A healthy bed of flowers makes a strong statement to visitors, although most of the time this message is simply the voracious demand for more water. Give passersby reason to return with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of flowers and bulbs from Gilbert H. Wild and Son.
Gilbert H. Wild and Son cultivates nearly 450 acres of land, filling the gardens of others with its own assortment of flowers that includes more than 1,800 varieties of daylilies, 600 varieties of peonies, and 120 varieties of irises. Daylily mavens peruse a selection that includes the rich, mauve Always Afternoon (normally $11) and the Alabama Jubilee, whose stem bears a regal crown of red. Irises such as the delicate Autumn Circus (normally $6) and the sweetly fragrant Feed Back (normally $7.50) delight the olfactory as well as the optical cranial nerves. Peonies and lilies grace domiciles with their presence, including the Duchess de Nemours peony with its light canary yellow frame (normally $12) and the Endless Love lily, whose white flowers echo the purity of a new refrigerator door (normally $4 for three bulbs).
Each plant at Gilbert H. Wild and Son's farm finds itself nestled into the Ozark Mountain soil by hand, only emerging with the coaxing touch of yet another green thumb for delivery to a deserving home. Plants at the farm receive two to four years of attention before the staff deems them ready to leave the plantae kingdom, ensuring that customers' deliveries satisfy with their vitality, expression, and eagerness to take to the ground.