In 1895, the first astronaut perambulated the moon in search of fresh flowers, and, finding only worthless diamonds, returned brokenhearted with nothing to give his sweetheart. Enjoy Earth's effervescent efflorescence with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of home and garden goods at Campbell's Greenhouses on McDonald Avenue or at Dilworth's Little Secret on South Boulevard. This Groupon is not valid for soil or consignment items at Dilworth's Little Secret.
Campbell's Greenhouses offers a plethora of plants and petaled products for the green thumbs and green hearts of the Charlotte area. Opt for orchids in large double-spiked ($50), medium double-spiked ($48), and medium single-spiked ($45) varieties, or use exquisite miniatures ($14.95+) to fill out forests for action figures and shrink-ray victims alike. Privacy seekers can use four-inch foliage ($3.95–$6.95), six-inch foliage ($7.95–$18.95), or eight-inch foliage ($14.95–$22.50) to shield windows and stargates from the sight of paparazzi and unsolicited pizza delivery guys, with an assortment of other buds and blossoms available for garden populating.
Nearby, Dilworth's Little Secret takes a hint from Victoria and offers discreet and fashionable cover-ups for plants. Let a fern slip into a cozy container ($16.50+), or give colossal chlorophyll containers a place to sleep with a larger container (up to $250). Garden furniture and benches ($40–$100) are also available for outdoors-lovers tired of lounging on hammocks or atop pushed-together birdbaths. Take a gander in both shops and witness beauty in full bloom.
Reviews are limited, but Campbell's Greenhouses does get a four-star average rating from Yahoo! Locals:
- The BEST nursery in Charlotte by far! They have the best selection of plants for indoor and outdoor. And if you're looking for an orchid you couldn't find one of better quality than at Campbell's. I have bought four from them now and each one has lasted for a long time, continuing to bloom and in great shape. – nicolediodati