The experienced professionals at Optimal Pest Solutions protect homes with comprehensive interior and exterior treatments that are customized to each residence. Team members pore over domiciles in search of potential gaps in the residential armor, evicting such unwelcome invaders as insects, rodents, and rabid credit-card applications. In place of traditional pesticides, the staff arms itself with environmentally friendly products, including EcoSmart treatments. The botanical oils in these biodegradable products unleash the natural pest-banishing powers of plants to drive away herds of critters while minimizing the adverse effects on water sources and desirable fauna, leaving tap water as safe to snort as ever.
A locally owned and operated business, Cantrell boasts a wide selection of high-quality wood, leather, and upholstered furniture from lines such as Jessica Charles and Sam Moore. Stately bedroom sets by Largo provide elegant concert halls for dream symphonies, and Hammary dining room sets with high-backed chairs add dramatic style to any supervillain dinner party. Cantrell's trained consultants are always nearby to help you wrangle a candidate from the store's majestic herd of roaming sofas, and its upholstery experts can create custom options in case Cantrell doesn't carry an exact replica of Captain Kirk's command chair. You can also give your home a sexy foreign accent with an assortment of home decoration pieces such as candelabras, tabletop statues, vases, an elaborately patterned red pillow ($99), and shaggy area rugs ($59).
What began as primarily a retail store and growing facility over 35 years ago has developed into a full service garden center, complete with landscape design/build services, irrigation installation and repair, lawn and landscape maintenance,and gift shop.
Family-owned and operated Frances Flower Shop sells flowers and gifts for all occasions from its cozy and non-presidential white house. Its large inventory of fresh flowers and plants can be arranged to suit most any gift-giving need—thank a friend for years of loyalty and good times, or just make your parole officer smile. The Belafonte-bounty of the Calypso ($45.95) boasts blooms in tropical pinks, oranges, blues, and yellows, while fast-to-act floral fanatics can opt for the high-flying Halloween horticulture of the Bat's Incredible ($34.95). Specialized bouquets honoring anniversaries, births, and birthdays are available, as is a wide array of gourmet fruit and gift baskets, greeting cards, and candle.
A regular contributor to NBC's The Today Show, a TV host, and author of the bestselling Garden Home book series, P. Allen Smith cultivates innovative solutions for enhancing home greenery and nurturing leafy pets. Smith’s expertise stems from a childhood spent on his family’s farm and a lifetime of horticultural study. Through a variety of media, he is able to instill design techniques in viewers, readers, and telepathic communicators to help gardens flourish. Situated on a 500-acre garden retreat, P. Allen’s 1904 Arkansas River Valley garden home provides a colorful and interactive set for his programs, as well as a landmark for droves of sightseeing honeybees.
Chris Olsen is a busy man. He stars in his own syndicated KTHV Channel 11 segment, “Today’s Home,” writes for Arkansas Gardener magazine, and is an active member in several not-for-profit organizations. Olsen, an Oxford University graduate with more than 25 years of experience in landscape architecture, opened Botanica Gardens in 2003. He works as the garden store’s master designer, a career that allows him to stay active in the community and share his wealth of plant-centric knowledge with the public. Visitors to his store can discover a plethora of gardening supplies including plants and shrubs, fountains and water features, and statuary. His experienced staff also flaunts their skills in landscape design, lawn maintenance, flower arranging, and inducing rain with the hokey pokey.