Plants, mankind’s greatest enemy, are finally on the ropes thanks to global warming. Teach your children how to hunt the last of these enormous nitrogen junkies by observing them in captivity with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of plants, shrubs, and gardening supplies at Colonial Classics in Newburgh.
For more than half a century, Colonial Classics has been beautifying backyards and kicking up curb appeal with a scintillating assortment of flowers, greenery, and locally grown trees. Line the path leading to your secret crayon-naming laboratory with the steamed-lobster-red and Barbie-stiletto-pink blooms of Knock Out roses ($24.99) or plant an evergreen hedge of Green Velvet boxwood shrubs ($34.99) to trim it into the undulating form of a Chinese dragon to scare away the New Year. The wheat-like reeds of Karl Foerster ornamental grass anchor the amber waves of a natural landscape ($19.99) while purple coneflowers’ majesty dots the horizon with native prairie flora ($10.99). Agoraphobic plants can nestle into the square surroundings of a square root-cosseting 13.75-inch green ceramic pot ($49.99) and finally stop hiding under the bed.
In addition to a greenhouse stuffed with perennial, annual, and tropical plants, Colonial Classics also packs its open-air lot with sun-sheltering shade trees, all grown locally to thrive in the area’s soil and climate. Customer-installed trees, perennials, and shrubs include a one-year guarantee that ensures survival and protects against runaway plants