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Peter Smith and Mary Costello City Planter
Horticulturists Peter Smith and Mary Costello have twenty years of experience in the gardening business. They'll liven up your home with their extensive selection of planters and greenery -- and even deliver to Center City addresses. Read more
Going to Pot
City Planter Potted Plant Delivery
The last time you had a plant delivered to your door was at 2 in the morning. And it wasn’t exactly on par with the law.
This time, keep it legal and liven up your concrete plot with customized greenery from City Planter’s potted plant delivery service.
The horticulturists help you pick from a selection of seasonal flora like purple potato vines, wide-leaf banana plants, and ferns. They’ll guide you through the massive indoor/outdoor planter selections to find one that fits you, then they’ll assemble and deliver to Center City addresses in a few days.
Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
City Planter, 814 North Fourth Street (215-627-6169 or cityplanter.com).
Joseph Liana Urbangreen
Landscape designer Joseph Liana discovered his love for city gardening while working in New York. He's a pro at sprucing up even the smallest spaces with his innovative use of materials. Read more
Urbangreen Gardening Service
Cut flowers are great, but they’re nothing compared to a viable, lush garden, whether it’s the size of a windowsill or a backyard. Too bad it’s so much work.
That’s why we’re giving two green thumbs up to the new Urbangreen gardening service.
They come to you and create a custom window box (if you have space) or an interior oasis (if you don’t). Lucky enough to have a yard? They’ll landscape it using plants, foliage, and materials in new and interesting ways to construct, say, three-dimensional trellises, wall fountains, and ponds.
UG looks at land like a canvas, fashioning beautiful works of art with every job. The owners, who have a long history in the green industry, hope to make Philly a veritable garden.
Starting with yours.
Urbangreen (215-983-5505 or urbangreenllc.net).
Kevin Lawrence Peregrine Coffee
A broken coffee machine at Peregrine owner Kevin Lawrence's home started off his obsession with roasting -- and led him to create his bespoke blends for java lovers. Read more
Good to the Last Drop
Peregrine Bespoke Coffee Service
We awoke to find a man taking over our kitchen. We thought, Should we beat him with this baseball bat?
But he offered us great coffee, and we decided he’d go unharmed.
The man was Kevin Lawrence, owner of Peregrine Coffee. He came over to let us try his bespoke coffee service (we had no intention of ever beating him).
He brought five beans (Colombian, Kenyan, Indian, Guatemalan, and Panamanian) that he ground and brewed while asking which flavors we wanted first thing in the morning. We sipped and sampled, then ordered our favorite batch. Which he will now deliver, fresh roasted, every week, month, or as we need it.
The coffee was good. Real good.
And Lawrence escaped, although we considered holding him hostage.
Available online at peregrinecoffee.com.