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After receiving a doctorate in horticulture from the University of Maryland, Dan Eltzroth founded Eltzroth & Thompson Greenhouses with his wife, Carol. Over the course of more than 40 years, their plant emporium has expanded to include two sites, five growing acres, 11 warmed greenhouses, and one magical beanstalk. Today, the next generation of Eltzroths outfit gardeners with eye-catching plants ranging from rhododendrons and azaleas to fig trees and blueberry bushes. In addition to supplying plants, the Eltzroths also hand out gardening tips, assemble floral arrangements for special events, and offer landscape design on a limited basis.

1686 Monacan Trail Rd
Charlottesville,
VA
US

Rare and eco-friendly, organic tulips make up only 25 acres out of the 25,000 acres in Holland devoted to growing the flower that powers their nation. The sustainable variety is able to soak up more nutrients, making them stronger and less likely to catch disease or become pest infested. As one of the only American sources for the coveted vase filler, EcoTulips provides tulips grown in organic soil that is only used once every seven years. This year marks the first annual event celebrating the beloved bloom, with 40,000 planted to create a 10,000-square-foot pick-your-own garden experience. Stop by from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays without an appointment, or call ahead to schedule a picking time on weekdays. EcoTulips also recommends that you call ahead to ensure that the tulips are in full bloom before you embark on your gardening experience.

3320 Lillards Ford Road
Madison,
VA
US

Inspired by early 20th century chili parlors, Hard Times Cafe aims to preserve the tradition of delectable, hearty fare served in a friendly, lively community eatery. Elevate taste buds to new heights with an order of legendary grilled wings in one of five flavors, including original Texas, chili-lime, honey-barbecue, and eternity ($8.99 per order). Hard Times Cafe serves four distinct varieties of chili. The authentic chili mac is served over spaghetti with your choice of accouterments ($7.49–$8.89). Burgers, sliders, and chili dogs are easily transportable by hand or hovercraft, and savory steaks and other suppertime favorites provide more refined nourishment options. To reward you for your literary prowess, every Groupon reader who texts HTCGRP to 59925 gets an additional coupon good for one order of bar nachos. Combine this offer with a Groupon, or save it for a subsequent visit.

4806 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Fredericksburg,
VA
US

The Healthy Back Store's mission is to provide the best solutions for a healthier lifestyle through restorative comfort, exercise and ergonomics.

1676 Carl D Silver Pkwy
Fredericksburg,
VA
US

As a regional manufacturer distributing products within a 500-mile radius, McCormick Paints takes a leadership position in truly green manufacturing and distribution by reducing energy, fuel and emissions in the delivery of products to the marketplace. McCormick Paints operates 24 retail store locations.

4715 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Fredericksburg,
VA
US

A dealer with a snooze-smart sales staff, Mt. Vernon Sleep Galleries stocks its showrooms with a wide array of slumber surfaces and accessories. Shoppers can flop down upon more than 45 demo mattresses to decide which best suits their nocturnal needs, with queen-sized pillow-top sets starting at $299.99 and matriarch-sized memory-foam sets starting at $499.99. Future commanders of the USS Enterprise like the log-storing drawers under a captain's bed($239.99 for a twin frame), while siblings, BFFs, and president/vice president duos favor a stacked siesta in a bunk bed ($199.99+ for metal, $249.99+ for wood). A cruise through the corral of futons reveals metal ($199.99+) and wood ($299.99+) breeds, both complete with standard mattresses.

3500 Plank Rd
Fredericksburg,
VA
US