Without plants, there would be no oxygen and nothing to prevent bunnies from discovering that humans taste delicious. Savor botany’s contributions to our species with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of plants and garden accessories at Viaduct Gardens in Waterloo.
Nestled in the shade of the Waterloo water tower, Viaduct Gardens’ greenhouses shelter a leafy roster of annuals, perennials, and hardy hybrids from growers such as Proven Winners. More than 75 impatiens blossom in the gardens’ nutrient-rich soils, and more than 50 varieties of succulents store moisture in their spiny husks for future droughts and water-balloon fights. The nursery specializes in geraniums, hosting more than 50 varieties in a separate greenhouse. Annuals blossom in foursomes that vary according to the current season ($1.99), and clusters of petite flowers extend their colorful appendages from 4.5-inch plants ($3.89). Hanging 10-inch foliage baskets ($19.95) brighten up home gardens and conceal bees on clandestine missions to capture owner Cindi Hansen’s most prized flowers.
Viaduct Gardens’ greenhouse brims with thriving flora for yards and homes. The garden center carries plants that range from annuals and perennials to fruits and roses. It also stocks plant-related accessories, including hanging baskets, tiered planters, and “plant heads”—planters that resemble people heads.