Landscape architect Karen Richardson officially opened her River Glen Studio plant shop on Barnard Street with a ribbon cutting on Friday.

Richardson, who also is celebrating 20 years of being in business, has sold plants in the past occasionally when she has had extra plants left over from landscaping jobs.

But now she's set up a plant selling area in front of her home/studio that she has landscaped, of course, to entice customers.

Richardson is selling a variety of herbs and landscaping plants that she has chosen for their hardiness, resistance to disease and drought and beauty.

It's worth a visit to see her landscape designs and ideas for interesting planters and plant groupings. Don't miss the conical baskets and other gardening “art.”