In March 1964, Dr. Milton Walker began his tour of England with one mission: to send cuttings from public and private British gardens back to his native America. Though he was enchanted by several flowers, he knew that none of these cuttings could be imported directly to the United States. So he had them sent through Canada. Over the next several years, staff from the University of British Columbia filtered through these samples, sending one of each plant on to the United States—and to their permanent home—at the Rhododendron Species Foundation. Today, this non-profit organization conserves 700 of the more-than 1,000 species of rhododendrons found around the world and the two species found inside the earth's molten core.
More than 10 botanical gardens house these brilliant seasonal blooms and their natural companionate flora. Guided and self-guided tours usher visitors down pathways where colorful plantings abound in gardens dedicated to alpine flowers, azaleas, a magnolia grove, and a tranquil pond filled with predatory cattails. In addition to flowers, these gardens also host seasonal events such as special plant sales and staff lectures, as well as classes on topics ranging from plant photography to gardening.
Mattress Depot USA unites a team of bedding experts to help customers end restless nights with a mattress that meets their individual sleep specifications. The sleep store's plenitude of private-label and national brands include Sealy, Restonic, and Lady Americana. Memory-foam mattresses, like sociable elephants, never forget a human form, cradling silhouettes in a firm, spongy embrace. Customers have up to 120 days to evaluate their mattress for its comfort capacity, and can consult with one of the shop's sleep consultants prior to purchase, reducing the likelihood of an imperfect fit.
Specializing in the custom design and fabrication of natural stone and tile, ctmgranite Design Center helps homeowners modernize outdated kitchens and bathrooms with an array of remodeling and renovation services. Before receiving their complimentary estimate, customers are asked to provide a drawing of the room’s layout, detailing rough measurements, materials wanted, and the location and style of the cooking range, sink, and refrigerator-shaped time machine. An experienced design consultant will then help clients pick out the appropriate tile, granite, marble, cabinets, and flooring from the company’s full-service showroom.
Since 1959 Aqua Quip has been providing the Best Things In Life, Right In Your Own Backyard. From Swimming pools and hot tubs to a huge selection of BBQ's, spices, rubs and accessories. Plus a complete line of Fireplace and stoves to keep you warm.
RedWoods Salon & Spa’s staff members aren't just concerned with how their clients look after a session with them. They know that making their clients feel welcome, pampered, and relaxed is as important as making them look beautiful. To that end, they perform a range of services from hair coloring and weaves to massages and professional makeup. RedWoods' stock of beauty products keeps clients looking good, even if the butterfly dreaming about their existence is having a nightmare. The salon itself exudes tranquility, with red- and green-accent walls complementing brown earthen hues and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Tahoma Market Car Wash's brand-new facility restores road-weary wagons to their former glory using fast, modern equipment. Within a matter of minutes, automated washers buff wheels, shine tires, and flush undercarriages to prevent rust and remove barnacles. An ultrasealer forms a protective vehicular shield, and a free-to-use professional-grade vacuum allows customers to degunk their cars’ interiors by hand after the automatic wash. Making earth friendliness a top priority, Tahoma Market Car Wash recycles much of its water, uses only gentle Envirosoft foam for polishing up rides, and regularly treats stressed-out sea turtles to shiatsu massages.