Preparing your garden for winter is the best way to keep Santa's elves from setting up a shantytown in the vegetable patch. Stave off unsettling seasonal invasions with today's Groupon to Roxbury Farm & Garden Center in Fredericksburg. Choose between the following options:
- For $6, you get $12 worth of gardening supplies.
- For $35, you get one complete home-brewing kit (a $69.99 value).
A local business for more than 75 years, Roxbury Farm & Garden Center equips gardeners with the gear they need to craft lush, leafy landscapes, as well as the materials they need to brew their own wines and ales. Customers can peruse a stock of more than 10,000 gardening necessities, such as a tree wrap, which protects bashful bark from being marred by sunscald, frost, and squirrel graffiti artists ($5.19). Invite popular winged guests to garden parties with a glass hummingbird feeder ($11.99) and repel reptilian attendees with 1.75 pounds of Snake Away ($1.75). A soft-grip Bypass pruner keeps thorns and overgrowth from destroying the yard's design, and also enables any skilled landscape artist to sculpt shrubbery into unique shapes or a life-sized tribute to the mailman ($10.59).
For first-time fermenters, a home beer-brewing kit comes with all the supplies needed to simmer up suds within the comfort of home, including a fermenter, bottling bucket, siphon, hydrometer, and bottling setup. A brewing book supplies instruction, so even the most inexperienced of malt manufacturers can impress guests with homemade brews instead of the traditional burnt quiche and pictures from recent grocery-store trips.
601 Lafayette Blvd.
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401