were once considered little more than lavish lawn ornaments, like moats or children. Acquire new yard jewellery with today's Groupon: for $20,
you get $40 worth of plants and gardening supplies at Pépinière Jasmin in Saint-Laurent.
Pépinière Jasmin's staff of gardening wizards direct customers toward a lush selection of plants, soil, tools, and decorations suited for every scale of gardening endeavour. Begin with a firm foundation for lawn-gnome golf courses with topsoils and planting mixes ($30–$40). Seed sowers can also bedeck yards in bursts of colour with flowers such as the Abbaye de Cluny apricot-coloured roses ($25) or a trellis-scaling gooseberry bush ($20). Then, weigh down renegade wheelbarrows with gardening tools and garden accessories such as decorative pots and fountains to complement both indoor and outdoor spaces. Novice green thumbs who shop Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays in May and June can take advantage of free consultations with landscape architects to discuss gardening tips or the feasibility of converting a bird bath into a bird jacuzzi.
The Groupon Guide to: Children's Entertainment
Everyone knows children's birthday parties are only thrown so parents can show off their status, largesse, and access to the city's top-flight child entertainers. So, why settle for a phoned-in magician or standard juggler? Here are some off-the-beaten-path kids' acts that are sure to please:
- Sleepwalking Tina
- The Lice-Check Mobile
- Lars, the easily bruised man
- Jowel and E-Thaan (Coen brothers lookalikes)
- Children's metal band Wyndesocke
- Videogames the Clown
- Vaguely musical dog Kibblesmith
- Vroom-Vroom, the car you can throw rocks at