While mainly cultivated for decoration, plants are also useful for providing shade and repelling pesky dirt-eating neighbors. Stock your lawn with defensive greenery with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of plants and gardening supplies at Three Bees Nursery, in the Richmond District.
Bursting with greenery and the amenable staff that cares for it, Three Bees aims to guide visitors to the realization of their individual gardening dreams. Stroll amid lush rows of plants to select yard-adorning blooms, such as 4-inch annuals ($1.99) and quart-size perennials ($4.99), to sculpt intriguing garden geography, or inhale the aromas of silken arrays of rose varieties, including crimson bouquet and Julia Child ($21.99)—scentedly sitting in three-gallon peat pots. Soft-skin hands can seek protection from snagging thorns and teething evergreens within sturdy nitrile-coated Atlas Gloves ($7.99). Satisfy aromatic herbal cravings with hardy lavender and rosemary plants ($7.99), which spread their roots to grow tall in one-gallon containers, or with the distinctive scent of a large sage plant ($25.99) in a five-gallon container. Horticulturalists seeking to set space curfews on rebellious plants can sow their stems within terra-cotta pots from 3 to 14 inches wide ($0.79–$18.89) or pigmented glazed pottery in 5.5-inch and 7.5-inch varieties ($6.49–$12.79). Three Bees also offers consultation services and advice to new gardeners, preventing rookie mistakes of planting petunias in the sink, sprinkling fertilizer atop pesky rabbits, or sowing what you reap.