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Old Yesterday, 10:01 PM
 
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I do lots of shopping of my plants through flower magazines.....have you seen the prices this year? Your eyes are going to come out........very-high- prices. I a going to submit my choice of plants tomorrow......
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Old Today, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I enjoy looking at the catalogues for ideas, but unless it’s a very hard to get plant, I just get it locally.

For example, I think it’s White Flower Farm has lovely planter arrangements, but who would pay a bunch of money, plus shipping, for plants you can get anywhere? Not me.

I have a favorite online nursery that is in my state and offers “free” shipping. If I want a specific plant, I get it there, and the plants always do well because they are grown here.
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Old Today, 07:04 AM
 
Location: NC
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New cultivars tend to be more expensive because a lot of resources go into identifying new traits, maintaining and testing the traits for stability and growth zones, and multiplying the plants up so there is enough to sell.

Lots of behind the scenes work.

Then there are plant patents so that someone else can’t just come along right after, multiply the costly plants and reap the benefits.
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Old Today, 10:10 AM
 
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I do lots of shopping of my plants through flower magazines.....have you seen the prices this year? Your eyes are going to come out........very-high- prices. I a going to submit my choice of plants tomorrow......
Why not swap divisions with a friend? It's just about 100% more affordable.
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Old Today, 11:16 AM
 
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Why not swap divisions with a friend? It's just about 100% more affordable.
Not one of my friends is a gardener......
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Old Today, 11:36 AM
 
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Not one of my friends is a gardener......
You can get cuttings online.
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Old Today, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Old Hippie Heaven
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Not one of my friends is a gardener......
Then you clearly need to hang out with gardeners and make a couple new friends! Most places have garden clubs. Another good way to meet more gardeners is to take the Master Gardener program in your area.

Plant people are the best. It's well worth seeking them out.
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