Like children, flowers are not born with romantic aptitude but must learn it from a lifetime of listening to the whispered sweet nothings of amorous bees. Pollinate relationships with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of perennials and 10-inch pots of hardy fall mums at Romence Gardens & Greenhouses.
Drawing from three generations of floral expertise and honored by the Michigan Department of Agriculture for its environmental responsibility, the staff at Romence Gardens and Greenhouses lovingly tends to six acres of lush flora, including more than 1,000 varieties of perennials. Purple Dome New England asters deflect mildew and disease as their deep-purple petals flutter toward the sun ($9.95/1-gal. pot), and the long yellow leaves and nubby black centers of black-eyed susans attract butterflies ($9.95/1-gal. pot). Meanwhile, golden-ruffled Fooled Me daylilies trick gullible bumblebees into thinking they are local honey superstores ($12.95/1-gal. pot). Tufts of hardy fall mums brighten yards with weeks of autumnal yellow, orange, burgundy, and pink blossoms ($9.95/10" pot).
Romence Gardens & Greenhouses
For more than 75 years spanning three generations, the Romence family has sourced and grown plants and shrubs. The garden specialists tend to 1,000+ varieties of perennials, annuals, and smaller trees that peacefully cohabitate six acres of greenhouse space, ensuring that each specimen receives a proper diet of sunshine, water, and fertilizer. Whether tailoring gardening advice for homeowners or commercial gardeners, the green-thumbed experts suggest appropriate plants and provide insight on design all while making considerations for light and pests.
In addition to vegetative life forms, the independent garden center contains a selection of tools and decorative items for indoor and outdoor planting projects. The online plant library provides a full biography on each specimen, including its Latin name, nickname, and alma mater. Romence Gardens & Greenhouses extends delivery services for local orders based on flat rates determined by each plant's likelihood of motion sickness.