Without plants, there would be no oxygen and nothing to prevent bunnies from discovering that humans taste delicious. Distract floppy-eared predators with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of indoor plants at The Garden House in San Mateo.
A team of green-thumbed gurus assists customers in navigating The Garden House's labyrinth of potted plants to find new stemmed friends. Clients can clothe naked corners of the room with ferns (4” pot, $5.99–$6.99) and hide unfinished murals of a neighbor’s face behind tubs of orchid varieties, such as phalaenopsis, oncidiums, ondontoglossum, and miltonias (3" pot, $18; 4” pot, $28–$32). Violets add a shock of color to drab dinner-table centerpieces; dracaenas and ficuses add interest to bare rooms; and a heartfelt gift of incandescent white peace lilies can put an end to drawn-out pillow fights.
The Garden House
The green thumbs at The Garden House specialize in helping customers bring pops of nature to their homes with a variety of low-maintenance plants and orchids. Within the shop's sunny confines, white, violet, yellow, and speckled orchids flourish, causing the trees outside to gossip about the diets they must be on. Green leafy plants of all sizes, including lilies and palms, sprout from attractive pots, and indoor and outdoor decorations such as lanterns and botanically inspired artwork line shelves and tables. The shop's gardeners use their professional experience to answer questions and offer advice, and they can often order any desired item not currently in stock.
906 S Claremont St.
San Mateo, California 94402Get Directions