For more than 70 years, Wells Nursery has decked yards and gardens with a lush selection of distinctive plant and tree species, many of which were discovered and cultivated by Wells Nursery’s co-founder Harold Wells and director of operations Neil Hall. Lovingly adorn lawns with decorative grasses ($9.99/1-gal. pot), or splash front yards with more color than biweekly family paintball fights with evergreen azaleas ($9.99/1-gal. pot). Wells' vegetation virtuosos propagate more than 150 acres of plants on-site to ensure vitality and quality, including a crop of fragrant grafted conifers. The Wells Green Prince ($90+), a slow-growing Lebanon cedar, fits perfectly in small gardens or large pairs of pants, and the Wells Green Knight ($125+), a symmetrical oriental spruce, helps ring in holidays and Tuesday afternoons.
With a total of 14 locations, sewing and quilting classes, and a cornucopia of handpicked sewing products, Quality Sewing & Vacuum offers needle wielders all the necessities for their projects. Experts helm free sessions that teach participants how to use their sewing machines to work toward reinventing an old skirt or craft an elegant canine wedding gown, while special events feature guest speakers who impart home decor, garment construction, quilting, and embroidery tips to audience members. Shoppers can peruse the cache of sewing machines from brands such as Singer, Pfaff, and Brother alongside accessories, embroidery designs, and vacuums that clean up rooms after testing out how easy it is to find a needle in a haystack.
Licensed massage therapist, personal trainer, and nutritional consultant, Karla—who has also worked with chiropractors and naturopathic healers—has experience with a myriad of wellness programs. That’s why she founded fitSpa, a wellness co-op that tends to all aspects of health and beauty. From healing massage and body work, to wellness-building personal training, Zumba, and metabolic conditioning, as well as Hatha and power yoga, Karla and her staff restore bodies to a natural balance.