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behind the counter | 2012 91 Tara Desmond B ring a pot, or pick one, and the gardeners at Desmond is joined at Urban Planter by her gardening The Urban Planter will fill it with your choice mother-in-law, Becky Desmond, who has worked of live house plants. Need some garden tools with plants for many years, and her husband, Paul, to go with that plant? Check out the gazing who works with her when he’s not at work at an balls, Buddhas, garden ornamentals, and tools. engineering firm in Greer. She will soon provide “I wanted to open a store where you could find a workshops and add plantscaping to her list of services. 916 East Main Street gift for anyone in any price range,” says Florida Spartanburg transplant Tara Desmond, whose potted plants Happily ensconced in an historic home in Hampton 864.804.6256 range from under $20 up to $250. The shop offers Heights, the Desmonds love to bike, attend events Monday-Friday 10am-6pm other gifts as well, including photos, artwork, and at Hub Bub, and travel. “There’s a lot going on Saturday 10am-5pm jewelry by local artists, plus journals, magnets, wine here,” Desmond says of her adopted hometown. Also by appointment bottle corks, and more. Gifts are delivered for free in “Spartanburg has a great vibe.” www.theurbanplanter.net Spartanburg County. Gardening Photograph by: Carri Bass