Buy Local Plants

Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum) native perennial

It is simple to taste the difference between a locally grown, freshly picked strawberry and its supermarket counterpart grown and shipped from California.  It is more complicated to tell the difference between a locally grown plant and one shipped to a big box garden store.  Although I still, on occasion, pick up a flat of pansies at the Home Depot, I prefer to buy local plants for the following reasons: