Green thumbs mean many things, including the fact that someone is an avid gardener, semisuccessful finger painter, or actually just a gecko in need of a lift to the next truck stop. Add some color to your opposable digits with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of plants and pottery at Planterra in West Bloomfield. Planterra's July and August hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday–Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. September and October hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m Monday–Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
Within Planterra's 22,000-square-foot greenhouse, rife with koi ponds and a living wall, expert horticulturalists nurture flowers, trees, and vines, aiming to invigorate gardens and integrate natural life into interiors. Like humans, every plant prefers a special amount of light, water, and Pez each day, and friendly staffers steer shoppers towards flora that fit their lifestyles, including self-watering plants ($15–$125) or self-crowning majesty palms ($49). Bright additions to any home, a jumbo hanging basket ($34) adds a tropical touch to interior décor; flowering mandevilla vines ($25) add an exotic pop to cubicle entryways. Nest newly adopted sprouts in decorative pots ($9–$500), such as a six-inch ceramic pot ($9–$11), which proudly houses four-inch perennials ($4.99) or gummy seeds that may or may not grow into a jellybean tree.
7315 Drake Rd.
West Bloomfield, Michigan 48322