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Buying Plants Locally

With the rising trend in locally grown food, it's not surprising that gardeners are now interested in buying plants locally as well.

One advantage is that plants grown in the Southeast are already adapted to our hot and humid growing conditions. This means that they have a better chance of survival and that you'll have put the right plant in the right place.

Also, locally grown plants don't have to travel very far to get from the grower to your neighborhood nursery. This saves on fuel and could save you money.

Buying plants from Florida nurseries also means that you're supporting Florida's independent business owners. So the next time you shop for plants, check the plant tags or ask the sales staff for information on where the plants were grown.