Fresh flowers are an ideal way to convey romantic intentions, brighten up a room, and lure out the indolent poets infesting the crawlspace. Stop and smell the versatility with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of cut flowers and herbs from Farmhouse Flowers & Plants. This Groupon is valid at Farmhouse Flowers & Plants' booth at the Dupont Circle farmer’s market in D.C. and the Olney, Rockville, and Kensington farmers' markets in Maryland.
Utilizing 17 years of plant-rearing expertise, Farmhouse Flowers & Plants thrills discerning nostrils with an olfactory smorgasbord of locally grown blossoms, perennials, bedding plants, and herbs. Peruse one of the farm's four booths at area farmers' markets, and encounter year-round and seasonal offerings dazzling enough to brighten the day of the Harlem Globetrotters' perpetually doomed opponents. Seventy-five varieties of plants clamor for your green thumb's attention, from zinnias ($0.75/stem) to sunflowers ($1.50 each) and lilies ($4/stem). A mid-May peony harvest ($4 each) peppers chlorophyll-based arrangements with the kaleidoscopic buds, and potted rosemary ($3.75/4" pot) and basil ($2.75/3" pot) add a professional touch to home cooking without the hair-flattening effects of a chef's toque.
Farmhouse Flowers & Plants visits the Dupont Circle on Sundays from 8:30 a.m.–1 p.m., Olney on Sundays from 9 a.m.–1 p.m., Kensington on Saturdays from 8 a.m.–12 p.m., and Rockville on Saturdays from 9 a.m.–1 p.m.