Jodee Fyfe opened Westwood Gardens Nursery and Garden Art in the spring of 2001, and every spring since then, it has blossomed with a vibrant selection of annuals, perennials, shrubs, and outdoor decor. Jodee’s loyal green-thumbed staff help customers design gardens and navigate the never-ending rows of plants, steering them towards the best perennials for sun or shade, and pointing out the subtle differences between organic vegetables and those carved from hard salami. Predesigned and custom-made planters overflow with flowers, herbs, and leafy greens in the facility’s gravel yards and airy greenhouses, while staff can also make gardening house calls to jump-start fledgling flower beds.
A home's yard is under constant assault, facing threats such as weeds, insects, and dehydration. Living Water Lawn & Tree Care's licensed technicians address these issues to keep grass, trees, and shrubs looking their best. They administer one-time and recurring services, such as fertilizer application and aeration. In addition to maintaining curb appeal, they also fight back against pests, such as spiders.
Just Roses Plus is a locally owned business started in 1992. For flowers that say what you feel, there is no better choice. Focusing on quality and service, Just Roses Plus carries a wide selection of Roses and Seasonal Flowers. Visit us at justrosesplus.com or call 509.921.7673
Plant Farm's full-service garden center sits on 20 sprawling acres of farmland, which yield a cornucopia of flowers and foliage that are sold straight to horti-curious consumers. With more than 100,000 herb plants grown annually, Plant Farm tempts cooks to spicy up pastas and salads with its basil plants ($4.99 for 1-gal.). Grab a fall mum, one of Plant Farm's many rotating perennials, to add a burst of color to drab flowerbeds ($3.69 for 4"). Hardy hibiscuses in an array of colors display resilient fortitude in a wide range of climates, willing to live in sun-kissed gardens or groves ($8.99). Plant Farm also cultivates blooming hydrangeas ($25.99) and hanging foliage ($7.99 for 6").
What once began as a gerontology master’s project soon became a time-saving solution for homeowners across the country. In 2000, Spectrum founder and physical therapist Jenny Nelson became alarmed by the number of senior citizens she met with injuries caused by doing work around their homes. While pursuing her degree in gerontology, she made it her master’s project to found a care company that assisted seniors living on their own with tasks that weren’t simply health related. Soon thereafter, Spectrum Home Services was born and became Nelson’s life’s work.
By 2008, when Hal and Jeanette Fairless opened the Pacific Northwest franchise, Spectrum had grown to serve everyone, regardless of age or presence of free cake in the home. Spectrum’s original focus is still seen in its handyman services, through which techs specialize in building wheelchair ramps, installing grab bars and lifts, and performing ADA bathroom modifications. Cleaning crews come out weekly, biweekly, monthly, or as needed to tidy up living spaces, and organization specialists help remove clutter from busy lives. For local moves or seniors transferring to an alternative living facility, Spectrum’s relocation team will plan the project from start to finish.
Oftentimes, hobbies are neglected when more serious work comes calling—like a career in clinical psychology. But for Alan Tower, it was the contrary, as he quit his practice to dedicate himself to a lifelong hobby that germinated as a mail-order nursery. Eight years later, he established Tower Perennial Gardens, and went on to serve as chair for the American Hosta Society convention and founder of the Spokane Hosta Society.
Today, Tower Perennial Gardens is home to thousands of varieties of plants, trees, and flowers, which spread across 8 scenic acres and originate from every continent except Antarctica—by decree of Santa Claus. Myriad display gardens showcase cacti, shade plants, and flowering trees to provide inspiration for green-thumbed visitors. But for non-DIY customers, Tower’s team of professionals enthusiastically offers its services to forge a lush landscape from scratch or restore a rundown garden to its former glory.