When yards are left to nature, squirrels quickly take over, commandeering the lawn for games of capture the flag and using acorns as ammunition against intruders. Reclaim dominion over your environment with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of plants, flowers, and more at Tower Perennial Gardens on East Jamieson Road.
With a collection of more than 5,000 perennials as well as a selection of trees, shrubs, annuals, vegetables, and herbs, Tower Perennial Gardens furnishes all the finery needed to transform a yard into a garden. Add a scent with a gallon lavender plant ($4.99) or stimulate shady settings with hardy hostas. Calamagrostis 'Overdam,’ an ornamental grass with feathery plumes, hides boring fences but may incite fits of jealousy from the lawn ($14.95). Annuals can be tucked behind the ears of garden gnomes and catatonic chipmunks to provide bursts of brightness to outdoor living spaces ($3.99+), and herbs ($0.99+) and heirloom tomatoes ($5.95) tempt even committed city dwellers to haul out the overalls. The Groupon value may also be used toward bigger purchases, such as a laurel ($39.95), conifer ($29.95+), or columnar apple ($39).
Located on eight pastoral acres, Tower Perennial Gardens hosts multiple display gardens, including rose, sun, and shade gardens, that provide dirt devotees with ideas for their own domains. The knowledgeable staff can suggest plants and plans that will convert gardens into works of art ranging in difficulty from paint-by-number to Picasso.
Tower Perennial Gardens
Oftentimes, hobbies are neglected when more serious work comes calling—like a career in clinical psychology. But for Alan Tower, it was the contrary, as he quit his practice to dedicate himself to a lifelong hobby that germinated as a mail-order nursery. Eight years later, he established Tower Perennial Gardens, and went on to serve as chair for the American Hosta Society convention and founder of the Spokane Hosta Society.
Today, Tower Perennial Gardens is home to thousands of varieties of plants, trees, and flowers, which spread across 8 scenic acres and originate from every continent except Antarctica—by decree of Santa Claus. Myriad display gardens showcase cacti, shade plants, and flowering trees to provide inspiration for green-thumbed visitors. But for non-DIY customers, Tower’s team of professionals enthusiastically offers its services to forge a lush landscape from scratch or restore a rundown garden to its former glory.