Owned by the Esterline family since 1916, Eagle Creek Nursery helps gardeners cultivate greener spaces with a fully stocked nursery of plants, trees, and an extensive selection of horticulture gear. As customers wander beneath the greenhouse's caliper deciduous and evergreen trees amid tropical plants ($49.95), arborists and landscapers stand by to answer questions and counsel against gardening faux pas, such as overwatering a rock garden. Green thumbs can nurture buds within a selection of pots ($30+) or shape shrubbery sculptures with a pair of hand pruners ($19.95).
No matter the house or the holiday, the exterior lighting experts at Landscape Illumination fill the night sky with all kinds of celebratory blazes. Their designs send photons flying in a stylish manner, casting homes and businesses in a dramatic light usually reserved for celebrity abodes or vacation houses on the sun. To get an idea of the company’s mastery of luminescence or inspiration for future lighting, customers can take a gander at the experts' well-maintained online gallery of past projects.
Though leaves may come and go, the arborists at Affordable Tree Care work throughout the year to keep yards safe and attractive. Despite the satisfaction they get from cutting through tangled branches and thickets, their primary concern is trees’ health. To keep backyards lush and leafy, they help trees recover from lightning strikes, seasonal diseases, and infestations of insects and Keebler elves. The team specializes in close quarter removal; they assess the likelihood of trees falling over and—if the risk is high—safely felling and removing the tottering giants.
Founded in 1973, Steve’s Flowers and Gifts is known around Indianapolis for their unique floral arrangement deliveries. Secretaries, business partners and loved ones have been receiving beautiful bouquets and accompanying trinkets, candies and balloons for decades from the popular storefront, which has a retail outlet on Thompson Road. Inside, gardeners can marvel at the greenhouse and design area, where the vibrant flower arrangements come to life. Last-minute shoppers can peruse cards and gift displays in a separate area, and catalogs detailing the possible purchases – from gourmet baskets to small figurines – give customers options. Place an order online or swing by this large 10,000 square foot facility to pick the perfect rose for that special someone.
Since 1949, the floral experts at Andrews Florists and Grande Flower Shop, Inc. have pruned and posed fresh blossoms into festive arrangements. Customers can enliven hallways with the dark leaves and red petals of a traditional poinsettia, replacing previous decorations of Thanksgiving cornucopias or Halloween spider nets tangled with mummified candy bars. The 6-inch plant comes tucked inside wrapped foil and tied with a bow, which can double as a holiday decoration or finger skirt.