Planting a tree guarantees future generations a supply of oxygen and a sturdy branch to hide on once the machines learn to think. Change the future with this Groupon.
$25 for $50 Worth of Trees, Shrubs, and Perennials
Wide selection of quality plants includes Asiatic and Oriental lilies in eight colours for sun-drenched spots ($6+). Green, blue, yellow, and cream hostas add fragrant beauty to shady areas ($8+), and three- ($30) or five-gallon ($50) pots of long-blooming hydrangeas liven up yards for months. Larger flora include 10 varieties of Japanese maple shrubs and trees ($50+).
Maidstone Tree Farm & Garden Centre
Not too much. Not too little. Just right. Since 1981, the knowledgeable Maidstone Tree Farm staff have been insistent on finding the goldilocks zone: that unique balance of water, sunlight, and fertilizer that helps every type of plant and tree in their garden thrive. They begin by hand-selecting flora—20-foot maple trees, many-coloured hydrangeas—that flourish in Windsor-Essex County's soil and climate. Across their 15-acre garden, they arrange their plants based on how much sunlight the plants need, clustering Asiatic lilies in sun-dappled patches of soil, and huddling green, blue, and yellow hostas in the cool shade. Then, they fine-tune their drip-irrigation system to quench the thirst of the trees, shrubs, and perennials without over-watering them. The great pains taken by the green thumbs at Maidstone Tree Farm result in plants that leave the garden centre at the pinnacle of health, ready for rearing and teaching multi-branch high fives.