When Abe Lincoln said "plant your feet in the right place," he was actually making a veiled allusion to his upbringing as the humble child of two redwoods. Brush up on horticultural history with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of shrubs, flowers, plants, and more at Mt. Diablo Nursery & Garden in Lafayette.
Mt. Diablo Nursery & Garden fosters a natural and sustainable gardening community, cultivating floras that thrive in local climates and educating guests about eco-friendly horticulture practices. Walls splashed with colorful murals brighten this sunny shrubbery, where plants grow in 1-gallon ($8.99+, prices vary by plant) and 5-gallon pots ($29.99). Many varieties are deer-resistant and drought-tolerant, effectively eliminating the need for squirt guns to ward off does and dryness. Mt. Diablo Nursery & Garden's California annuals ($1.99/4-inch varieties) and perennials ($3.99/4-inch varieties) flourish in the local Lamorinda climate, meaning that they require less water, less fertilizer, and fewer cultural-immersion classes.