Plants, mankind’s greatest enemy, are finally on the ropes thanks to global warming. Teach your children how to hunt the last of these enormous nitrogen junkies by observing them in captivity with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of the finest greenery, including shrubs, flowers, trees, plants, and pokey cacti at Harper’s Nurseries & Landscape Company, voted Best Nursery by the Phoenix New Times in 2009 and soon to be voted Best Robot-Plant Nursery by the New Phoenix New Times in 2099. This deal is only good for plants one gallon or larger in size. Redeem at either Harper’s location, in Mesa or Scottsdale.
To give your home a forested, prehistoric feel, a well-placed five-gallon hibiscus ($25) provides an affordable alternative to renting dozens of velociraptors. Pick up a five-gallon bougainvillea or a 15-gallon young sissoo, mesquite, or ficus tree ($70) to establish a wood-based clique unseen since roving gangs of marionettes ruled the streets. Complete the yard with a one-gallon asparagus fern ($5).
While every plant nursery grows plants (or nurses grown from plants), only Harper's provides three generations worth of Harper-family genius with every plant genus. The family-owned establishment has helped stain Phoenix’s thumbs green since 1945 with its gardening tips and landscaping services. A visit to Harper's will score you top-quality plants for the season and the know-how you'll need to grow your own during the rest of the year.
Phoenix New Times readers named Harper's Nurseries & Landscaping the Best Nursery of 2009:
- If you don't know your asarina from your elephant's foot, the über-friendly staff at Harper's Nursery is happy to help out. This family-owned nursery's been around since the victory gardens of WWII, and it's got it all… – Phoenix New Times
Four Insider Pagers seem to agree, giving the Mesa location a perfect five stars:
Harper's Nursery & Landscape Co
Harper's Nursery & Landscape Co has been in the Harper family for three generations, and little has changed about the business since it was established in 1945. On the eight-acre farm behind their Mesa location, their team cultivates a wide array of plants in every state. They're so confident in their plants, they guarantee that each one will last its normal life expectancy, as long as customers follow simple care instructions. In addition to maintaining a huge variety of plants, flowers, shrubs, and trees, the team also performs landscaping services on-site and on-location, helping clients plan out a picturesque garden or shrine to Martha Stewart, the gardening queen.