Confused on where to buy your plants?
The decision can get a little hairy when you have so many choices
available. We'll try to break it down here to make the process a
little easier so you can feel confident in your online plant buying
First of all, do some thorough searching
to make sure you get the best deals on your plants. The best deals
on plants doesn't always mean the lowest prices. Nursery A may look
like a good deal, while Nursery B may offer larger more healthy
plants at comparable prices. If a deal looks too good to be true,
then it's probable that it is. There are a few exceptions to this
rule, but that will come in a later article on buying plants. Online,
you have many resources available to you to check out Nursery Dealers.
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to see how particular Plant Nurseries rate in the eyes of buyers
like yourself. Once you find a Plant Nursery that interests you
further, then it's on to the buying process.
Once you decide where to buy your plants,
it's time to decide which plants are right for your landscape. As
you browse through the Plant Nursery website or thumb through the
glossy pages of the mail order catalog., you'll more than likely
see several plants that you just "have to have." Don't worry, we
all do it and it's part of what makes buying plants fun. Just earmark
the pages and put those plants down on your wish list. Be sure and
let your family and friends know what plants interest you and you
may receive some of those plants as gifts for birthdays and special
occasions. It's all part of the fun of gardening.
Now, back to the decision making process. Are the
plants you're looking to buy going to fit into your landscape theme?
Are you in the right zone to grow the plants you're looking to buy?
Will the plants be small or large enough for their intended purpose?
Are you going to be ready for the plants when they arrive or will
you be running around like mad while your poor plants bake in the
afternoon sun? It's important to think about these things before
you buy your plants. Be like a Boy Scout when it comes to buying
plants: Be Prepared.
Plants that are bare root are normally
sent in the Spring and Fall. Container grown plants can be shipped
safely almost year-round. Once your plants arrive, it's up to you
to make sure they get the best of care before and after they're
planted. Most nursery stock comes complete with planting and growing
instructions. If it doesn't, there are a plethora of resources available
on the internet to guide you in the right direction. Try your best
to get your plants into the ground as soon as possible and make
sure to follow the plant nursery's instructions to get your plants
started off on the right foot. Be sure to water your plants regularly
during their first year in the ground, too.
If you ever have a question about buying
plants online, always feel free to
us and we'll do our best to lead you in the right direction.
And thank you again for visiting Bluegrass Gardens ...where Garden
Dreams come alive.
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