The ground is filled with more than semicursed treasure chests and fully candied dinosaur bones. Let nature's soil sitters watch over your subterranean cache with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of plants and gardening supplies at Lavocat's Family Greenhouse & Nursery Inc. in Clarence Center. This Groupon expires on July 6.
Lavocat's welcomes nature cultivators of all kinds into its lushly packed nursery, replete with plants, pots, supplies, and a convivial staff. More than 800 varieties of shrubs, flowers, and other greenery fill 11 greenhouses, tempting gardeners to experiment with different types of verdant life or inject new accents into old gardens. Green-thumbed caretakers can create aerial gardens with 10-inch hanging baskets ($14.99) or add splashes of color to soil with flats of annuals such as alyssum and begonias ($11.50+). One-gallon perennials include Silver Mound artemisia and Solar Flare baptisia ($5.99–$7.99), which can accent yards from year to year. A series of small 4.5-inch potted plants make cylindrical, leafy reimaginings of Stonehenge infinitely simpler to construct ($2.99+).
The Lavocat family spreads its love of horticulture by curating a welcoming atmosphere, setting the nursery apart from high-speed drive-thru nurseries that hurl annuals into passing car windows. At Lavocat's, families can spend leisurely visits perusing plant life, playing on the playground, and staring blankly into the koi-filled water garden.