Although grown mainly for ornamental and fruit-production purposes, plants also make an ideal fortress against mutinous garden gnomes. Fortify your homestead with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of plants and gardening gear at Meldrum Brothers Nursery in New Baltimore.
Housed in a quaint red-barn building, Meldrum Brothers Nursery proffers a cornucopia of greenhouse goodies and various landscape accouterments in a massive showroom. The shop stocks everything from bagged mulches, soils, and sands to bulk soils and decorative stone. Customers can embellish a walkway with western-sunrise stone to confuse the neighborhood rooster ($5.99/0.5 cubic ft.) and tuck potted roses ($19.99) into bed with a blanket of cedar mulch and a glass of warm milk ($4.99/2-cubic-ft. bag). An assortment of 5-gallon fruit trees, such as apple, pear, cherry, or plum, make edible lawn ornaments or summer hats ($25). Organic soils and fertilizers appease green-minded green thumbs, who can display lush flora in one of Meldrum Brothers' hanging baskets or ornate pottery planters and relax, sinking into newly acquired rustic patio furniture.
Meldrum Brothers Nursery
Since 1950, the staff at Meldrum Brothers Nursery has stocked landscaping and design materials for both homeowners and contractors. Their bulk stones, mulch, trees, and plants beautify lawns for a more natural look than a yard of bedazzled astroturf. A sampling of their selection—which includes flowers, gifts, Christmas trees, and holiday décor—can be seen in their online photo gallery.
29500 23 Mile Rd.
New Baltimore, Michigan 48047