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 $15, you get $30 worth of plants and garden supplies at Garden World in Flushing and Franklin Square.
Garden World's friendly gardenologists cure houseplant hankerings and seasonal needs with a wide selection of photosynthesizing foliage. Pick up a Coco-Lined Victorian-style hanging basket ($19.99+) to showcase flowering annuals ($4.99 for a 4-inch pot), or surprise a budding green thumb with a Nelson nozzle ($3.99+) and a matching green thumb scarf.
Hungry spring grass gains the necessary grains with Scotts Super Turf Builder ($16.99), while Roundup pump weed killer ($21.99 for 1.3 gallons) allows quart perennials ($7.99) to burst anew year after year in the same outfit, without judgment from sartorially critical dandelions. In addition to home and garden décor, the leafy emporium carries propane, pool chemicals, and pet supplies.
Recently merged with Kell Brothers, another leader in the Garden Industry, Garden World's two locations each have a greenhouse and outdoor nursery with a wide variety of thriving plant life, including trees ranging from a four-inch rock-garden evergreen to a 2.5-inch caliper specimen tree. Indoors, a garden shop offers essential items for installing or maintaining a garden. Here you can find tools for planting tulips or digging up your first bank account. For holidays, special occasions, or corporate events, Garden World’s staff can assemble seasonal bouquets, office decorations, and other greenery-rich gifts. The shop also carries indoor plants, silk flower arrangements, and other home-décor items.