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 $15, you get $30 worth of plants, flowers, personal fashion accessories, and home-décor items at Lake Ridge Nursery, Inc. in Woodbridge.
Lake Ridge carries an impressive collection of plants and flowers, as well as brand-name fashion and home-décor accessories. Herbaceous homesteaders can jump-start gardens with mulch ($5.99+/bag) and pregrown vegetables and herbs ($1.99–$11.99) or tour the garden center's assortment of bushes ($19.99–$75.99) and trees ($79.99–$299.99). Fallow flowerbeds can be filled with a cell pack of annuals ($1.99) and perennials ($5.99–$25.99) and green-thumbed gardeners can adorn sun-stained windowsills with hanging baskets ($24.99–$59.99) and strategically placed piles of potting soil ($5.99+/bag).
Lake Ridge’s collection of brand-name fashion and home-décor items appeals to those seeking non-photosynthetic goods. Nosedive into a pink-paisley assortment of Vera Bradley pencils ($1.50), purses ($24.99+), and luggage ($199.99+) or dress dwellings with accent pieces such as Capri blue candles ($24.99+) and Lolita wine glasses ($24.99). Lake Ridge also oversees a fragrant fleet of Thymes bath and body scents ($15.99+), as well as diaphanous John Medeiros ($19.99+) and Trollbeads ($29.99+) jewelry to soothe and satisfy gem-hungry necklines.