Without plants, there would be no oxygen and nothing to prevent bunnies from discovering that humans taste delicious. Keep hares at bay with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of plants and garden supplies at Bloomers Garden Center in Elgin.
Bloomers Garden Center’s 2-acre nursery teems with plants, flowers, trees, and outdoor accouterments. Flowers blossom from 4-inch pots ($4.99) and ready-to-plant six-packs ($2.99) germinate into bouquets of pansies or snapdragons perfect for wooing a mate or SAT proctor. A rotating array of seasonal vegetables ($3.49 for a six-pack) fill home gardens with salads of broccoli, cabbage, swiss chard, and cauliflower accented by fruits such as tender bare-root strawberries ($3.49 for 10). Bloomers Garden Center grows much of its fledgling flora, from seed to rambunctious teen to full-fledged flower, onsite.