Owned by the Esterline family since 1916, Eagle Creek Nursery helps gardeners cultivate greener spaces with a fully stocked nursery of plants, trees, and an extensive selection of horticulture gear. As customers wander beneath the greenhouse's caliper deciduous and evergreen trees amid tropical plants ($49.95), arborists and landscapers stand by to answer questions and counsel against gardening faux pas, such as overwatering a rock garden. Green thumbs can nurture buds within a selection of pots ($30+) or shape shrubbery sculptures with a pair of hand pruners ($19.95).
Founded in 1973, Steve’s Flowers and Gifts is known around Indianapolis for their unique floral arrangement deliveries. Secretaries, business partners and loved ones have been receiving beautiful bouquets and accompanying trinkets, candies and balloons for decades from the popular storefront, which has a retail outlet on Thompson Road. Inside, gardeners can marvel at the greenhouse and design area, where the vibrant flower arrangements come to life. Last-minute shoppers can peruse cards and gift displays in a separate area, and catalogs detailing the possible purchases – from gourmet baskets to small figurines – give customers options. Place an order online or swing by this large 10,000 square foot facility to pick the perfect rose for that special someone.
Since 1949, the floral experts at Andrews Florists and Grande Flower Shop, Inc. have pruned and posed fresh blossoms into festive arrangements. Customers can enliven hallways with the dark leaves and red petals of a traditional poinsettia, replacing previous decorations of Thanksgiving cornucopias or Halloween spider nets tangled with mummified candy bars. The 6-inch plant comes tucked inside wrapped foil and tied with a bow, which can double as a holiday decoration or finger skirt.
With thousands of frame and mat samples, The Great Frame Up can satisfy any and all framing fantasies. The expert framespeople can make diplomas radiate (most diplomas can be framed for around $100), personalized jerseys glisten (most for under $300), and dorm-room movie posters sparkle (many 24x36 pieces are under $100). The design wizards can also find a home for any prized possession, such as shoebox photos, baby booties, ticket stubs, medals, and really good pot roasts. The Great Frame Up’s no-hassle guarantee and assurance that all work is done on-site means your frameables won't be subject to mistreatment at underground commercial framing facilities.
Project Home Indy (PHI) provides a long-term residence for young mothers with individual case management and programming designed to help each person transition to self-sufficiency. The residence can house five young women aged 15–19 who are pregnant or parenting young children for up to two years at a time. During their stays, they complete secondary education and engage in courses on parenting and life skills, such as contraception, technology, and economic literacy. Project Home Indy also provides health care for mothers and children including pediatric care, substance-abuse treatment, and mental-health services. Each young mother can determine the amount and intensity of the services she requires from the program, while gathering the tools to support herself and her child.
Since the Indiana Flower & Patio Show started in 1958, the event has expanded beyond just flowers and patios. Nowadays, it spotlights anything that can spruce up a lawn, including grills, outdoor furniture, decks, and decorative sharks for your pool. To get an idea of the scope of items, this year's event anticipates having more than 40 show gardens and more than 400 exhibitors. Moreover, the 2014 offering will have special features such as Grill University and a kids' area.