Green thumbs mean many things, including the fact that someone is an avid gardener, a 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: for $7, you get $15 worth of plants, herbs, and supplies at GardenShop in Carlsbad.
GardenShop owner John Harmeier brings passion and potted pageantry to soils with his vast collections of succulents, herbs, and locally sourced plants. Sprinkle sprite showers of fresh cilantro, basil, or rosemary ($3–$7) in home-cooked creations, or try your luck cultivating tomatoes ($3–$7) large enough to throw at Paul Bunyan on karaoke night. Gardens glean nourishment with vitamin-rich meals of Dr. Earth organic plant food ($8–$12), and abodes hone natural instincts with GardenShop's selection of indoor greenery, oft-stuffed into a variety of pots ($6–$15) dressed in bright colors or crafted from clean wood ($6–$15). The green-thumbed can tend to flowery broods of locally grown plumerias ($8–$35) with sets of sparkly garden tools ($6–$32) or cater to avian acquaintances with al fresco cafes ($6–$40).