Since 1961, The Flower Cart, Inc. has blanketed the Baltimore area in fresh floral arrangements for all occasions. Holiday centerpieces aglow with crimson roses and twinkling candles brighten pie-laden tables, whereas anniversary bouquets use white button-spray chrysanthemums to say all the things that peanut-butter-filled mouths can’t. With a range of bestsellers for $35 and under, The Flower Cart, Inc. promises elegant still-life subjects for practiced pointillists and verdant houseplants for innovative performance artists. Sneeze-prone flora fans can get a pollen-free flower fix with an array of fruit and gift baskets stuffed with fresh produce and aromatic coffee.
Maxalea is Baltimore’s home base for professional landscape architects, designers, horticulturists, technicians, and more. For your yard cleaning services, a three-person crew composed of some of the outfit’s most talented landscapers will perform a customized clean-up of pruning, weeding, and edging to guarantee a neat, natural-looking lawn for your next barbecue, mayoral stump speech, or company-wide Slip-'n'-Slide contest determining the next round of layoffs. Maxalea’s ground crew can also spread mulch, if you already own some (if not, mulch can purchased for an additional cost from Maxalea). Raking and leaf bagging are also included in your backyard’s beautification session, though excess offsite debris removal—such as branches or weeds whose removal would require multiple dump-truck trips—come at an additional cost. Maxalea's full crew of more than 80 grass whisperers ensures a level of precision and detail that separates well-tended lawns from wildly undomesticated behind-the-house prairies.
Catherine's Flowers & Gifts has been enlivening events and illuminating living rooms with fresh floral arrangements for more than 60 years. The professional on-staff designers excel at creating both traditional and contemporary styles. Colorful storefront window displays dazzle passersby with vibrant arrangements, such as the Make A Wish, a multichromatic mélange of yellow daisy spray chrysanthemums, purple matsumoto asters, and and hot pink miniature carnations ($35). Yellow roses, red miniature gerberas, and purple statice in the Garden Parade arrangement say "I love you" or "I'm a big fan of pollination" ($50). Though not included with this deal, Catherine's makes direct deliveries to more than 80 zip codes in the area.
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Though flowers yanked from your neighbors' garden may help you apologize to your sweetie, you'll need something to apologize to your neighbors for tearing up their garden. Today's deal has you covered: $50 worth of artfully arranged flowers from Rutland Beard Florist of Baltimore for $25. Just browse Rutland's website for ideas, give the staff a call (Groupon not good for online orders), and place your order for delivery throughout the serviceable Baltimore area and nearby zip codes. Or better yet, stop in the bloomy boutique to browse the loose-cut flowers and talk to the friendly and knowledgeable floral artists in person. They'll happily help you choose an arrangement to suit your needs, bowtie color, and budget.
Rutland Beard Florist will help you prepare for haute holiday hostessing. Dress up your presentation of roast beast with a holiday centerpiece of evergreen sprigs, pine cones, and carnations ($40–$60), or give your guests something to nibble on with an arrangement of roses, tulips, carnations, and waxflowers in a tall vase wrapped with ribbon and candy canes ($40–$60). Send a pretty poinsettia in a handsome basket to your festive farmer ($40–$60), or simply reflect the Crisp Winter Skies in a glass vase of roses, delphinium, and waxflowers ($40–$60).
Beyond the Yuletide, Rutland Beard Florist is well known for its exotic and creative designs, such as the Artistic Tribute, in which aster and rose reach out from a squat vase to create dramatic height and compelling composition ($45–$60). Instantly update your stale apartment with Hi-Style Decor ($40–$60) or send your singular sweetie a bundle of Rosey Romance ($40–$75). If you're unsure which triplet to propose to, test out the waters by sending each a simple and elegant red rose bud arrangement ($25–$35). And if you're a DIY sort, Rutland Beard carries a wide selection of different flower varieties at all times, so it's easy to come up with a stunning custom design as good as the one on the side of your van.
You may use your Groupon toward the flat delivery rate of $12.95 for local Baltimore deliveries.
Googlers and Yahoo! Local users give Rutland Beard five stars, and Yellowpagers give it four stars:
- Rutland Beard Florist has always done a great job, and they are a pleasure to work with. They are reliable and have very impressive designers. Always fresh flowers, too... – Robert, Google
- Rutland Beard Florist simply has the most beautiful flowers in this area! I have used them for special Birthday flowers, graduation flowers, and always send flowers from them with great results. – Suzanne, Yahoo! Local
- The sales person I worked with had a very extensive knowledge of flowers and was very helpful in pointing me in the right direction. – ryan6765, Yellowpages
The beauty, fragrance, and social significance of flowers have long overshadowed their original intended usage: defense. Flowers, also known as nature’s nunchucks, have long protected the floral kingdom from interlopers made of meat, but now that man has tamed the flower, what breeds can we use to defeat our enemies?
The Belgium Razored Rose: These sharp little beauties are lush and cushy until they’ve been cut and dried for an afternoon. Then their pedals become deadly shuriken-like projectiles, guaranteed to look awesome when thrown in a nightclub, and to give your opponents cool little facial slashes that will one day impress their sons.
The Weeping Lily: Just as tear gas is not actually a gas but a fine crystalline substance that impedes breathing and causes pain and temporary blindness, the Weeping Lily is actually not a lily at all, but a member of the orchid family that also happens to spit tear gas.
Murder Daisies: The only fully anthropomorphized flower on this list, these little dastards have angry-looking scrunched-up faces if you get a close enough look, which you might if they happen to uproot themselves, pin you to your bed in the night with a twine of fibrous wheat stalk, and hold your eyelids open while they sneeze pollen onto your corneas for kicks.
The Chrysanthebomb: Relatively self-explanatory. Tick, tick, tick, sniff, boom.
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After nearly 40 years of combined experience in the restaurant industry, Dave and Pam Keohane knew how to please their patrons when they realized their dreams of restaurant ownership and opened Greenhouse Grill in 1990. Inside, cozy booths and warmly toned walls encourage diners to linger over dessert and chat over draft beers and expertly mixed margaritas. All-American starters such as bacon cheese fries and crab dip stop stomach rumbles long enough for guests to peruse the menu, which mingles hand-cut steaks, seafood specialties, and sandwiches accompanied by bottomless fries. The chefs also toss pasta specialties with meats and seafood such as crab and shrimp, and several homestyle specialties ensure whole families or incomplete sets of green army men have plenty of options to choose from.
Being stumped is no fun, whether it's your mind or the hunk of tree in your front yard that refuses to move. Executive Landscape Management can help with the latter situation, though—its tree-clearing services do away with troublesome trunks, brush, and branches, leaving yards clean and level. Its landscapers don't just deal with stubborn trees, though. They also busy themselves with nearly all aspects of lawn maintenance, from monthly mowing and plant-bed weeding to installing sprinklers, pathways, and lighting. Because the team has more than 20 years of experience beautifying outdoor spaces, they can handle entire makeovers just as readily as they do small touchups.
Many of ELM's treatments shift with the seasons. Fall brings leaf-removal appointments that evict leaves from gutters and yards. During the holidays, the staff decorates houses with cheery lights and wreaths. They even push snow off the roads, allowing homeowners to get to work without first cloning and saddling a woolly mammoth.