Planting a garden in front of your home will make it more attractive and provide cushioning if you are ever pushed out your front window. Increase your chances of survival with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for $30 worth of plants and flowers
- $50 for $100 worth of plants, flowers, and outdoor playsets
Browse garden staples, such as tomatoes ($4.50 for a gallon), shrubs ($8.50–$25), hanging baskets (up to $40), flats of annual flowers ($12), and succulents ($2.40 each).
Before opening Windmill Acres, Bruce and Lee Ann spent years exercising their green thumbs. Both raised on fourth-generation farms, the couple started a produce company after they were married. In the fall, Lee Ann painted pumpkins to sell from their farmers'-market stand, a tradition that mushroomed until she needed to hire more employees to paint as many as 6,000 pumpkins every year.
In 1997, the pair opened Windmill Acres, a place where they could combine their talents for horticulture and art. The nursery stocks a bumper crop of seasonal plants, from vegetables and flowers to a beanstalk rumored to be a shortcut back home to Ithaca. A miniature farm houses furry critters that visiting kids can pet while their parents enjoy steaming cups of coffee and talk gardening with the knowledgeable staff. Near the bucolic scene, a gift shop made of reclaimed barn wood showcases jewelry, flowers, paintings, other creations from local artists.