“Where do you recommend I go to buy plants?” This is one question that I’m often asked by desert dwellers.
The choices that people have for purchasing plants range from a locally owned nursery, a nursery chain, or a big box store.
So which is best? Well, that depends on the situation. So, I am going to give you my recommendations based on different factors.
|Big Box Store Nursery|
When I need perennials, shrubs, succulents, or trees, you’ll find me at my favorite local nursery. They grow most of their nursery stock, so I know that it is adapted to the climate.
While traveling to areas with similar climates to mine, I take time to see if they have any specialty nurseries and take time to visit.
I do need to confess that my favorite place to find plants is not at a nursery, but at my botanical garden’s seasonal plant sale. They have hard to find plants, and I know that whatever plants I come home with will do well in my garden.
Regardless of where you shop for your plants, I highly recommend researching plants ahead of time.