grandpasrose
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Location: Quesnel, BC, Canada - Zone 4a

I have always shopped at my local nurseries for plants and skipped the big stores. Not just because they usually have inferior, forced plants, that have not been taken care of since they left where ever they were shipped from. I also prefer to support my local economy, and the hardworking people in my own community who have taken to trouble to experiment and learn what will grow and what works in my area!! Alot of what is shipped into the big stores is bulk shipped everywhere, regardless if it is appropriate for your area or not. :wink:
VAL
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opabinia51
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Good on you Grandparose. 8) The less shopping at Big Box stores and the more shopping at locally owned businesses the better. At least in my books it is. :wink:

FutureGreenThumb
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Location: St. Petersburg, FL

I was sad to learn hydrangeas are just about impossible to keep here :cry: yet some of the big chains carried them. Go figure. I used to buy plants without really researching them; I figured if they were for sale, they would work in my region. Then they would die and I would blame myself. Now I know I was just picking the wrong plants based on what was available.

grandpasrose
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Location: Quesnel, BC, Canada - Zone 4a

But they got your money, and it didn't stay in your community!
It's a lesson we have all had to learn. :wink:
VAL (Grandpa's Rose)
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Hear, hear! 8)

Scott



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