Hailed by the Vancouver Sun for ?gathering an exciting inventory of plants? that has helped him build Phoenix Perennials into "one of the best known destinations for home gardeners and plant enthusiasts from all over the Lower Mainland,? Gary Lewis keeps his shop stocked with a selection of upwards of 4,000 varieties of garden plants. Under Gary?s capable helm, a knowledgeable staff tends to the greenhouse?s lush vegetation, assisting shoppers and answering questions about rumours of killer tomatoes and providing tips such as planting in the fall can help plants grow to their full potential. To further bolster patrons? flora-centric savvy, Gary imparts his substantial know-how upon pupils of all ages with monthly e-newsletters and a host of workshops and classes held throughout the year. An in-nursery design service pairs patrons and a trained design professional who architects a custom garden blueprint based upon photos of the space, a detailed client questionnaire, and the dimensions of existing secret gardens.
Carnations sprout from a miniature ’48 Ford pickup, stuffed bears clutch a spray of roses, and helium balloons threaten to whisk away a bundle of daisies. These arrangements highlight Terra Plants & Flowers’ knack for elevating designs beyond the traditional bouquet. The Flowers in a Gift collection enhances fresh-cut flowers with keepsakes, and the Modern Arrangements boast sleek, asymmetric designs. Additionally, florists can collaborate with customers to create a custom arrangement, replete with add-ons such as boxed chocolates or murmured well wishes from bumblebees.
The botanical artists at Purple Lotus Flowers build living sculptures from vibrant blooms and elegant vases. Arranging everything by hand, they position flowers into glass and wicker containers to create Western or Eastern style pieces from a menu that changes monthly. Bouquets of red roses and rich purple gloxinias commemorate celebrations that range from anniversaries to birthdays with chromatic bursts and floral scents. The florists also substitute flowers with fruit to create gift baskets filled with fresh snacks. Whether fruit or fauna, Purple Lotus Flowers will also deliver everything directly to the homes, offices, or hover sky-labs of loved ones.
Broco Auto Glass's government-certified technicians draw on more than 30 years of experience to stabilize windshields with high-quality adhesives. During each chip-repair service, glass gurus secure rock-, weather-, or eight-ball-inflicted craters with deft handiwork, eliciting an unobstructed pane through which drivers can safely spy the road ahead. The chip repairs stymie minor bruises in the glass, preventing them from expanding into larger cracks that would require full glass replacement. Once windshields have been mended, staffers refill washer-fluid reservoirs and inspect the wipers to make sure they're strong enough to bat away snow, yet gentle enough to lull the hood ornament into a deep nap.