Father and son Peppe and Carmen Ramundo employ extensive knowledge of fashion, design, and tailoring to outfit dapper gents in all manner of formal wear. The building blocks of any snazzy ensemble or high-class scarecrow are laid with a fine shirt (starting at $69) or tie (starting at $75). Choose an in-stock suit (starting at $399) for ready-made refinery or a custom-tailored suit (starting at $895) for personalized polish. Peppe Ramundo & Son's supply of classic and contemporary tuxedos (starting at $495) impress at weddings, proms, and grand-jury indictments alike.
For an operation that started out as a truck farm in 1886, Moeller Greenhouse has come a long way, currently growing its plants out of the ground instead. The family traditions of personalized service and comprehensive guidance still remain to this day, as demonstrated by their perennial-specific signage, which denotes the wildlife that each plant will attract and whether or not a certain flower is indomitable to a cold deer's heart. Moeller's colorful annuals—available by the eight-inch pot for $6.99 or by the hanging basket for $24.99—will give your garden more welcome yearly visitors than the usual lawn gnomes in heat.
With over 100 years of experience in the fine art of floristry, the Durban family offers a large selection of flowers, as well as gift baskets, lollipop bouquets, fresh brownies, and other smile-inducing gift ideas. Welcome in the season of rebirth with Easter selections such as an Easter centerpiece ($49.95), a whimsical blooming garden basket ($39.95), or a traditional Easter lily ($29.95). Young men whose fancy has lightly turned to thoughts of love can pitch the season's first woo-ball with a lovely budvase with three red roses ($29.95). A birthday-balloon bouquet ($39.95) will cheerily commemorate a person's oldening, while a fresh-cut market-basket bouquet ($39.95) provides a perky pick-me-up for any holiday or occasion. And a Taste of Cincinnati basket ($39.95) stuffed with local foods is always a nice floral alternative for any triffid-traumatized gift recipient.
CGC has planted more than 45 gardens across Cincinnati in the past 30 years, and the gardens' leafy fruit have reached more than 2,000 community members. Driven by its community base, the neighborhood-gardens program furnishes flourishing garden beds with volunteers, water tanks, tools, and seeds. However, the gardens are commonly plagued with poor city soil, clogged with rubble and stripped of nutrients. CGC would like to infuse a community garden with 10 garden plots' worth of fresh, nutrient-rich soil, creating a fertile infrastructure that will support plantings for generations.
On the shelves and display racks at Tala's, handbags from Brazil stand a few feet from mandala earrings and ornate hookahs. Around the shop, curated selections of handmade products stand ready to be inspected and taken home. Tala's also follows fair-trade practices, aiming to benefit the far-flung makers of its clothing and accessories.