Without trees to generate oxygen, humans would have to retrieve it from scuba tanks and the minty breath of local supermen. Keep the air alive with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of Flowers, Plants, Gardening Supplies, and Hanging Baskets
Greenhouses abound with flora such as 6-inch double impatiens and 8-inch potted petunias. Vegetable four-packs start at $1.99, and decorative planters make ideal places to hide one’s stash of crumbled Oreos.
Johansen Farms started more than 85 years ago, when Hans Johansen and his family immigrated to Illinois from Copenhagen. Upon their arrival, the family started to grow and sell flowers and vegetables, slowly transforming their business from a roadside farm stand into a flourishing plant empire.
Today, sunlight filters into Johansen Farms’ 24 greenhouses, illuminating scarlet petals and verdant tendrils as they rise from beds of moist earth. Within these humid growing centers, gardeners cultivate more than 2,000 varieties of plants and flowers, from blooming annuals to hearty grasses. Guests meander at will, stopping to sniff baby flower buds and eye appetizing fruits and veggies.