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Best of … Home and Garden

Everything is coming up roses in Greater Lansing.

Everything is coming up roses in Greater Lansing.

The theme of our May issue of 517 Magazine is home and garden, and we asked our readers what business will be their main resource to elevate their home or garden this spring and summer, and why?

It’s no surprise that Bradly’s HG led the pack of reader votes. The business recently moved to a new location in Old Town and literally has something for everyone with an eclectic and exciting mix of products for the home.

Other mentions include several area businesses that could be considered icons because they’ve been popular for so long.


Heat ’N Sweep, 2401 W. Grand River Ave. in Okemos, has been thriving for over 40 years. The family-owned business has a nice selection of patio furniture, fireplaces, hot tubs and saunas.


Hyacinth House at 1800 S. Pennsylvania Ave. in Lansing garnered applause for its staff and selection. Did you hear it’s under new ownership?


Lansing Gardens at 1434 Jolly Road has been a popular destination and has been helping gardens bloom for 100 years. That’s an impressive accomplishment. One reader said the staff was kind and welcoming to her kids.


The Plant Professionals at 16886 Turner Road in Lansing began in 1979 as a one-person operation and sold tropical indoor plants in baskets to businesses. My, how it has grown. Readers applauded owner Kathy Valentine and the quality offerings and outstanding service for residences and businesses large and small.


River City Farms at 7928 Stoll Road in Grand Ledge is a charming, old-fashioned farm stand specializing in beautiful annual and perennial flowers, plants, trees and shrubs. One reader said, “Farmer Joe is fantastic. I stumbled upon this place as a referral and never had to look elsewhere.”


Van Atta’s Greenhouse and Flower Shop at 9008 Old M-78 in Haslett was lauded by our readers for the great variety and helpful staff. The year-round, full-service garden center and flower shop also has an impressive retail and boutique area and is worth the trip from anywhere.


Missed seeing your favorite mentioned? Don’t miss our polls, easily found at under “polls” along the top of our page. Make your voice count by chiming in.


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The Training Trio includes Lisa Fischer, Tracy Hazel and Brittany Parks.

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The Black Santa Experience will allow children the opportunity to visit a Santa that looks like them.