Since 1961, The Flower Cart, Inc. has blanketed the Baltimore area in fresh floral arrangements for all occasions. Holiday centerpieces aglow with crimson roses and twinkling candles brighten pie-laden tables, whereas anniversary bouquets use white button-spray chrysanthemums to say all the things that peanut-butter-filled mouths can’t. With a range of bestsellers for $35 and under, The Flower Cart, Inc. promises elegant still-life subjects for practiced pointillists and verdant houseplants for innovative performance artists. Sneeze-prone flora fans can get a pollen-free flower fix with an array of fruit and gift baskets stuffed with fresh produce and aromatic coffee.
Maxalea is Baltimore’s home base for professional landscape architects, designers, horticulturists, technicians, and more. For your yard cleaning services, a three-person crew composed of some of the outfit’s most talented landscapers will perform a customized clean-up of pruning, weeding, and edging to guarantee a neat, natural-looking lawn for your next barbecue, mayoral stump speech, or company-wide Slip-'n'-Slide contest determining the next round of layoffs. Maxalea’s ground crew can also spread mulch, if you already own some (if not, mulch can purchased for an additional cost from Maxalea). Raking and leaf bagging are also included in your backyard’s beautification session, though excess offsite debris removal—such as branches or weeds whose removal would require multiple dump-truck trips—come at an additional cost. Maxalea's full crew of more than 80 grass whisperers ensures a level of precision and detail that separates well-tended lawns from wildly undomesticated behind-the-house prairies.
Lauded by the Knot magazine in 2009 for its stylish nuptial bouquets, Rutland Beard Florist has enlisted creative designers to fashion floral arrangements since 1923. Nestled deep in the heart of the boutiques' fragrant mazes inspired by French flower markets, bouquets brimming with seasonal blooms, perennials, and tropical flora spill out of elegant vases and baskets. The nimble-fingered staffers also pile fresh fruit into gift baskets, and they assemble themed creations suitable for all occasions, such as anniversaries, birthdays, or a baby's first successful attempt at landing an airplane.
After nearly 40 years of combined experience in the restaurant industry, Dave and Pam Keohane knew how to please their patrons when they realized their dreams of restaurant ownership and opened Greenhouse Grill in 1990. Inside, cozy booths and warmly toned walls encourage diners to linger over dessert and chat over draft beers and expertly mixed margaritas. All-American starters such as bacon cheese fries and crab dip stop stomach rumbles long enough for guests to peruse the menu, which mingles hand-cut steaks, seafood specialties, and sandwiches accompanied by bottomless fries. The chefs also toss pasta specialties with meats and seafood such as crab and shrimp, and several homestyle specialties ensure whole families or incomplete sets of green army men have plenty of options to choose from.
Being stumped is no fun, whether it's your mind or the hunk of tree in your front yard that refuses to move. Executive Landscape Management can help with the latter situation, though?its tree-clearing services do away with troublesome trunks, brush, and branches, leaving yards clean and level. Its landscapers don't just deal with stubborn trees, though. They also busy themselves with nearly all aspects of lawn maintenance, from monthly mowing and plant-bed weeding to installing sprinklers, pathways, and lighting. Because the team has more than 20 years of experience beautifying outdoor spaces, they can handle entire makeovers just as readily as they do small touchups.
Many of ELM's treatments shift with the seasons. Fall brings leaf-removal appointments that evict leaves from gutters and yards. During the holidays, the staff decorates houses with cheery lights and wreaths. They even push snow off the roads, allowing homeowners to get to work without first cloning and saddling a woolly mammoth.
Arnold Farms opened in 1970 as a simple roadside farmstand. Today, patrons find the same folksy service alongside gardening and landscaping needs sprawled across the shop’s multilevel facility. On Arnold's upper floor, outdoor-living supplies, including pottery, potted plants, all-weather Cheetos, and more than 100 styles of patio furniture rest near a fully stocked hardware store. One floor down, the shop spreads out its mulches and landscaping supplies in a nursery that houses annuals, perennials, shrubs, grasses, and trees. Gardening experts roam the aisles to assist customers, and master landscape designers work with patrons to create beautiful touches or complete overhauls for existing yards of all shapes.