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.
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.
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.
In September 2008, Hurricane Ike made landfall in Texas, tearing up trees and demolishing entire houses and towns. When the crews at Urban Tree & Landscape, hundreds of mile north, heard about the destruction, they headed down to Houston to help with the recovery efforts. After a tornado touched down in southern Minneapolis in 2009, the arborists cleared debris and felled trees around the clock. This willingness to tackle the hazardous jobs that other tree services turn down is the cornerstone of the business.
The winner of Angie's List 2011 "Super Service Award", the tree experts at Urban Tree & Landscape offer a number of tree services, including pruning of young and mature trees, removal, and untangling rogue paratroopers. Their knowledgeable field reps have fought off the pests that have laid waste to the emerald ashes and oak population using eco-conscious pesticides. Customers have also lauded their landscaping team, who adds value to homes by planting gardens and installing features such as stone fireplaces and outdoor kitchens.
Spanning a team that includes master arborists certified by the International Society of Arboriculture, the woody-plant specialists of Premium Tree Protection diagnose and treat ailments such as disease, insect infestations, and nutrient deficiencies. Tree doctors set up free consultations with homeowners to assess both the current health of trees and shrubs and when they'll be allowed out to play again. Based on their findings, the arborists may recommend services that range from dutch elm disease prevention to emerald ash borer prevention or therapeutic treatment. Confident in their track record of curbing the exotic invaders, Premium Tree's forestry experts offer a money-back guarantee on any tree that expires within two years of being treated preventively for emerald ash borers.: