With the imminent arrival of fall, I can’t wait to get to the nursery to choose plants for some empty spots in my landscape. Each year, I do an inventory or audit of my garden and look at plants that are struggling or just not adding much to my outdoor space.
|Plant nursery at The Living Desert Museum in Palm Desert, CA|
|Foxglove for sale in front of an Arizona big box store nursery. This lovely perennial is not the easiest plant to grow in the desert garden.|
1. Avoid impulse buys.
2. Smaller sizes can be better.
3. Avoid plants that have been in their containers too long.
4. Select healthy plants.
5. Select plants that are grown locally whenever possible.