard charge. Loads with branches exceeding 10" caliper will not be accepted. 

Prior to dumping yard waste, please check in at a register for load approval. If you have more than three cubic yards, please call 360-668-9575 so we can confirm access for you at our alternate dumping site, just 2.5 miles NE of Flower World's main location. Load approval and payment if applicable, at Flower World is still required.