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 to East Austin Succulents. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of cacti and desert plants.
- For $20, you get $40 worth of cacti and desert plants.
The friendly staff at East Austin Succulents delights garden artists with colorful cacti and desert plants. In the large, domed greenhouse, desert flora of all shapes and sizes show off bold hues, juicy leaves, and delicate flowers yearning to make it as supporting set pieces in Hollywood westerns. Customers wander among yellow desert flowers, structural leafy plants, and a rainbow of unique cacti, whose spiny, bulbous heads allow them to blend easily into crowds of pincushions. Green-thumbed shoppers can adopt a 2-inch plant to brighten up a dull desk or windowsill ($2.50). Or they can pot 4-inch ($5) and 6-inch ($10) plants in colorful arrangements of their own design. East Austin Succulents inspires plant fiends with an eye-boggling photo gallery, and staffs professionals to arrange premade cactus gardens, which are nestled amid smooth stones and can be used to illustrate the virtues of wearing chain-mail gloves.
East Austin Succulents
Noticing that water restrictions were increasingly frequent, gardener Eric Pedley decided to turn his hobby of cultivating succulents into a business. With business partner and fellow local Julie Patton, he filled a rented greenhouse with desert-dwelling plants capable of storing large reserves of water in their leaves and surviving in arid climates. The diverse inventory ranges from prickly cacti to lush aloe and agave, all of which make for nontraditional additions to home gardens. While customers shop, staffers dish out tips on soil mixes, drainage systems, and guttural incantations to prolong the life of potted or outdoor arrangements. The knowledgeable staff—featured on Central Texas Gardener—also creates and delivers festive potted arrangements.