Fantastic plants and where to find them

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There is no greater joy for plant lovers than going on a plant shopping spree. Though exciting, it might be scary for beginners who need help figuring out how or where to get started with quality plant purchases at reasonable prices. If you’re facing the same problem, we advise you to take a trip to the nearest local nursery!

1.   Happier and healthier plants

The benefit of shopping at a local nursery or garden centre is you can rest assured that the plants you bought have been well-adapted to the region’s climate. The nurseries only import the plant species that can acclimate and thrive in the local environment. Even if they decide to purchase non-native plant species, they will still take good care of those plants and only put them on sale when they have successfully accommodated the climate here. Nurseries do this to ensure the health and quality of their plants. They always want the plants to be in the best condition when they arrive home with their new plant parents!

Most of the time, the plants you buy from a nursery or a plant store will be healthier, stronger, bushier, and more robust!

You’ll absolutely get exactly what you’ve paid for. Since the staff at the nurseries are plant enthusiasts with a strong understanding of plant physiology, they will ensure that the plants under their supervision are free of pests and diseases. So, you can be confident that the plants you bring home from nurseries and plant stores are in their best and healthiest state.

2.   Learn to spot a thriving plant yourself

Sometimes, sadly, even though the staff had tried their best, it’s still challenging for them to provide adequate care for every single plant at a large nursery daily. Unwanted risks, such as taking home a plant with undetectable pests and diseases, might arise. So when plant shopping, you must keep a few things in mind to choose the most beautiful and vigorous plant to take home!

Try to become your own plant expert and pick yourself the most thriving plant baby.

A plant’s health can be primarily judged by its lush and bushy appearance. Keep an eye out for any signs of new growth. If a plant is in optimal living conditions, it constantly pushes out new leaves, buds, stems, or even flowers. Avoid any plants with brown or yellow spots on their leaves, as well as any plant pots with either soggy soil or soil that has dried out. Also, carefully check each leaf and its underside for signs of pests or diseases. If you don’t know how to do it on your own, don’t hesitate to ask the available staff to have a look at them for you.

3.   Reach out and connect with your community

One of the most rewarding aspects of gardening is getting to share your successes and knowledge with fellow green thumbs. A local nursery is a fantastic place to reach out and connect with your plant community members! The people here love hearing stories about gardening and are always willing to share their experiences with you. The truth is, workers in nurseries and garden centres are no different from you in any way. They, too, plant the seeds of appreciation for nature, just like you. But they eventually turned their passion into a full-time profession.

You’re missing out if you have yet to experience the joy of making new plant friends at your local nursery!

Also, most plants at the nurseries are often seeded or propagated by the seller themselves. They devote a great deal of time to caring for their plant collection. That’s why they know as much about their plants! So, you can always consult and trust the advice of these nursery staff on how to care for plants.

After all, the most important thing is having a good time while you’re at it.

Happy Gardening!

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