Megastore retailer Garden Ridge offers decorating items for more than just the garden. The company owns and operates nearly 50 stores, each covering some 3 acres and mostly located off major highways in about 20 states from Florida to Michigan. Its headquarters state of Texas is home to some 15 stores. Considered the "home d�cor depot," Garden Ridge stores sell about 500,000 decorating items, such as seasonal d�cor, framed art, baskets, silk and dried flowers, furniture, home textiles, and pottery, as well as crafts and party supplies. Garden Ridge, which began as a single store outside of San Antonio in 1979, is owned by an investment group led by the New York-based private equity firm Three Cities Research.