Presenting loved ones with a bouquet of freshly picked flowers expresses more thoughtfulness than giving them a fistful of uprooted grass or gently blowing dandelion seeds in their face while they sleep. Exemplify the finer points of plant giving with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of flowers and gifts at The Magic Garden.
The florally gifted team at The Magic Garden creates vivid, versatile arrangements of fresh blooms, earning third place in the eighth annual Florist Exhibition–People's Choice Award at the Flower & Vegetable Show in Monroe County. Brighten up a birthday party, baby shower, or sensory-deprivation tank with a duckling-yellow My Little Chickadee vase brimming with yellow spray roses, daisies, and chrysanthemums, or save up the yields from a Money Tree, a sleek Pachira arranged with moss and stones in a modern, square container ($35). The orange roses, birch, and white ghost figurine of a Ghostly Gardens arrangement make an appropriate centerpiece for an autumn dinner party ($37.95), or the hot pink carnations, matsumoto asters, red carnations, and orange roses of a How Sweet It Is bouquet ($39.95) add an air of romance to anniversaries and bumblebee-hunting sessions.