During fall and winter months, warm-blooded flowers traditionally leave gardens to go on Caribbean cruises or visit extended cactus cousins in Arizona. Welcome back perambulatory perennials with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of flowers, plants, and gardening accessories at Broadway Terrace Nursery in Oakland.
Broadway Terrace Nursery shelters a large collection of colorful flora for green-thumbed fauna to decorate their homes and gardens. Trees, houseplants, vegetables, and succulents line this blossoming boutique alongside a variety of orchids ($19.99–$49.99) such as the oncidium orchid ($49.99), a species known for its long, graceful stem and deep baritone singing voice. With many indoor and outdoor specimens hand-selected weekly from growers in Half Moon Bay, prices and selection change often, but recent examples of inventory include bright 4-inch perennials ($4.99) and sturdy 5-gallon shrubs ($29.99–$39.99). Gardening accessories allow harvesters to appease hungry greenery with a bag of organic fertilizer, trim petals for school pictures with Felco pruning shears ($19.99), or keep insect populations at bay with pest controls.
Sun-starved shoppers can stroll through the outdoor patio area, which is lined with potential potted adoptees. The friendly staff at this full-service nursery cheerfully offers advice about maintaining sprouts, and can also create custom planters and potting arrangements to make sure your lawn doesn’t attend the neighborhood block party in someone else’s blossoms.
Seven Yelpers give Broadway Terrace Nursery a four-star average: