In 1978, a modest 32’x144’ poly greenhouse began supplying a farm with tomatoes and pepper plants. More than 30 years later, the greenhouse has exploded into a 3-acre operation that supports a leafy abundance of 15,000 flowering hanging baskets, more than 100,000 potted annuals, and 25,000 potted perennials. Helmed by Don and Janice Bench and their son and daughter-in-law, the greenhouse and nursery pairs visitors with more than 200 varieties of hybrid roses, which only require 1 gallon of gas to bloom on the highway, as well as trees, shrubs, statues, and fountains.
In November and December, the garden center morphs into a winter wonderland that showcases more than 100 decorated trees and a seasonal trove of ornaments, fragrant wreaths, poinsettias, and crimson bows. During summer months, the Benches man a roadside produce stand, where they sell sweet corn, melons, beans, and squash from their 650-acre farm.
For 129 years, the farmhouse at Country Lane Tree Farm has looked out over acres of trees and crops as they bear fruit, change colors, and catch a light dusting of snow. The Bowlander family keeps the land bustling through the seasons by inviting families and school groups to come take part in farm activities. Craft barn events happen in the spring and summer, along with farm tours where children can see and interact with a variety of animals. Activities include, milking cows, holding chickens and ducks, and gazing profoundly into the deep eyes of Peaches the donkey. Animal feed is also included. During the fall, the Bowlanders make an enormous maze out of their cornfield, invite guests to pick pumpkins from their 10-acre patch, and enjoy a Haunted Hayride and the indoor Haunted "Carnevil" Barn.
Samsen Furniture has been serving up home furnishings for more than 50 years. Their Genoa showroom exceeds 45,000 square feet and contains more friendly faces than a Lisa Frank sticker set. Throughout the store, shoppers will encounter top furniture brands such as Thomasville, Smith Brothers of Berne, and Flexsteel, to name a few. Bring light to a dim space that purportedly got plenty of western exposure with an assortment of table lamps (starting at $99), or relax in darkness within the comfy confines of a La-Z-Boy Anderson recliner ($299). Stack numerous Exton Square rectangular cocktail tables ($179 each) to create a real-life game of Tetris, which can be used to entrap and hide a floor lamp with oak table ($299). The store's design department is full to burst with home accessories, such as wallpaper, carpeting, lamps, pictures, and window treatments.
Ken's Flowers, a top-ranked Teleflora and FTD merchant, brims with an ambrosial array of bouquets, flanked by scented candles, fine wines, and a bevy of edible delights. A sun-drenched potted chrysanthemum beams photosynthetic love rays ($19.95), and delicate stargazer lilies nestle ethereally in a crystalline vase ($25). A dozen roses present an ideal means of identifying oneself to blind dates and showcasing powerful 12-rose-gripping jaw power ($25). The shop's blossom artists sculpt European-style, contemporary, and traditional bouquets, as well as dried and silk arrangements.
Habitec Security's experienced installation technicians, each averaging over 15 years with Habitec, will professionally and efficiently install security systems including the control panel and keypad, three door/window contacts, one motion detector, one keychain on/off remote, one low temperature monitor, and yard signs and stickers for any business or home, including condos and multi-unit buildings. All monitoring is done in a locally owned state-of-the-art central station that handles all alarm signals in a timely manner. Security service requires a monthly fee of $29.95 (discounted from $32.95) as well as a three-year agreement pending credit approval.