1. Amherst Greenhouse
Location: 644 county Road 126, Harrod
Hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
Highlights: If you have not driven to Amherst Greenhouse, well then, you are just missing out on Hardin County’s best kept secret. Your neighbors will be raving about your gorgeous flowers. The only distressing thing about Amherst Greenhouse is, when you get there everything is so beautiful you want to take home every variety in every color. Don’t forget to get your mums there this fall. The sizes and colors are truly unbelievable.
2. Indian Trail Garden Center
Location: 205 state Route 65, Columbus Grove
Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday
Highlights: Are you one of those people who just can’t seem to make your arrangements look right, but you know the look you are trying to achieve or the colors which go best with your home? The folks at Indian Trail Garden Center take the guesswork out of designing beautiful containers. Just choose your favorite pots in the gift shop or drop off your own containers. Then head to the greenhouse to pick your favorite flowers. Indian Trail will do all the custom potting for you.
3. Lowe’s Home Improvement
Location: 2411 N. Eastown Road, Lima
Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday
Highlights: Your home is your castle, and the outside should be just as beautiful as the inside. Lowe’s offers a large variety of annuals and perennials to showcase your home. Add a burst of color to your landscaping and enjoy it year after year. Lowe’s also carries a large variety of lawn furniture, fertilizers, grass seeds, tools and insecticides. Best of all, most items can be ordered online and delivered right to your front door.