Elizabeth Samudio, owner of Elizabeth Anna’s Old World Garden, cultivates an eco-friendly urban sprawl of thriving flora and fauna situated just minutes from downtown. Wander through rows of edible, unusual, and native plants whose organic designation signals freedom from synthetic fertilizers and herbicides, and whose lushness and vibrancy make them ideal camouflage for secret backyard wrestling leagues. Secure a romantic rendezvous with beguiling rose varietals, or nurture fruit trees and veggie starts into fully stocked, self-replenishing produce aisles. Samudio and her staff of greenthumbs will gladly aid customers with photosynthesizer selection, sharing planting and care tips for aesthetics ranging from asparagus ferns and creeping ivy to topiaries shaped like the mailman.
Winner of the 2010 ENERGY STAR Award for Sustained Excellence, Lowe's has been helping customers conserve energy and expletives with home improvement, gardening, and hardware solutions for every budget. With the store's friendly handypeople as their guide, nail-pounding novices and seasoned remodelers alike can outfit their toolbox for any undertaking with more than 6,000 products between $25 and $50. Impress spouses and annoy car-pooling coworkers by ably installing ceiling fans into your car roof. Add lighting fixtures to darkling domiciles, or finally finish your back yard's Super Mario Bros. level with Lowe's garden tools. The store can also mix together a rainbow of hues for painting projects involving dining rooms, nurseries, and sweat lodges. Afterwards, you can clean up the dust with a 6-Gallon HP Wet/dry Shop Vac ($44.97), or rinse off caulk-covered corpuses under the Moen Brushed Nickel 7 Spray Pattern Shower Massager ($49.98). Regardless of your mission, the accommodating staff at Lowe's will offer expert advice for completing your home's improvements.
Offering free shipping on all purchases, Rugs USA hosts a stylish cavalcade of contemporary baseboard dressings and traditional floor tapestries from brand names that include Momeni, Sphinx, Capel, Couristan, and Dalyn. Clothe hardwood in a modern leather shag collection rug ($109–$409), or obscure failed applesauce floor art with a caramel-colored bohemian collection rug ($76–$1,020). A safari collection zebra print ($49–$219) lures lonely lions to family dinners, and an Oriental Weavers Sphinx kharma collection rug ($42–$1,099) adds a whiff of sophistication to design-starved dwellings.
The rugsmiths at nuLOOM offer well-made floor coverings in both traditional and contemporary styles. Sporting elaborate prints, cotton rugs range from the understated Corinth to the delightfully chaotic Moroccan Berber. Wool carpets, meanwhile, come in a variety of shapes?there's the uneven-edged Gustav, for instance, and the rounded, riverbed-like Pebbles. Finally, a selection of leather rugs gets you as close as you're probably ever going to get to walking across the back of Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli.
Rubber Stamps, Inc. allows its customers to authenticate forms and decorate paper-wrapped gifts with personalized style, providing them with custom-designed old-fashioned rubber ink stamps. Notary publics and architects equip their office with authoritative seals, and small businesses can add their logo to envelopes with self-inking punch stamps.