Support our local businesses as you shop for plants

rows of plants
Photo by Connie Oswald Stofko

by Connie Oswald Stofko

When you’re looking for plants, turn to your local garden centers. They often have interesting plants that you can’t get in the big box stores.

More important, many of the garden centers are growers, too. They know about plants and have folks on staff who can answer your questions. For example, if you say you don’t want to spend a lot of time maintaining your garden, they’ll know to steer you to plants that don’t need much watering or deadheading.

You can find local gardening businesses by clicking on any of the ads you see on this site, or by going to our Gardening Directory.

If you want to find a particular plant, contact garden centers directly. Each garden center has its own specialties. They try different things, too, so their stock varies from year to year.

And of course, while they may have dozens of specimens of a particular plant on hand one week, the next week they could be sold out. You can find contact information for many garden centers in our Gardening Directory.

And when you stop in, please tell them that you heard about them through!

2 Comments on “Support our local businesses as you shop for plants

  1. Mike, Whenever you want to know what garden centers have a particular plant in stock, it’s best to contact them directly. Every garden center carries different items, and what it has in stock changes throughout the year. Go to our Gardening Directory and, at the top, choose the category “Garden centers & stores.” And please let them know that you found them through!

  2. Where is the best place (in WNY) to get a couple of spiral boxwoods. I need somewhat mature plants as I am replacing a couple of pom-pom junipers that are about 15 years old.

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