The ground is filled with more than semi-cursed treasure chests and fully candied dinosaur bones. Let nature's soil sitters watch over your subterranean cache with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $35 worth of plants from Great Outdoors Native Plant Nursery and Botanical Garden.
One of the largest purveyors of sunny blooms and potted pokeys in the Albuquerque area, Great Outdoors dresses up local gardens with a colorful variety of flora that adjusts seamlessly to the New Mexico climate. Pile up a wheelbarrow with perennials ($8.15+) or cacti, including the compass cactus and saguaro ($12+), or give character to bland old-timey Western-movie sets with a lone tree ($32.50+). The agave, like a mohair sweater, uses its naturally absorbent qualities to sop up water while staying stylish ($15+).
While banana plantations and coconut palms have sprouted up here and there along the Rio Grande, sticking with native plants can be just as beauteous and magnitudes more sustainable and inexpensive. The experienced plant-thusiasts at the Great Outdoors are staunch proponents of xeriscaping and can help customers craft a colorful garden that requires minimal watering, upkeep, and sunglassed bodyguards.
10408 2nd St. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87114Get Directions