While April may not be the cruelest month, as the poet insists, it is most definitely a mean drunk. Make the most of spring’s mood swings and unrelenting rains with today’s deal. For $15, you get $40 worth of plant and garden supplies from Rolling Ridge Nursery in historic Webster Groves. In 2009, the Riverfront Times named this historic, multipurpose facility Best Garden Center for its extensive layout and experienced staff.
Rolling Ridge Nursery contains an audio-nasal explosion of azaleas ($26.95), lilacs ($36.95), and forsythia plants ($36.95), all of which are waiting with cute little stamens pressed to the window in hopes that you’ll take them home to your garden. Off-season gardeners, meanwhile, can get the jump on spring with an ambush of oxygen-rich houseplants (starting at $3.99). Options more practical than organic include hand-tuned wind chimes (starting at $25), planters, patio furniture, and essential gardening utensils like pruning shears and dynamite.
If your thumb is more a sickly ochre than it is green, Rolling Ridge manager Don Baumstark, greenhouse manager Chris Wagner, and their horticultural team of 18 employees can help you navigate the 1.5 acres of greenhouse and nursery space until you find everything you need to get started. The staff includes three degreed horticulturalists, and their 200 years of combined experience have given them the ability to make plants grow just by staring at them intensely, though they typically recommend a combination of kindness and nitrogen-based fertilizer. Rolling Ridge Nursery has been answering STL’s gardening questions for exactly 51 years (its anniversary’s tomorrow), so bring today’s Groupon and try to stump the staff without resorting to “My crape myrtle says it’s lying. Is it telling the truth?”
The Riverfront Times recently named Rolling Ridge Nursery the Best Garden Center in the St. Louis area: > * Housed in an architecturally stunning building that once was an old stable, this greenhouse and nursery is as aesthetically pleasing as it is comprehensive…The staff is extremely knowledgeable about all your gardening needs, so don’t be afraid to ask for help and suggestions.