The gardening gurus at Cottage Gardens of Petaluma grow all of the plants that they sell onsite, including the year-round vegetable garden and annuals. That means they can not only vouch for each plant’s health and acclimation to the area’s climate, but they are happy to advise budding gardeners on how to properly care for each plant. They can point shoppers toward bee-friendly perennials, for instance, or help them choose brassica veggies for an autumn harvest. Cottage Gardens of Petaluma also carries dozens of succulents, from the leafy crassula variety to a sturdy aloe plant.
In addition to plants, the nursery stocks a variety of soil fortifiers, such as nutrients and hardhats for earthworms. It also empowers green thumbs to beautify gardens with accessories including sculptures, terra-cotta planters, and baskets. Guests are also welcome to peruse the grounds to simply enjoy the beauty.
The Wilson sisters have experience in wardrobe styling for film and advertising, and they will gladly help fledgling fashion seekers choose the most flattering shapes, colors, and silhouettes for their figure. Those seeking truly dedicated attention can schedule a free styling appointment through the store's website or via chicly attired carrier pigeon.
The knowledgeable crew at Petaluma Paint & Color Service helps clients colorize surfaces with a vast cache of top-quality paints, stains, and finishes in a full spectrum of colors. Patrons can proffer furniture, décor items, or their neighbors’ lawn flamingos to the expert staffers, who then employ their astute eyes to recommend complementary paint palettes. The team draws from a huge collection of professional-level supplies by brands such as Devoe and Glidden.
Licensed cosmetologist Michele Flannery has transformed more heads than she can count over the last 35 years. Her vast experience has vaulted her to the level of master colorist, both on manes and in coloring books. During her tenure in the beauty industry, she has spread her wealth of knowledge as a national educator and platform artist for such companies as Mastey de Paris and IT&LY Hairfashion.