Winesett's huge plant catalog offers an excellent search system to help you pinpoint your desired fronds, ferns, and foliage before you set foot in their beautifully floral space. But those who subscribe to the Indiana Jones school of gardening can always crash in through the palms and uncover their personal horticultural holy grail by asking Winesett's helpful staff of experts to guide them to it. Starters of annuals start at $1.69, but you can also get a ready-to-inhale hanging basket of blooms beginning at $15.99. Gallon perennials are $7.99, including favorites such as Russian Sage, Ice Plant, May Night Salvia, and Purple Heart Wandering Jew. If you're looking to beautify your lawn after its outbreak of acne, buy and/or install a flowering shrub such as a mock Orange ($19.99), Spirea ($17.99), or Loropetalum ($24.99). For a High Plains feel, a drift rose ($24.99) will paint your whole house red. Winesett Nursery also carries a plethora of rare and unusual plants that tend to flourish in the Tidewater area, such as piranha plants, whomping willows, and body-snatching pods.
For more than three decades, Beaver Tree & Lawn Service’s fertilizer programs, pest control, and landscaping services have defended verdant turf and topiary against feeble growth and invasive critters. Keep backyard grasslands thriving and lawn-mower ownership justified with a fertilization procedure ($50) that employs one of eight seasonally targeted lawn applications or spray down a front yard’s foundation trees with insecticide ($55) to ward off shrub-bungling bugs through summertime. A perimeter pest control ($50) staves off sieges from ants, crickets, and miniaturized Achaeans, and a grub-control ($100) or flea-and-tick ($100) yard treatment targets specific species of creepy-crawly.
At each of Ace Hardware’s 4,600 locations around the world, attentive and knowledgeable associates oversee well-stocked shelves bearing domestic tools ranging from nuts and bolts to home goods and automotive supplies. As shoppers search for the right supplies to help with common projects such as finishing a basement or turning a mailbox into a working beehive, the shop’s hardware experts stand ready to dispense professional advice whenever it’s needed. They also deliver professional services—such as mower-blade sharpening, key cutting, and propane-tank refilling—that require more than just DIY oomph.
Every fall, as the leaves turn orange and the air becomes crisp, owners David and Patricia Hand open up a portion of their operating farm to the general public. Aptly named the Green Hand Farm Park, the agricultural attraction features an 8-acre corn maze that challenges families, students, and office groups to work together to find their way out. The labyrinth takes on a new theme each year?such as a salute to the American soldier?and incorporates facts and clues. As maze participants interrogate corn stalks for directions, hayrides journey to a pumpkin patch and young visitors leap and bound over bales of hay. At night, campfires spring to life for cooking hot dogs and s'mores. Aside from these attractions, there is a farm market to lure visitors.
The blossom experts at Norfolk Florist fete flower fanatics with myriad floral compositions for a dizzying range of occasions. Usher in the season with springtime yellow tulips ($39.95), or liven up workspaces with Queen majesty roses, a dozen crimson, golden, blush, or white blooms brimming with vigor and regality ($49.95–$54.95). The apples & caramel display ($39.95) combines earth candy with gooey person-made treats to create an aesthetically pleasing, decadent snack for a beloved sweet tooth.
No matter what the hour or the day, the florists at Pollard's Florist can be called upon to arrange beautiful bouquets of flowers. That's because the shop keeps staff on hand 24 hours a day, every day of the year because they know that every day is a celebration for someone, and they're here to help make it special. To do this, they keep thousands of roses, exotic blooms, and sprays on hand. They then use their 75 years of experience to mix and match flowers to create something that evokes romance, gratitude, or deepest sympathies. Flowers are arranged in a choice of baskets, vases, or stands to create a ready-to-display centerpiece or a streamlined flower missile to throw at bridesmaids. For last-minute orders, staff can even create and send out arrangements at odd hours to get flowers to loved ones on time.