Plants 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. Today’s Groupon lets you comb the planet’s beautiful leafy tresses: for $15, you get $30 worth of organic gardening supplies at Redenta’s Garden. Today’s Groupon may be redeemed at one of Redenta’s Garden locations in either Arlington or Dallas.
Staffed by a knowledgeable cadre of organic gardeners, Redenta’s provides seed enthusiasts with a fresh, all-natural array of plants and growing aids. Grant new life to dull dirt with a bag of Redenta’s organic fertilizer ($19.99 for a 40 lb. bag), or mix up a mundane vegetable garden with a spirited sprinkle of raised bed mix ($9.99). Would-be greenthumbs can populate gardens with an almanac’s-worth of organic seed options, setting landscapes ablaze or growing new friends for shy Chia Pets ($1.79+). Redenta’s also specializes in unusual vegetable plants, filling its hothouse bazaar with exotic entries, including Veronica chartreuse broccoli, ruby streaks mustard, and Churchill brussel sprouts—famous for their rich flavor and negotiating dinnertime peace with asparagus Stalin ($2.29+ each).
Perennial plotters looking for wildlife tips and tactics can consult blossoming advice from Redenta’s information page, or chat up one of the friendly nursery know-it-alls. Keep up-to-date with shop goings-on through Redenta’s newsletter, consult the musing of founder Ruth Kinler’s blog, or check out Notes from the Garden for growing tips penned by Redenta’s most literate rosebushes.
Though the Redenta’s Garden’s Arlington location is still awaiting reviews, three Yelpers and four Insider Pagers give the Dallas location a four-star average: > * The staff are very helpful and will give you great advice about products and plants. – Jim D., Insider Pages > * Nice selection, some things a little more out of the ordinary, cute rustic feel. – Scott L., Yelp, 1/24/10
When she opened the first Redenta’s Garden location in 1992, Ruth Kinler made sure to hire only experienced gardeners. She believed then—and still does—that her employees should be as passionate about the ins and outs of gardening as they are about frolicking among the first buds of spring. Very little has changed in the ensuing two decades; the shop continues to specialize in 100% organic plants and delight area gardeners with its unique varietals. Among the fragrant aisles, one can expect to find rare annuals growing alongside native and water-wise plants, the latter celebrated for their disciplined sipping habits.
As organic gardeners themselves, the store’s staff educates customers on seasonal blooms and holds regular classes and events. Though class topics vary, they often include helpful instruction in areas such as organic vegetable gardening, cooking with herbs and vegetables, and safely removing one’s hand from a flytrap. Redenta’s Garden also assists homeowners with modern landscape design that aims for low-maintenance, eco-friendly solutions.: