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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.

Reviews

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

Death Blossoms

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. Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.

7627 Bellona Ave
Towson,
MD
US

For 350 years, the Middleton family has proudly worked the 280 acres of Cedar Hill Farm. Their fields used to be only sewn with tobacco and corn, but now, the Middletons have carved out space for their annual fall festivities. In their 6-acre corn field, they've devised a maze where guests can test their navigation skills through towering stalks of corn. They've also summoned the Great Pumpkin to endow them with a pumpkin patch filled with jack-o-lantern-ready gourds, accessible via a rumbling 30-minute hayride. Nearby, farm animals await to meet families, so kids can finally learn about country life from someone other than an imaginary scarecrow friend.

5190 Leonardtown Rd
Waldorf,
MD
US

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.

6914 Ritchie Hwy
Glen Burnie,
MD
US

A family whose love for flora spans three generations, the Stadlers started their plant-growing endeavors back in 1932 when Paul Stadler began gardening for clients in Georgetown after emigrating from Switzerland. Soon, they opened up a small landscaping-and-gardening center, and today—more than 75 years later—Stadler Nurseries has grown to populate 340 acres of fertile land where they propagate native plants, landscaping shrubs, trees, roses, and more than 700 varieties of perennials. A staff of horticulturists and enthusiastic green thumbs helps visitors navigate the vast greenhouses and outdoor gardens, offering tips on how to prune leaves, fertilize soil, and teach plants how to roll over on command.

5504 Mount Zion Rd
Frederick,
MD
US

The nursery at Evans Homes and Gardens has a wide variety of photosynthesizing sentinels in both annual and perennial models. Check out this year's Proven Winners (specialty flowers in four-inch pots, $4.99), or mix and match to your heart's content with a market flat of annuals ($2.50 per market pack, or a full flat of six for $18). Perennials run from $5.99 for the quart size to $19.99 for three gallons, and ninja plants are available in hanging baskets, dangling in mid-air to surprise your friends and delight your enemies ($19.99). Asiatic lilies make wonderful gifts ($12.99), and for $14.99 you can catch clematis. To completely transform your living room into the tropical utopia depicted in the critically acclaimed Bio-Dome, cover the carpet with a yard of topsoil ($32) or hardwood mulch ($27) and ignore the landlord's angry letters.

8914 Watkins Rd
Gaithersburg,
MD
US

Stebbins Anderson houses a full-service Ace hardware store and a full range of Benjamin Moore paints, serving as a mecca of home-repair essentials. Customers can take advantage of services such as screen repair and key cutting or peruse thousands of items that are priced under $25, ranging from electrical supplies and plumbing goods to gardening tools and mystery-bookcase-hinge grease. The expansive assortment of hardware goodies such as Mail Wraps mailbox covers ($18.99), Ace premium enamel ($3.49), and Benjamin Moore color samples ($3.99 each) saves amateur home-repair gurus from wasting precious rehab time by driving around to multiple hardware stores. A knowledgeable staff equips domestic whizzes for just about any home-repair challenge. Make over the kitchen with brightly colored walls and new décor, install a new deck rail to banish looting baboon colonies for good, rid bedrooms of cold drafts with new attic insulation, or score cleaning supplies to scrub away bathtub grime and multiplication tables scribbled on kitchen walls in hot sauce.

802 Kenilworth Dr
Towson,
MD
US