Green thumbs mean many things, including the fact that someone is an avid gardener, a semisuccessful finger painter, or actually just a gecko in need of a lift to the next truck stop. Add some color to your opposable digits with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of plants and accessories at Cottage Gardens of Petaluma.
Open year round, the multilevel Cottage Gardens of Petaluma outfits gardens with all manner of outdoor upgrades, from basking buds to stoic statues and garden art. Stroll through the grounds, sniffing at blooming rhododendrons, clematis, and succulents while friendly nursery guard dogs greet and recommend methods for flower pressing. White Morning Cloud rhododendrons ($25) and Debutante camellias ($49) unfurl to display radiant colors in garden beds, and thornless blackberries ($6) and bing cherry trees ($36) add complexity and edible fruits to backyards. Gardeners can plant an oasis of easy-to-maintain, drought-tolerant perennials or take home one of 33 grass varieties to cover up failed attempts at tiger-trap design.
Cottage Gardens of Petaluma
The gardening gurus at Cottage Gardens of Petaluma grow all of the plants that they sell onsite, including the year-round vegetable garden and annuals. That means they can not only vouch for each plant’s health and acclimation to the area’s climate, but they are happy to advise budding gardeners on how to properly care for each plant. They can point shoppers toward bee-friendly perennials, for instance, or help them choose brassica veggies for an autumn harvest. Cottage Gardens of Petaluma also carries dozens of succulents, from the leafy crassula variety to a sturdy aloe plant.
In addition to plants, the nursery stocks a variety of soil fortifiers, such as nutrients and hardhats for earthworms. It also empowers green thumbs to beautify gardens with accessories including sculptures, terra-cotta planters, and baskets. Guests are also welcome to peruse the grounds to simply enjoy the beauty.