The talented florists at Bloomsberry Flowers sculpt a variety of blooms into eye-attracting arrangements with a natural aesthetic. Seasonal flowers, including locally grown hydrangeas, parade their petals for holidays and special occasions, and provide pretty roadmaps for Hansels and Gretels who have learned their lessons. Sleek vases guide the stems of exotic orchids ($25, two or three stems) to water, and a garden arrangement of seasonal flowers ($35) reminds friends without calendars of the time of year.
Though many things have changed on Main Street in Newark, Grassroots Handcrafts has remained an institution. The store, which sells a wide range of specialty gifts, such as bath and body products, candles, women’s apparel, kids’ novelty toys, and home decor, has been in business since 1975. It’s still operated by Marilyn Dickey, who gets help from her two daughters, Kristin and Joanna. Delaware Today gave a shout-out to the store, calling its wares “funky, fun, and unusual.”
For the past 20 years, the team at CoolAir has navigated buildings' complicated inner workings in order to improve air quality. The ventilation system, which is often ignored by homeowners and novice diamond thieves, acts as a backbone for much of the building or home. So CoolAir technicians devote all of their expertise to cleaning and maintaining furnaces, vents, and HVAC systems in order to keep the property functioning properly. All of the team's services not only rid buildings of allergens and pollutants, but they can also make ventilation systems run more efficiently.
Now in its fourth year, the Haunted Experience prepares people of all ages for spook season with a deep vault chock-full of Halloween costumes and accessories. Here, guests can find Trick-or-Treat-ready ensembles of witches or other popular fiends, or build their own costume by choosing from an array of masks and other accessories. Pumpkin-carving kits and Halloween-themed decorative items also help guests get in the holiday spirit.
At All Seasons Garden Center, the yard experts empower customers to complete home-landscaping projects. The landscapers stand at the ready to help them hone in on the best materials for their endeavor, whether patrons want to lay a decorative-stone patio or erect a stone wall tall enough to keep out Godzilla. To help customers get their goods back to home base, they rent out their delivery truck for large orders of sand, stone, and natural or dyed mulch.
Sprawling over six acres, Willey Farms sustains healthy hearts and sates empty stomachs with a bevy of fresh produce and natural foods. Stroll through the market's nursery yard to pick up an 18-inch Otto Luyken cherry laurel shrub ($21.99), great for accenting barren gardens or lackluster car dashboards, or a pot of Knock Out roses ($22.99 for a 3 gal. pot).