Roberta Dehman Hershon founded Hope in Bloom after her lifelong friend and fellow gardener died of breast cancer in 2005. The organization designs and installs indoor and outdoor gardens at the homes of Massachusetts residents who are undergoing treatment for breast cancer. With gardens tailored to each individual's living space and lifestyle, they serve as tranquil sanctuaries and have helped improve the quality of life for women and men with breast cancer and their families during what is often a stressful time.
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Green-thumbed staffers at Harlequin Rare Tree Nursery crunch across mulch as they monitor a herd of more than 50 varieties of dwarf conifers and 70 varieties of Japanese maples, the nursery's specialty. Some of the stocked maples, which decorate yards every season of the year with their vivid colors, are 50 years old, giving prospective owners a glimpse at the robust shape of a mature tree while setting a good example for young saplings.
A brick path through the nursery wanders through the meticulously attended woodland, allowing visitors up-close views of lush leaves, needles, and flowers. Potted plants line the walk, including specimens displayed in the Boston Flower & Garden Show. If, as they wander the paths, visitors are inspired to transform their backyards into more verdant spaces, they can book a horticultural consultation, enlist landscape-design services, or transport their homes to the nursery via helicopter.
The Art of Needlepoint's canvases busy stitchers' hands before gracing homes with their classic images, intricate designs, and quality materials. Needlepoint canvases for beginners and seasoned sewers are scaled and colored just as the artist intended on premium Zweigart canvases. Re-create Aubrey Beardsley's Slippers of Cinderella ($38) or Monet's Studio Boat ($49) and proudly display them, give them as gifts, or sell them to an alien life form for an exorbitant amount of money.
In 1934, Ben and Lena Rosen realized their humble dream of opening a mom-and-pop hardware store on Norfolk Street. As business flourished, customers began to request items beyond the scope of the shop's plumbing supplies, such as paint, window treatments, or tools to convert Cold War bomb shelters into Y2K panic rooms. Over the years, Norfolk Hardware & Home Center has responded to demand by expanding into a 40,000-square-foot store and warehouse manned by more than 50 employees. Their helpful, honest advice—along with their stockpile of appliances, paint, tools, hardware, and other home supplies—makes DIY home makeovers a breeze.
EHS is a licensed and insured full service pest management firm servicing commercial and residential customers in Massachusetts + Rhode Island. With over 25yrs industry experience our service specialists are the best in the industry. We specialize in pest elimination without leaving a footprint on the environment.
Alan J. Gardner opened his Salem factory in 1933, winning over generations of loyal customers with custom-made and odd-sized mattresses in a wide range of styles. Massachusetts-made pallets support sleepers with hand tufted construction and fluffy cotton fillings catered specifically to each client's specifications. The company's direct manufacturer-to-customer supply chain erases the influence of bothersome middlemen or arrogant, cigar-chomping mattress barons. Sleepers select from a variety of comfy cushion styles, such as latex, plush top, tufted, or pocket coils, with options for all-natural materials such as Joma wool and layers of thick cotton-knit fabric.