Beneath the tall palm trees that dot Amelia's SmartyPlants' outdoor garden lies a vast stock of lush plants and vibrant blooms handpicked by an expert staff. The 2-acre independent gardening center amasses plant species both familiar and unusual, helping homeowners beautify their yards and the environment with native florals, ornamental shrubs and trees, and colorful glass garden art that adds color and whimsy to natural plots. Aside from dishing out advice in a monthly newsletter or through their regular in-shop seminars, the plant pros can offer tips on garden design, fertilization, and how to control pests via hypnosis or the shop’s selection of organic and synthetic products. An indoor shopping area also awaits to show off shelves stocked with tools and garden accessories––many made in the United States—such as fountains and statues, all waiting to add interest to landscapes or the miniature dioramas of middle-school giants.
The pictorial preservationists at Magic Image have served the photography- and digital-imaging needs of amateurs and professionals for more than 20 years. Their shoebox-scanning service can transfer a lifetime of pictures, ranging from wallets to 8" x 10"s, onto a convenient digital medium, allowing for easier sharing and safer keeping. Shoeboxes must be no larger than 12" x 7" x 5", and photos must be free of tape, glue, staples, tears, and staged shots of friends high-fiving.
Junk King?s red trucks travel to houses around the country to clear homes of clutter while maintaining environmentally safe practices. Friendly haulers give customers a call when they're en route, then cart away anything except hazardous materials, including garden clippings, and outdated furnishings. The company sorts through everything they take away, donating what they can to charity, recycling what they can?t, and even sweeping up when the job is done. All appointments are scheduled within two-hour time frames, often with same- or next-day service.