As a plant grows, West Side Nursery's now expansive facility also grew from a small seed. Over its four decades in business, the nursery nourished its modest selection to transform into a now flourishing assortment of specimens that rarely find shelf space at smaller nurseries or big-box stores. As its first claim to fame, West Side Nursery highlights its colorful variety of trees, though more than 120 varieties of shrubs edge in on the spotlight as well. The personable and knowledgable staff members, including a landscape designer, also take the time to talk gardening tips with their customers, from discussing the proper time to water new blossoms to the proper time to take an aging maple for its daily walk.
For more than 60 years, Kwal Paint's team has designed colors to complement almost any décor, continually refreshing the palette of more than 1,600 shades to reflect trends and advancements in interior decorating. To wit: EnviroKote paints are made from eco-friendly, raw materials and contain no VOC. Additionally, online virtual color-visualizing applications help homeowners realize the abode of their dreams. As ever, the knowledgeable staff is on hand to guide customers through common issues such as blistering or how to revamp garden gnomes stuck in last season's styles.
For about three decades, the professional framers at Art and Frame Station have been hanging rectangles around everything from photographs and artwork to collectibles and memorabilia. The shop’s brick walls hold thousands of mouldings and acid-free mattings, many of which are available in multiple colors, sizes, and candy coatings. The owners perform all framing services onsite to ensure the tight seal and alignment meet the surgical standards of each client.
What started as a project to decorate her home in high-end style using budget pieces turned into a thriving business for Finde founder Bonnie, who now teaches others how to refinish found furniture and sells hand-painted, sanded, and distressed pieces of her own. Under Bonnie's tutelage, a bulky entertainment center might become a bench with cubbies, an outdated desk might be chopped down into a mod end table, or a regular couch might magically transform into a davenport.
Beer and wine both have one thing in common: devoted fans. In fact, devotees of the drinks often find themselves so enamored that they feel compelled to make their own, which is where Salt City Brew Supply comes in. The store contains everything at-home brewers need to recreate their favorite beer or wine on their own.
Beer ingredients include more than 70 types each of hops and malts, plus 100-plus yeast strains?enough to fit nearly any beer recipe. For wine, choose from a wide array of wine kits, fruit pur?es, and specialty add-ins for a completely unique pour. And If you're a novice, try a beer-brewing or winemaking kit for beginners?it comes with instructions and ingredients for everything from hard cider to vegetable wine.
Whether it's sandy, silty, or peaty, the type of soil you have affects not only how your plants grow, but also which types you can even grow in the first place. Platinum Seed Co. takes the guesswork out of deciding which plants will do well in your garden by providing customers with seeds proved to thrive in the area. Those seeds include a wide selection of wildflowers, vegetables, turf grass, and native grass. Many seeds are non-hybrid or open-pollinated, which means you can plant the seeds, wait until they mature into adult plants, harvest the seeds from those adult plants, replant them again, and repeat the cycle.