Since 1981, Willow Ridge Garden Center & Landscaping's professional landscapers have tackled both residential and commercial projects, working closely with clients to help realize their visions for a dream design that fits their budget. The gardening emporium also stocks a blossoming bounty of perennials, shrubs, and trees, as well as garden decor and glazed ceramic pottery. Additionally, Willow Ridge is a certified aquascape contractor, capable of constructing ponds and waterfalls that burble as tranquilly as a mixed tape from a humpback whale.
For more than six years, the technicians at Two Men and a Lawn Mower have primped yards, installed irrigation systems, and assisted clients with home-improvement projects. When they aren't lovingly trimming grass blades with the business end of a shattered CD, the technicians repair and seal decks and pressure wash outdoor surfaces.
Nestled at the base of verdant foothills, Mountain Meadow Equestrian Center welcomes four-legged friends into a lush horse hotel and beginner, intermediate, and advanced students into an indoor arena and outdoor fields with mountain views. Designed for equine-enamored students aged 5 and older, beginners' classes emphasize handling the horse from the ground along with safety, grooming, and basic riding. Beginning students ride the same horse selected from a stock of experienced lesson horses and ponies each week to develop a trusting relationship and bond by trying on each other's shoes. Intermediate classes focus on trail riding over rough terrain, jumping, or dressage, or advanced classes delve into specialty riding skills that might include hunt-seat, jumper, or cross-country riding. The stables will provide necessary riding helmets and boots.
Lisa Foster Floral Design, honored with the Best Flowers designation by CityVoters and WTZN, wins fans with its ample supply of pretty petals, plants, and gifts. Owner and designer Lisa Foster has had more than 20 years of experience in the flower industry, artfully arranging botanical masterpieces for occasions ranging from intimate birthday celebrations to lavish weddings and bee conventions. The studio is reminiscent of a European floral boutique and brightens days with a rainbow of bloom bundles, including the Walkin’ on Sunshine arrangement, a sunny display of yellow tulips ($40), and the Pretty in Pink bouquet, a dozen pink roses displayed in a square glass vase ($35). Pick up a treat-filled Goodies & Gumdrops basket ($40) to thank a cubical mate for letting you steal from his snack drawer while he was out of the office for the holidays. Stop by the store to consult with the friendly staff, or view arrangements online before placing an order over the phone.
Calloway's Lamps & Shades has been a trusted purveyor of home lighting and accessories for 65 years, and it continues to illuminate customers' abodes with a stock of more than 4,000 lampshades ($10–$400) in styles that range from ultrabasic to bulb-dimming bombshell. Luminescence-loving staffers can answer shoppers' common lighting queries, such as how to determine optimal light-bulb wattage or how often lampshades get soused enough to wear other lampshades at holiday parties. Must-have pieces of home miscellany also lure customers with utilitarian magnetism and include umbrellas ($15–$24), Seda France candles ($20), and Venetian-style goblets ($36). In addition to offering 150 hanging fixtures, including an elegant Moroccan fixture ($45), Calloway's also provides one-day expert lamp repair that can coax busted desk lamps into the light and sweet-talk genies into granting mulligans on unwisely spent third wishes.