Signature Landscapes founder Sharon Heinz draws on more than 10 years of landscaping experience to transform outdoor spaces, increasing the beauty and value of clients' properties. Using special imaging software, she generates before and after images of homes so that customers can see how lush greenery, flower beds, ornamental ponds, and other features will look. If desired, she and her team can also install fencing, gazebos, and additional built-in elements.
Gabriel's Garden's beauteous bounty of home- and garden-oriented gifts can match your last-minute Mother's Day, or first-minute Earth Day 2011, shopping needs. Stock up on scented goodies such as the eye-catching Vance Kitira pillar candles (from $4.95) or the shea-butter-enriched Pre de Provence soaps ($1.50–$7.95) available in more than 30 fragrances—none of which, thankfully, are "Uncle Leroy's cigars" or "junior-high locker room." For long-term garden glory, plant a batch of Kalalou Botanical's recycled foam stems ($9.95–$27.95), or invite the animal kingdom into your home without even cracking a window with the pale-yellow bee charmer dishes ($2.95–$59.95) with adorable bumbling bee patterns.
The housekeeping staff at Truly Lavish loves a good mess. They specialize in residential organizing and cleaning services, which can be scheduled on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis or just once after renting your home to a flock of migrating geese. In addition to leaving houses spick-and-span, the staff can pick up dry cleaning, schedule salon appointments, and run other errands for busy customers.
Even if you've never been to Gardens of Babylon, you've probably seen some of their work?their landscape and design team was commissioned for projects at high-profile locations including Vanderbilt University and the Bicentennial Mall. It's no surprise then that the company also has a formidable garden center, an 18,000 square-foot space where people can use Inspiration Stations and consult with staff at demo areas to glean ideas for their own landscaping projects. The entire inventory is devoted to sustainable landscaping, and includes only all-natural, non-toxic, organic, and non-GMO supplies, as well as eco-conscious elements such as rain barrels.
In 1932, Bessie Bates had such confidence in her business idea that she built a hothouse during the height of the Great Depression. Today, the nursery flourishes across 15 acres of space, where the family staff guides shoppers to annuals, perennials, pots, and gardening supplies. They might also introduce green-thumbed customers to rhododendrons, climbing roses, flowering quince, or concealer that makes their thumbs look more flesh-toned. The stock also includes garden accessories, such as fiber-clay pottery and fountains.
Offering a wide variety of fresh floral creations and gift ideas, Bloom Flowers is a one-stop shop for acquiring vibrant efflorescence without trekking into the dinosaur-infested depths of the Amazon. A bevy of roses, plants, gift baskets, best sellers, and Mother’s Day specials is available. The Blooming with Admiration bouquet ($50–$70) lets moms know you like them the best of all the women who birthed you, while the Fragrant Memories ($45–$65) provides a more-than-adequate apology for being such a pain in the uterus when you first entered the world. For Lennon-loving matriarchs, go with the Strawberry Fields arrangement ($45–$65) or lavish them with a bouquet of peach and white roses ($60–$100). Less-holiday-themed options include the Straight from the Heart arrangement ($40–$60), purple phalaenopsis ($50–$85), and gerberas and hydrangea square-block arrangement ($35–$75). If you’re worried your giftee will attempt to eat the flowers, gift baskets provide a safe alternative and range from healthy mixed-fruit baskets ($40–$60) to indulgent gourmet baskets ($55–$85). Delivery (not included in this Groupon) is available to an array of nearby surrounding areas, including the knothole in the tree outside Boo Radley’s house.