Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Cactus and Tropicals

By Beth Davis
Photos by Tavia McGrath

This holiday season step inside the temperate greenhouse that is Cactus & Tropicals and take in the fresh air. This exquisite plant and gift shop is lovely at any time of the year, but do yourself a favor and see it all decked out for Christmas. The seasonal fare takes on a new flare with the many varieties of poinsettias on display. Amaryllis bulbs and Paper whites are cleverly gift wrapped and ready for giving.

There is no place in the valley with the variety of growing wonders that you will find here. Every blooming plant you can imagine and some you never knew existed, are all available. If it’s a gift you are after, the collection of containers is also complete. Contemporary or traditional, large or small, there is one for every style and budget.

The designers on hand can plant you up an indoor garden or you may choose from the lovely creations on display. They know their business and can guide you in a choice for any occasion.

 You will find elegant Orchids, artistically presented, whose long lasting blooms will delight anyone lucky enough to receive one. And for the ultimate living work of art, there is also an assortment of Bonsai.

Come spring, the blooms spill outside and the shop becomes a nursery and garden center, with perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs. The artistry is evident in the many fountains, containers and statuary. The varieties are both exciting as well as numerous and the latest trends will undoubtedly be available.

A gift shop of gardening, botanical and artistic treasures adds to the experience. But heed this warning; there is something you will want for yourself.

As their name implies; Cactus and Tropical foliage fill the light and open space. It’s lovely, warm and you should find your way to 20th East & 27th South. Salt Lake’s corner of Paradise.

Salt Lake Store
2735 South 2000 East
(801) 485-2542

Draper Store
12252 South Draper Gate Drive
(801) 676-0935