On Sun, 29 Feb 2004 16:51:14 -0600, heppiechik wrote:
Depending on what you are ordering, you may be better off buying from a
good nursery near your home. You may pay more but the theory is that you
will be buying better quality plants.
Establish good rapport and a good nursery will do its best to give you top
quality product AND service, both of which gardeners need.
Besides, it's only money.
Can anyone recommend a web site to order plants from that is reasonable
Unfortunately, not always an option for those of us in northern, rural
areas. We're left with the options of Walmart type "greenhouses" or catalog
and internet orders. I have "nursery" envy!! :-)
On Tue, 02 Mar 2004 09:40:27 -0700, Lisa Hurley wrote:
Having worked in a nursery for a summer, I saw folks who travelled several
hundred miles for perennials. Personally I think that's too far, but
making plant acquisition part of a vacation or other trip isn't such a bad
I'm in the southwest and sort of have the same problem that you do...not
enough nearby nurseries to choose from. Try this site:
http://gardenwatchdog.com /. They list and have customer ratings of lots
of garden sites. You might also try Ebay. I was surprised to see that
they had some nice plants available for sale. Just be sure that you
check the customer satisfaction rating of the seller you buy from. I
have gotten some pretty nice hard-to-find plants from there. You can do
a search for the particular plants you are interested in.
<shudder> I got stuck in a room with someone who had patchuli oil on
and I about threw up before I could get air again. I'd never heard of
it before then, and since then whenever I see the word, I remember the
smell.. I sure hope the plant is better than the smell! ;-)
Not all patchouli smells the same (I'm an ol' hippie) so you got to be
careful and one tiny microdrop is enough to apply. I had a patchouli plant a
few years ago but it died.
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