Owned by the Esterline family since 1916, Eagle Creek Nursery helps gardeners cultivate greener spaces with a fully stocked nursery of plants, trees, and an extensive selection of horticulture gear. As customers wander beneath the greenhouse's caliper deciduous and evergreen trees amid tropical plants ($49.95), arborists and landscapers stand by to answer questions and counsel against gardening faux pas, such as overwatering a rock garden. Green thumbs can nurture buds within a selection of pots ($30+) or shape shrubbery sculptures with a pair of hand pruners ($19.95).
Kapp's Lawn Specialists have been beautifying yards for more than four decades. During that time, they've perfected a precise system for keeping grass, trees, and shrubs healthy, tidy, verdant, and fertilized. Among an array of services, their seasonal groundskeeping package employs a custom-blended granular fertilizer and treatments for keeping crabgrass, weeds, and revolution-minded plastic flamingos under control. Staff members are professionally trained and certified, and the products they use are all approved by the Environmental Protection Agency to safely fend off insects, plant diseases, and other lawn-related woes.
Whether you're dressing up the front walkway or reinforcing the garden plots in time for fall, a lush bed of mulch can take topsoil to the next level—the top one. When laid properly, the rich complexion helps to reduce soil erosion, suppress weed growth, and retain moisture. When applied in the summertime in temperate climate zones, such as the Midwest, mulch also helps the soil maintain high temperatures further into the fall, allowing preexisting plant life to prolong its beauteous lifespan.
Founded in 1973, Steve’s Flowers and Gifts is known around Indianapolis for their unique floral arrangement deliveries. Secretaries, business partners and loved ones have been receiving beautiful bouquets and accompanying trinkets, candies and balloons for decades from the popular storefront, which has a retail outlet on Thompson Road. Inside, gardeners can marvel at the greenhouse and design area, where the vibrant flower arrangements come to life. Last-minute shoppers can peruse cards and gift displays in a separate area, and catalogs detailing the possible purchases – from gourmet baskets to small figurines – give customers options. Place an order online or swing by this large 10,000 square foot facility to pick the perfect rose for that special someone.
Since 1949, the floral experts at Andrews Florists and Grande Flower Shop, Inc. have pruned and posed fresh blossoms into festive arrangements. Customers can enliven hallways with the dark leaves and red petals of a traditional poinsettia, replacing previous decorations of Thanksgiving cornucopias or Halloween spider nets tangled with mummified candy bars. The 6-inch plant comes tucked inside wrapped foil and tied with a bow, which can double as a holiday decoration or finger skirt.
With thousands of frame and mat samples, The Great Frame Up can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (most diplomas can be framed for around $100), personalized jerseys glisten (most for under $300), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle (many 24x36 pieces are under $100). The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoebox photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts. The Great Frame Up’s no-hassle guarantee and assurance that all work is done on-site means your frameables won't be subject to mistreatment at underground commercial framing facilities.