The fine folks at Nicholson-Hardie don’t just want to sell you flowers and plants. They also want to teach you how to care for and nurture them. Owned by the Bracken family since 1974, Nicholson-Hardie now has two locations employing many certified and master certified gardening pros. Be sure and bend their ears—they’re full of how-to advice. Also take advantage of the stores’ floral experts, who can create living floral arrangements that are just as beautiful as cut flowers but will last much longer.