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.
Stocked with Spokane-exclusive and designer-label clothing, shoes, jewelry, handbags, baby items, gifts, and more, Fringe Boutique transforms everyday wardrobe decisions into style-conscious confirmations. From khaki pencil skirts with belts ($44) to delicate satin tanks ($22), the boutique boasts an eclectic selection of garments for all personalities and political affiliations. Keep baby from being put in the corner of clunky fashion with selections such as beauteous burp cloths ($26) and radiant, wrapable baby blankets ($26). Ladies can accessorize their cranial regions with Posh Toppings hair-wear pieces (starting at $14 each), and patient boyfriends can browse a range of home decorating items while the dressing room runway runs its course.
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