Green thumbs mean many things, including the fact that someone is an avid gardener, semisuccessful finger painter, or actually just a gecko in need of a lift to the next truck stop. Add some color to your opposable digits with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of flowers, trees, lawn-care products, and gardening accessories at Campbell & Ferrara Outdoor Living in Alexandria, Virginia.
Awarded the 2008 Citizens of the Year Award by the Annandale, Virginia, Chamber of Commerce, Jim and Donna Campbell operate the landscape and garden center at Campbell & Ferrara Outdoor Living with professional attentiveness in concert with blooming plant products and accessories. Featured on HGTV’s Curb Appeal, expert horticulturists help greenery novices navigate the trees, grasses, houseplants, and other plant life that occupies Campbell & Ferrara's 8 acres. Professional landscape designers are available by appointment to conceptualize anything from an outdoor kitchen area with custom garden lighting to a new drainage system, and will see any project from brainstorming through installation.
Bring nature into a dull living room or cockpit with thousands of trees, shrubs, and plants, such as colorful annual flowers ($1.99), fragrant fall-blooming autumnalis vine ($12.99), and fall-blooming camellias and encore azaleas ($39.99+). Bulk topsoil and mulch ($29.99+ cu.yd.) and organic leaf compost ($49.99 cu.yd) rest patiently while waiting for new lawnhomes, while a variety of weed killers and organic pesticides stand at the ready to protect gardens from unwanted guests and Spiro Agnew. The store also offers plant possessors a full complement of accessories to help prepare gardens for fall foliage, including garden art ($3.99+), and decorative pots ($8.99+) and tulip bulbs ($5.99+).
Campbell & Ferrara Outdoor Living
Since 1945, this family-owned landscaping business and garden center has helped locals transform their yards into lush landscapes and bountiful gardens. The company's secret to longevity is enlisting a staff of passionate expert gardeners and cloning them to populate future generations. Among its members, the landscaping team shares almost 200 years of collective experience, with foremen holding between 12 and 20 years apiece. Company president James Campbell began cultivating his love of all things flora on a farm crew at age 14. In college, he studied ornamental horticulture and then spent four decades working at Campbell & Ferrara, ascending from crew member to foreman to president.
You might get lost in the meandering paths of the indoor-outdoor garden center with 8 acres of trees, shrubs, and seasonal flowers. Thankfully, horticulturists and garden experts roam the grounds, ready to offer you directions and advice. To deter pests, for example, they'll tell you to plant a border of marigolds or a handful of sacrificial Skittles. Hand them a picture of your yard, and they'll predict which plants and flowers will likely thrive there. They also make DIY-ing easy by arranging over 1,000 trees and shrubs into user-friendly categories such as privacy screening, Virginia natives, and four-season. For customers who prefer an expert's help, landscapers offer degrees of assistance, ranging from installing customer-selected plants to completely redesigning yards with putting greens, outdoor kitchens, or waterfalls.