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When she's not scouring the wide world in search of high-quality rattan, teak, and cast-aluminum patio furniture, globetrotting entrepreneur and owner of Sun Country, Carol Dodge, designs her own deck-side accoutrements. Dole out pool-side potables on a sleek teak serving tray ($39), or relax in a teak side chair, crafted from kiln-dried timber and epoxy resins. Made from aluminum wrapped in all-weather wicker, rattan stacking chairs simply refuse to stretch, fade, or crack under the pressure of inclement weather ($145), and auto-tilt deck umbrellas cast a protective shadow over apostate sun worshippers and add a festive, futuristic twist to above-ground piña-colada pools ($375).
After years at the helm of his family’s 60-year-old garden centre in Burnaby, Barry Kuypers opted for a change of scenery. He and his family moved to Kelowna and opened The Kelowna Flower Farm. Now managed by his daughter Carrie, the plant centre welcomes clients with a country farm's hospitality and a green thumbs up. The gardening professionals choose shrubs, blossoms, and herbs that can adapt to the Okanagan climate, and their bedding plants run the alphabet from abutilons to zinnias. Clients have their choice of around 2,000 hanging baskets and heritage perennials, which return year after year to remind households to file their taxes. A selection of exotic plants adds flair to yards with tropical water plants, mandevillas, and lemon trees to replace money trees that have only sprouted IOUs.
Since 1954, Bylands Garden Centre, the British Columbia Landscape & Nursery Association's 2010 Grower of the Year, has populated a 400-acre nursery with a verdant variety of trees, shrubs, vines, and flowers, complemented by a range of tools, gardening accessories, home décor, jewellery and gifts. Canadian trees and shrubs are hardy enough to withstand the elements and happily befriend lonely snowmen. Blueberry plants ($13.50) may, over time, enliven drab muffins, and hydrangeas burst into fertile globes of vibrant colours atop a flowerbed covered in a cape of Black Diamond top soil ($5.99). As with a theoretical physicist in a Hawaiian print shirt, small tropical plants ($4.99) add an unexpected dash of the exotic.
A Canadian-based company with presence throughout the world, Cinnzeo has been baking its indulgent signature cinnamon rolls for more than 25 years. At each location, luscious Cinnarolls and their flavourful spin-offs are served hot within 30 minutes of leaving the oven after being coated in cinnamon, brown sugar, and cream-cheese icing. Patrons can pick up a single roll to pair with coffee or depart with a takeout pack.
Amid the sunny, pistachio-coloured walls of Green & Bear It, a treasure trove of chic outdoor wear, useful gardening gear, and sweet-smelling lotions and perfumes decks out greenskeepers with the tools and trinkets of successful plant husbandry. Customers don wellington boots from Hunter for strolling through dewy pastures, or equip themselves with hedge clippers, rakes, and pitchforks for clearing new beds or chasing away trespassing frankenstein monsters. Over 500 varieties of non-GMO heirloom seeds from West Coast Seeds sprinkle the earth with fresh new greenery, and Woodstock Chimes fill the air with haunting notes and melodies carried by the wind. Guests ready themselves for fruitful yardwork labours with adorable floppy sun hats, sleek rain jackets, and Swarovski-crystal jewellery from local artist Kelly Sweet.
Intellibed Sleep & Spa outfits shoppers with locally crafted detergents and a host of relaxation-inducing goods including mattresses, pillows, and spa gear. Forged by local sudssmiths in Kelowna, Samson Soaps’ collection of cleansing potions (starting at $5) includes a laundry detergent and softener duo that render clothing as fluffy and spotless as a marshmallow dressed as Mr. Clean. Kitchen and bathroom cleaners ensure the effortless eviction of domestic smudges, while the Big Red degreaser purifies garages and boat hulls.
In 1978, on a small patch of land on Shannon Lake road, Dogwood Nursery first sprouted its roots. An affable staff and plethora of rare greenery fuelled the nursery's success and launched the business to its current sprawling location on Paynter Road in 1994. Nestled in the rolling countryside, the garden centre and nursery provides visitors with not only plants and trees, but also a verdant escape that exudes rustic charm. Its greenhouse and nursery blooms with perennials, evergreens, fruit trees, and shrubs perfect for gussying up a front yard. Concrete fountains and birdbaths by Henri Studio can adorn any planted plot or drab parking space, and irrigation supplies and landscaping consultations help green thumbs cultivate the finest flora possible.
Stroll the aisles of Home Hardware long enough and you'll encounter more than 100,000 items, from hand and power tools to paint, plumbing, and electrical supplies. You'll also find something else: ideas. After all, it's hard not to start picturing new ways to improve a home when you're wandering past Home Expressions decor items, garden decorations, plumbing and lighting fixtures, and more than 3500 paint colours. Fortunately, kitchen, colour, and garden experts are on hand to turn customers' nascent ideas into full-blown design plans, much as magicians turn frogs into doves or birthday parties into more boring birthday parties.