Colonial Nursery has equipped gardeners with an extensive stock of blossoms, greenery, and landscaping products since 1969. Greenery gurus stand by to answer gardening questions and help shoppers navigate aisles brimming with annuals, perennials, and semimillennials. Apart from a Bing Crosby soundtrack at the mall, nothing says the holidays quite like the red, white, and marbled petals of potted poinsettia plants ($3.99–$18.99) or a christmas cactus ($12.39). Live spruces and pines ($65) rally seasonal sentiments, and bundles of firewood ($4.99) feed chimneys’ insatiable appetite for trees.
The down-to-Earth staff at All Seasons Hard Surface Cleaning takes an eco-friendly approach to cleansing floors at residential and commercial locations, calling upon more than 10 years of experience while detaining dirt with nontoxic cleaning solutions. The company's patented cleaning tool relies on pressure and heat to buff a variety of surfaces, including kitchen tiles, stone patios, and office walkways layered in important, laminated memos. All Seasons’ multitalented crew also keeps lawns trim and neat with landscaping services and abolishes filth on garage floors, driveways, and pool decks.
Timbermist Farm's stately 50-acre facility sports white plank fences, verdant grounds, and an ivory stable fronted by columns. At this indoor facility, veteran instructors, Tina English and Chuck Browning, offer lessons to riders of all abilities, imparting knowledge gathered during nearly three decades of training, competing, and counting wooly horses just before bedtime.
Tina and Chuck spreads their expertise and shows students how to steer horses in the Farm's indoor training facility, which is open year-round and heated during the winter.
Cami Reiss, who began lending a helping hand at her family's landscaping business at the ripe age of 10, has developed a potently green thumb. She knows all the ins and outs of gardening, landscaping, and earthworm wrangling, and she has ample experience in assisting with designs and computing estimates. Since April 2011, Cami's been running the show at Green Stem Garden Center, helping homeowners and contractors find whatever gardening materials and plants they need.
The entire center stretches over 10 acres of land, most of which is covered in asphalt so customers don't have to hobble through dirt or hurdle over gophers in search of their supplies. All of the available plants come from the center's 1-acre tree farm or from a handful of local family farms located no further than 200 miles away. Green Stem Garden Center has supplied materials for a variety of projects, including trees for a wedding featured on an episode of David Tutera's My Fair Wedding.
For more than four decades, Weed Man's licensed and trained lawn-beautifying experts have tended to local lawns with custom blends of fertilizer, environmentally sound pest-control solutions, and knowledge gleaned from both living and working in the community. Created exclusively for Weed Man, the slow-release granular fertilizer nurtures lawns over a period of several weeks, and seeding and aeration promote continued green growth. Advice that aims to assist with local lawn problems helps to inform patrons online, illuminating seasonal troubles, gardening trends, and the astrological signs of various plants.
The journey to the more than 50-acre pumpkin patch begins with a spirited tractor-pulled hayride. Amateur squash hunters can romp through the field in search of filling for jack-o'-lantern pie or select a pre-picked pumpkin. An additional 20 acres of the farm are strictly designated for family fun. There are play areas for kids, including a melon-scratching Little Munchkin corn maze and a hands-on petting farm. Place your corn bets on Uncle Lester's Pig Races, with curly-tailed contestants including Pork Chop, Lean Cuisine, and Even-Toed Ungulate. Sprouts and sprout-tenders can hop aboard Little Bud's Railroad for a half-mile journey around the farm's many landmarks ($3 per person per ride). After digging up wholesome veggies, kinds can uncover precious minerals and candied dinosaur bones at Uncle Earl's Mining Camp ($5 per person).