Since 1935, Sunnyside Gardens' horticulture habitués have fueled the fruitfulness of local soil with a sanctuary of greenery and a stockade of gardening accessories. Populate organic canvases with Brilliant poppies made famous by Georgia O’Keefe ($10.99 each for 3+), or pick up a sturdy stem of Achillea Moonshine, which pays homage to the Greek god of bathtub gin ($10.99 each for 3+). Pet-friendly pest killers, such as Sluggo Slug and Snail Bait, exile gastropods from gardens ($12.99), and Liquid Fence flouts furry creatures including rabbits, deer, and sleepwalking fathers-in-law ($14.99). Sunnyside's experienced earth stewards navigate the 15,000-square-foot combination-indoor-outdoor store with expertise, leading gardeners of all abilities to thousands of annuals, perennials, trees, and shrubs more efficiently than a thorny compass rose ever could.
Anthony Shane Florist specializes in traditional arrangements such as a dozen ruby-red Valentine's Day roses ($69) or a bouquet of white roses and lilies ($66). But the florists' freakish green thumbs also makes them quite skilled at European dish gardens, high-style arrangements, silk flowers, funeral designs, dried flowers, and tropicals. As such, you can put a Jimmy Buffett spin on this year's Valentine with the Paradise Found, an arrangement of Asiatic lilies and alstroemeria dotted with birds of paradise in a square black container ($60.95). For something less austere, cheer up the dinner table with a glass bowl of white daisies and solidago ($47.95).
With an emphasis on unique, hard-to-find garden specimens and garden décor, Uncommon Gardens supplies plants, tools, and accessories to create personalized havens. Planters looking to customize chlorophyll shrines can choose from four-packs and larger vegetables ($2.79–$4.99) and herbs ($3.49+). Annuals ($2.79–$5.99) and perennials ($3.29–$19.99) serve as colorful reminders for yearly dentist's appointments, and a selection of more than 35 varieties of succulents greedily hoard water ($7.99+). For those just starting to build their own tomato-and-english-muffin patch, Uncommon Gardens supplies aspiring green thumbs with tools, fertilizers, and watering cans. Landscape services are also available at Uncommon Gardens.
Chris Beutz founded Green Horizons in 1988 to combine professional landscaping techniques with a growing knowledge of natural ecological cycles that restore spring vibrancy to yards shocked by winter months. In spring and fall, Beutz and his team clear away seasonal debris, lower the ears of lawns, and trim any remaining patches of scruff. Summer services, such as weekly shrubbery trimming and lemonade sprinkling, keep lawns looking good enough for a garden party. Services save homeowners valuable weekend time to attend their children's sporting events or the NBA Spelling Bee.
Today’s Groupon garnishes your world with seasonal shrubbery. For $7, you’ll get a 24-inch Christmas wreath (a $15 value) and a coupon for $5 off a Fraser Fir Christmas tree from B & J Trees, a local tree farm with four easily accessible lots located throughout the Minneapolis/Twin Cities area. This Groupon is valid at the Richfield Farmer's Market, St. Louis Park, and Eden Prairie Center locations.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
On a secluded ranch near the Cotopaxi volcano, the powerful Ecuadorian sun nourishes Las Rosas' rose bushes before they are carefully harvested and shipped to the Minneapolis store. Rare rose varieties, grown in the ranch's temperature- and humidity-regulated greenhouses, range from 45 centimeters to six feet in length, so customers can use them to measure a kiddie pool to the depth of a fathom. Their flowery palette in hand, the shop's resident floral artists can craft arrangements or bouquets for weddings, holidays, and other events.