Roots + Fire Water offers a range of wellness products, including herbs like sage. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

Roots of new Homewood botanical shop in Mississippi farmland

The "roots" in the name of the new botanical shop, Roots + Fire Water at 1941 Ridge Road, refers to more than just the plants for sale. The roots reach back in time and across the miles to Mississippi.

That's where the family of mother-daughter co-owners Denice Rhodes of South Holland and Amanda Battles of Glenwood farmed for generations before moving north in the late 1950s.

Exotic plants are the specialty of Roots + Fire Water, a new botanicals and wellness store at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood. (Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

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