After laying a weather-resistant brick patio, Lowney’s Landscaping and Garden Center’s landscapers finish it off with a stone retaining wall sprouting with perennials and leafy shrubs. They manage the whole project, from design to installation, creating an artful appearance that can increase a home's value. In addition to executing everything from pruning bushes and cutting grass to seeding lawns—services they've been providing for more than 15 years—they illuminate their clients' beautiful residential and commercial properties with low-voltage, energy-efficient lighting systems. Even in winter, they strive to keep landscapes in great shape with snowplowing, salting services, and weight-loss programs for snowmen. The garden center is a place for equally passionate gardeners and novice green thumbs to wade through small blueberry plants, evergreens, tropicals, and a wide assortment of gardening materials.
Hardware by Design, Inc. invites shoppers to peruse its 2,800-square-foot show room of copper sinks, decorative towel bars, cabinet hardware, and door hardware. Knowledgeable hardware designers can help homeowners make decorative decisions with house walk-throughs, and the store also offers free estimates. Plumbing fixtures from Mico Designs and California Faucets add touches of fashion and function to showers and baths, and vanities and sinks from Thompson Traders and Rocky Mountain Hardware turn everyday teeth brushing into luxurious ivory massaging. Locksets and knobs from top industry brands such as Ashley Norton, Nobilus, Bravura, and Top Knobs transform lackluster doors and kitchen cabinets into practical works of art.
The team of gift growers at Buds 'n Bloom Design Studio showcases a variety of fresh flowers, gifts, and décor items to brighten homes. An assortment of fresh flowers ($20+) or a succulent houseplant ($9+) can spruce up a lonely dining room table or welcome guests into the foyer of a tree house. Important documents are elegantly pinned to the desk with the Murano glass paperweight ($28), and an array of colored recycled-glass vases and bottles ($10–$20) can display flowers, baubles, or collections of accurate fortune-cookie predictions in an eco-friendly vessel. Beseech one of the friendly boutique staff to point you in the direction of a decorative ceramic bird figurine ($5), ideal for flying taunting circles around ceramic cats or nesting in a crewel embroidered keepsake box ($18.75).
The genial staff at Homestead Decor helps transform dull domiciles into homey hotspots with an eye-popping variety of furniture, fresh floral arrangements, and accessories for both homes and offices. Gift ideas abound within a tremendously vibrant showroom that lures wandering eyes with multicolored candles, Bonn Bonn jewelry, and Vera Bradley handbags. A collection of Sister's Gourmet snacks fuels fruitful conversations during casual get-togethers, and an array of gifts for babies allows newborns to enter the world in style. The shop also stocks cleaning products and bath wares to make homes and bodies spotless, like a freshly squeegeed giraffe.
Flower-focused classes taught by Enchanted Forest's experienced staff help bouquet bundlers of all skill levels learn the art of fashioning attractive flower arrangements. Would-be petalworkers can learn to tie bouquets, create centerpieces, and care for and display flowers in the class of their choice. Sit in on the Principles & Elements of Design: Flower Arranging 101 session to learn floral fundamentals, or take the Wedding/Prom: Fun & Easy Corsages/Boutonnieres class to add flair to a special day or deprive a normal day of its banality. Shower your home in shoots and sprays with instructions from Creative Container Planting, enroll in a wreath-making experience, or create table displays for bud-studded holidays of the future. Classes are held on Tuesday evenings, Friday afternoons, and Saturday mornings, and include materials.