Webb Rawls Galleries has been in the framing business for more than a century, a testament to the timelessness of their work. Whether preserving pictures, artwork, or memorabilia, the staff of professional framers helps clients find the ideal presentation for their keepsakes.
Since 1986, the award-winning crew at Southern Vistas Landscape & Garden Center has created landscapes both residential and commercial while supplying people with all the necessary ingredients for DIY gardens. Six days a week, patrons sprout up at the garden center, which teems with name-brand supplies in categories such as seeds and plants, ornaments, mulch, and pottery. Clients can also commission the onsite landscape architect to make over an outdoor living space, entrusting the specialist with everything from installing outdoor kitchens, waterfalls, and swimming pools to planting trees and exterminating garden gnomes.
Philip Reese always looks forward to summer, a time when local lawns transform into green canvases for the pointillism of bright flowers and the watercolor strokes of a tree blowing in the breeze. For more than 25 years, his nursery has helped lawns—and even cubicles and windowsills—achieve this artful metamorphosis by sourcing more than 600 varieties of indoor and outdoor plants. Seasonal plants, from summer’s fragrant flowers to fall’s fresh herbs, ship in batches from the greenhouse’s central Florida office, which has access to more than 8,000 nurseries and some of the healthiest known plants in the Milky Way. The nursery also raises landscape plants ranging from 4-inch shrubs to 16-foot palm trees.
In addition to their verdant inventory, Reese’s Plants is dedicated to assembling a staff of green-thumbed folks who can help customers plant container gardens, design landscapes, and troubleshoot plant woes. They also watch over a stock of rental plants, which they've lent out to such notable events as the South Carolina Governor’s Inaugural Ball, the visit of Pope John Paul II in 1987, and the annual gala for honeybees.:m]]
Harnessing the equine expertise of two renowned members of the Professional Horsemen's Association, Caughman Farms advances students of all skill levels in both English and Western riding styles. The content and length of each lesson will depend on the student's individual experience, rate of improvement, and collection of tasseled chaps, but all pupils will learn the basics of horse care, cleaning, and equipment. The mild-mannered canter of a retired juvenile competition horse permits fledgling steed steerers a large margin of error and level of comfort. Two instructors accompany small children to ensure each tyke's safety and feeling of security while instilling the important life lesson that all good things come in stereo. Leaving behind the small, covered beginner area, more advanced equestrians can gallivant around the spacious indoor arena atop a homebred stallion.
Nestled beneath decades-old pecan trees near the childhood home of original owner Judson Wingard, Wingard's Nursery and Garden Center supplies green-thumbed groupies with flowers, trees, accessories, tools, and more. Its grounds host several species of plants for sale, such as various Encore azaleas (three gallons for $24.99), the winter annuals ($15.49 per flat or $2.49 per four-pack), and trees for fruit, shade, or decoration ($26.99–$399.99 depending on type and size). Let flowers flourish in glazed ceramic containers ($9.99–$379.99), plant peonies next to an outdoor fountain (starting at $89.99), or prune petunias with Wingard's selection of Pretty Tools gardening accessories ($4.99-$12.99).
Owner Craig Martin views a yard as a living canvas. He and his team maintain and cultivate grounds with landscaping services such as lawn mowing, gardening, and gnome shoeshines. They also care for the nonliving parts such as decks, fences, and walkways with pressure washing treatments.
For three generations—and more than 70 years—the Nicholsons have harvested crops that complement both family farms and family tables, a tradition that Jack and Ryan Nicholson continue today. Fresh from their forest, the Nicholson Farms crew delivers and spreads pine straw of myriad varieties. Potting soil, mulch, and other landscaping materials keep outdoor areas healthy, and wood playground cushioning protects kids from the hard surfaces of playgrounds and the even harder realities of tax law. In the garden, a bountiful vineyard and orchard yields homegrown fruits and vegetables ranging from blackberries, blueberries, and watermelons to squash and peppers.