Since 1930, Toms Creek Nursery and Landscaping has greenafied lawns with vibrant shrubs, trees, and flowering plants grown by Toms' experienced cultivators. Prepare outdoor areas for a spring awakening with Double Knockout roses ($25/2 gallons) or a lush monkey-grass plant ($5/gallon), a flowering perennial that fills out gardens and looks adorable in a small fez. For vertical beautification, a Carolina Beauty crape myrtle ($15/3 gallons, $25/5 gallons) enlivens yards or oversized cocktails with its characteristic purple flowers. The direct-sales nursery also carries 50 acres of container plants and 200 acres of B&B trees and shrubs.
SPADE & BROOM offers a wide range of gifts and accessories for your garden and home. We are always adding unique vintage items, handmade one of a kind items crafted out of salvaged materials, shabby chic furniture, and interesting displays of flowering plants.
Deborah Mitchell doesn't mind getting her hands dirty—or sharing her space with a few caterpillars. The master gardener curates a verdant collection of more than 150 medicinal and culinary herbs, from kitchen staples such as rosemary and oregano to hard-to-find varieties. In addition to a dozen types of mint and 15 varieties of basil, she also nurtures bedding plants, heirloom tomatoes, and flowering perennials. Her staff relies on organic fertilizers to nourish everything in the shop, and when necessary, they choose organic or self-grown pesticides.FlowerPeddler also stocks herbal and fragrant soaps in scents ranging from cotton blossom to dirt. All soaps are handmade with a vegetable-based glycerin rather than fats distilled from balloon animals.
Secret Sun's sunless tanning methods imbue hides with healthy glows throughout the entire year. The UV-free spray tans shower clients in a bronze mist in the hue of their choice, darkening their skin tone without the hassle of colonizing the sun. Clients can get one tan in preparation for a beach outing, or a series of three to sustain sunny looks throughout the harsh winter months. Those who prefer ultraviolet authenticity can opt for a month of unlimited tanning-bed use, which allows them to stop by the salon whenever the thirst to fill-up on synthetic sun-juice strikes.
The flight crew at Bethany Aviation ascends in Piper Cherokee and Piper Warrior II planes to introduce patrons to the joys of aviation. During a 30-minute flight for two people, aspiring aviators can choose to undertake flight lessons, and casual patrons can simply admire the sprawling view of Greensboro and surrounding areas. The flight package also includes a tour of the airport facilities at Piedmont Triad International Airport, during which visitors explore the pilot lounge and look around the flight-planning room before receiving a photo of themselves with the aircraft to wear in a locket along with their picture of themselves with a toaster.
Wine and Design’s team of local artists organizes painting classes and get-togethers for any occasion. They provide all the necessary materials⎯including paints, canvases, aprons, brushes, and corkscrews⎯and lead students stroke by stroke as they craft whimsical pictures of subjects such as animals, landscapes, and flora. They also invite guests to bring their own drinks to the party to enhance the fun.