Two Generations of Nurserymen at Vibrant Plants
Mark and Ernie Schuster
Vibrant Plants is Washington State’s premier wholesale grower and distributor of quality landscape plants. By making the shopping experience easy and valuable for our customers, we strive to provide a one stop solution to Green Industry Professionals throughout our market. Since our beginning, Vibrant Plants has steadily increased product lines to include 4” container sizes up through 4” caliper trees. To supplement our own crops, our buyers bring in plant material from across the U.S. and Canada by the semi-truck load.
Please feel free to tour our web site. We update our availability about twice per month and are frequently posting hot sheets that will let you know what just came in, is looking exceptional right now, or is on sale. Just go to our password site and fill out the business information requested and we will be happy to e-mail you a password to access our priced sites.
(circa 1969) with Ann, Paul and Mark Schuster
A bit about our history:
In the mid 1950’s Vi and Bert Gustafson founded their nursery in north Seattle. After successfully growing and moving the operation to its present Woodinville location, Vibert Nursery, as it was then called, sold to a hard and smart working German immigrant named Ernie Schuster and his wife Ann in the winter of 1967-68. From there they expanded rapidly to meet the constructions booms that occurred in the Seattle and Eastside area.
During the 1980’s, Ernie and Ann’s youngest son, Mark earned a business degree from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and then worked for nurseries in Oregon, California, Switzerland and England before returning to start up his own nursery in 1991 on acreage in Snohomish.
In 1995, Mark took on responsibility for the Woodinville Nursery and combined it with his production facility in Snohomish to create Vibrant Plants, Inc. To smooth out the transition and insure success, both Ernie and Ann stayed on as employees for several years thereafter.
Our fleet of trucks ready to serve our customers
throughout the Puget Sound region
Where we are today:
Today, Vibrant Plants, Inc. has sales and production sites in both Maltby and Orting. With close to 70 acres on these two sites we grow and distribute more than 2000 varieties of landscape ornamental plants. With eight delivery trucks and customers throughout Washington State, Vibrant Plants can get customers what they want in a timely, cost effective manner. Alternatively, many of our landscape contractors and designers prefer to drive our fields where they know they can get inspired by the best selection of quality plants, on hand, at wholesale prices in the area.
With employees from the 1980’s and 1990’s as well as newer additions, Vibrant Plants has put together nothing short of an excellent team of managers and staff who know the local market, its customers and how Vibrant Plants can serve their needs. They continually review product offerings, customer needs and internal procedures to make sure we maintain our success well into the future.