Because plants have long been jealous of our ability to live indoors, they attempt to infiltrate our finest mansions and universities by slowly climbing stony facades. Visit a place built specifically to contain these floral strivers with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of fall and winter greens and decorations at Garden Gate Nursery & Floral in Hartland, off Highway 16 and 83. This Groupon can only be used towards the purchase of items listed in the sidebar.
The Garden Gate Nursery kidnaps the holiday spirit in its North Pole hideout and hauls it, kicking and screaming about Santa's dentures, straight into Milwaukee's front yards. Seven-inch premium chrysanthemums come in colors to match the autumn leaves ($7.99 each). A large supply of corn stalks ($9.99 each) or hay bales ($5.99) is available to stuff scarecrows and keep them company. To brighten the coming six months of slush, lost mittens, and slush, Garden Gate Nursery will be doling out heaping helpings of decorative December cheer. Add a dash of crimson to a tabletop with a 6.5-inch premium poinsettia ($14.99), or upgrade a front door's ability to lure carolers with a 20-inch balsam wreath ($19.99). To cater to Santa's newfound rappelling hobby, drape a house in fresh evergreen-mixed garland ($2.29 per foot).
Special holiday events are a regular occurrence at Garden Gate. Santa will make an appearance at this year's family-friendly Holiday Open House celebration, and the Harvest Fest will have a pumpkin-carving contest. The friendly staff is always happy to help people enjoy the season, be it by fostering a friendly family atmosphere, providing delightful decorative flair, or fitting a miniature antler into every child's pocket. Call for details about the seasonal celebrations and to make sure the autumnal or wintery wonders you desire are in stock.
Garden Gate Nursery
After studying genetics at UW–Madison’s College of Agriculture, Gwen Condon opened a garden and landscaping center in the hopes of making local exteriors more beautiful and fashionable. Gwen began traveling to shows in Germany, England, and Italy in search of gifts and garden accessories. Her shop quickly grew into an inspirational garden, where customers wander paths lined with seasonal plants, from spring flowers to fall mums to winter killer tomatoes. The knowledgeable staff makes sure to clearly label each plant with lighting and water requirements.
Additionally, customers can show photography of their yards to Garden Gate Nursery staff to get tips on plants, shrubs, or trees that would thrive there. The garden tamers’ most popular service is what they call the “Please Come Stand in My Yard” consultation, a house call in which they scope yards and inspect any problem areas before sharing their ideas and recommendations.