For 23 years, Heaven Hill Farm has opened its verdant doors to 100 acres of scenic countryside for their annual Pumpkin Land Festival. Nestled among the Appalachian Mountains, the fall sanctuary honors the season with hayrides, the Pigtucky Derby pig races, and pumpkin patches where jack-o'-lanterns-to-be can roam freely in their natural habitat. With a bevy of activities to choose from, fall fanatics can race through the hay maze, pet furry friends at the animal farm, and buy, nibble, or juggle fresh apple-cider donuts. During the weekend, guests can also have their faces painted with fall images, take jaunts atop a pony, or hop onto a carnival ride.
A family owned company for over 30 years, Gro-Rite displays 160,000 square feet of greenhouse growths and accompanying garden accessories. Deck halls, the rooms they connect, and the people within those rooms, with bright poinsettia blooms or traditional boughs of holly. Families can finally balance out the feng shui of the living room by placing a seven-foot Fraser Fir in the middle of it, or grab a string of 100 mini lights ($4.99) and a 10” Balsam wreath ($7.99) to make elf-grabbing lassos, ensuring year-round household help.
Dennis Coyle didn't wait until after he had earned his applied-sciences degree to embark on his career: he founded DC Landscape Design & Construction in his sophomore year of college. He combined engineering know-how with knowledge gleaned from horticultural classes and years of work in a garden center and never doubted his capability to succeed in the landscaping business—perhaps because he wasn't the first Coyle to start so young. His father, Douglas Coyle, also transitioned straight from school to managing Delaware Valley Landscapers.
With an eye for outdoor aesthetics, Dennis beautifies lawns with an armory of mowers, aerating tools, and organic products. His botanical knowledge and detailed CAD plans help him avoid common landscaping mistakes, such as placing a young tree too close to a house or too far from its wailing mother. This understanding ensures an almost perfect survival rate for his relocated greenery.
Ceramic Creations outfits homes and businesses with colorful patterns of ceramic, glass, pebble, and porcelain tile for domestic floors and walls. Throughout the newly renovated showroom, flooring and wall accents call out to customers in a wide range of styles and materials, from marble and granite for imparting kitchens with a palatial aesthetic to metal tiles for turning bathrooms into life-sized dioramas of a robot's insides. The helpful staff assists visitors to choose an ideal design for DIY remodeling projects, and they connect clients with skilled installation experts such as A&G Tile and Marble Installation and Tile Boys, Inc. for professional grout and tile placement.