Floral Acres Greenhouses & Garden Centre traces its metaphorical roots back to 1936, when it was just a small farm that grew vegetables. Now, three generations later, the family-owned greenhouse sprawls across five lush acres. Its green-thumbed staff nurtures more than four million plants, including more than 800 varieties of perennials and more than 1,000 varieties of annuals, trees, and shrubs, all waiting to be taken home and tucked into garden beds. Their horticultural experts help guests navigate this overwhelming bounty of blossoms and leaves, offering advice on caring for begonias or describing the satisfaction of throwing homegrown tomatoes at Shakespeare revivals instead of store-bought. Floral Acres continues to bustle even after warmer weather has passed, tending to seasonal poinsettias that add a splash of crimson to overcast winter days.
Cedar Lodge sits on 75 acres of lush landscape along Blackstrap Lake. A sanctuary suited to complement nature’s majesty with its own rustic charm, the lodge houses 60 comfortable guest rooms, many designed with access to views of the lake on the property’s wraparound porch. The kitchen’s resident food decorator creates artful presentations with the lodge’s buffet-style meals. Guests dine in the airy Great Room, a regal dining space marked by a 50-foot cathedral ceiling. An exercise facility and nine-hole golf course across the lake round out the hotel’s amenities, keeping guests entertained between sightseeing.
Mold finds no safe harbor after a carpet-cleaning session from Eco-Nox Home Solutions. Unlike traditional steam cleaning?which leaves carpets damp for hours, producing the ideal space for mold spores and their sidekicks, dust mites, to proliferate and start pitching tents?Eco-Nox's system allows carpets to dry in as little as 30 minutes. This process leaves pesky allergens out in the cold. The cleaning solutions are also biodegradable and safe enough that pets can return to lazing atop the carpets almost immediately.
Green Acres's experienced staff educates customers on an arboretum of flowers, trees, fruits, and grasses suited to the local Zone 2b prairie climate, as well as tools, decor, and pre-planted arrangements ready for display. Annuals, like ill-conceived new years resolutions, bloom and survive for only one year—creating colourful crops of zonal geraniums and New Guinea impatiens ($6.29 for 5" round). Seedling geraniums ($10.99 for six), red fountain grass ($5.29), and gallons of tumbler tomatoes ($8.99) outlast even the luckiest goldfish, and assorted perennials (starting at $3.99 for 3.5" round) step stylishly into the ring for multiple rounds against the seasons. Greenery gurus can also lead customers through rows of bedding plants grown from cuttings, including growables from acclaimed plant brand Proven Winners.
Equipped with modern technology and an experienced staff, Rainbow International ensures that every carpet-cleaning job adheres to the company’s strict standards and IICRC policies for professional cleaning. Today's deal smiles a purifying smile upon three of your floor's furry sections and one of its hallways—each room gets a prevacuuming, a detergent prespray and agitation, a hot-water rinse, and a careful grooming for fibre foot forests, giving your carpets a uniform look that’s sure to impress its linoleum love interest from the kitchen (a $200 value). Then, a fastidious spot-removal treatment will eradicate your floor tundra of stubborn splotches (a $10 value). Carpets are typically dry after no more than six hours, or the amount of time it takes to build a sturdy brick wall around your neighbour's car.
ET Lawn and Landscaping's experienced staff beautify backyards with a variety of lawn-pampering services. Domestic meadows of up to 3,500 square feet emerge neatly trimmed and goatee-free after a mowing ($25), and aeration services allow nutrients and water to permeate deeper into the soil for more verdant pastures ($80+). ET's lawn technicians can quote additional maintenance services, including hedge trimming, underground sprinkler and sod installations, fertilizing treatments, and weed exorcisms.