Gilbert H. Wild and Son cultivates nearly 450 acres of land, filling the gardens of others with its own assortment of flowers that includes more than 1,800 varieties of daylilies, 600 varieties of peonies, and 120 varieties of irises. Daylily mavens peruse a selection that includes the rich, mauve Always Afternoon (normally $11) and the Alabama Jubilee, whose stem bears a regal crown of red. Irises such as the delicate Autumn Circus (normally $6) and the sweetly fragrant Feed Back (normally $7.50) delight the olfactory as well as the optical cranial nerves. Peonies and lilies grace domiciles with their presence, including the Duchess de Nemours peony with its light canary yellow frame (normally $12) and the Endless Love lily, whose white flowers echo the purity of a new refrigerator door (normally $4 for three bulbs).
What was once primarily used by the military has now become a popular—and adrenaline-inducing—sport. Ozarks Skydive Center takes the fear out of skydiving with expert instruction and supportive tandem jumps. Harnessed to instructors, new and seasoned jumpers alike experience the thrilling feeling of falling from nearly 2 miles. Ozarks Skydive Center also offers solo-flying options for more experienced divers, as well as licensing courses that teach adventure junkies how to exit planes, fall into the fetal position, and react to an emergency.