What began as primarily a retail store and growing facility over 35 years ago has developed into a full service garden center, complete with landscape design/build services, irrigation installation and repair, lawn and landscape maintenance,and gift shop.
Chris Olsen is a busy man. He stars in his own syndicated KTHV Channel 11 segment, “Today’s Home,” writes for Arkansas Gardener magazine, and is an active member in several not-for-profit organizations. Olsen, an Oxford University graduate with more than 25 years of experience in landscape architecture, opened Botanica Gardens in 2003. He works as the garden store’s master designer, a career that allows him to stay active in the community and share his wealth of plant-centric knowledge with the public. Visitors to his store can discover a plethora of gardening supplies including plants and shrubs, fountains and water features, and statuary. His experienced staff also flaunts their skills in landscape design, lawn maintenance, flower arranging, and inducing rain with the hokey pokey.
The licensed and insured contractors of Wood Pace Construction Landscape tend to homes and surrounding properties with landscaping, handyman, and renovation services. They perform large-scale renovations, installing hardwood or tile flooring, adding on garages, or remodeling kitchens or bathrooms. They also gladly embrace smaller projects, such as lawn mowing, trimming, or fencing.
For more than four decades, Weed Man's licensed and trained lawn-beautifying experts have tended to local lawns with custom blends of fertilizer, environmentally sound pest-control solutions, and knowledge gleaned from both living and working in the community. Created exclusively for Weed Man, the technicians' slow-release granular fertilizer nurtures lawns over a period of several weeks, and seeding and aeration promote continued green growth. Advice that aims to assist with local lawn problems helps inform patrons online, illuminating seasonal troubles, gardening trends, and the astrological signs of various plants.m]]
During spring at Jones Orchard, families gather to bound through the territory’s rows of fruit, peeling back leaves to get at the ripest morsels hidden deep within the thicket. Since growing their first peaches more than seven decades ago, the Jones family continues to ripen juicy varieties of peaches, strawberries, and other fruit on their 600-acre farm, eschewing long-distance produce shipping for local distribution, mostly available at farmer’s markets and during the orchard’s pick-your-own fruit season. Inviting families to pick fruit together is one of many ways the Jones family lures visitors to their orchard seasonally—come autumn, the farmers transform the fields into a vast corn maze. Visitors not content to wander the idyllic grounds can enjoy the orchard’s bounty at the Country Café, where matriarch Juanita Jones flavors her fresh pies and preserves with fresh-plucked fruits.
For more than 30 years, two brothers and their sister have cultivated 1910 Frame Works' immense cache of elegant frames, earning them loyal patronage from local clientele such as the Memphis Redbirds, Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and the Special Olympics. Their support throughout the decades is due to the trio’s commitment to stay abreast of blossoming trends and technology. Partnered with a national web of suppliers, they keep their showroom full of ornate and minimalist frames in thousands of colors, textures, and scratch-and-sniff scents. They also forge shadowboxes and custom frames onsite, harnessing conservation-quality glass and acid-free materials to assemble elegant confines for artwork, photography, and mirrors.
When they're not constructing frames, the skilled craftspeople rove the town to deliver and install their elegant creations and hold on-location design consultations that can help to determine suitable artwork for a specific space. They also curate their own gallery of colorful artwork, including local music-festival posters and prints crafted by local artists.