Flowers are our planet's way of reassuring people and animals that no matter how many winters the earth endures, it still has the virility to grow its own hair. Comb the planet's beautiful floral tresses with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of plants and garden supplies at NTEC EcoGardens in Port Robinson.
NTEC EcoGardens' native plants nurture yards of all sizes, reducing the need for fertilizers and pesticides while promoting a sustainable environment. A vine of extra-large beefsteak tomatoes ($6) flourishes next to a fragrant 10-inch peony ($20), and a native geranium ($3) rests lazily until well after noon in a large hanger basket ($15). An array of annuals ($3), potted herbs ($2), and heirloom vegetables ($1.50/four-pack) can sprout in any garden, and purchases benefit NTEC's charitable programs supporting people with special needs. NTEC also hawks soil ($2.49–$38) and mulch ($3–$50) for protecting yards and suppressing gnome uprisings. In addition to fostering plant growth, NTEC supports the community by offering a variety of programs for people with developmental disabilities in the Niagara region.