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Buying Plants Online Is Easy and Fun
If you are new to gardening, deciding which plants to buy can be a bewildering experience. However, you can find many useful suggestions to buying plants for your garden throughout the internet.
Mail-order and online is an increasingly easy way to buy plants and they are delivered straight to your home, not to mention the convenience of armchair shopping. Buying plants online is one of the best ways to find desirable perennials and shrubs that are hard to source locally.
Online garden suppliers should be able to provide useful information, such as hardiness zone and growing information, so you can tell if a plant can handle your climate.
Tips for ordering plants and flowers online:
- Be sure that your order is clearly written or correctly selected.
- Be sure that the plants or flowers ordered are available.
- Order early and make sure that the delivery date does not conflict with the florist's delivery schedule.
- Give specific information, including a return address.
- Order flower online from florists who control their own delivery.
As you browse through the plant website or thumb through the glossy pages of the mail order catalogue, you'll more than likely see several plants that you just "have to have." It is part of what makes buying plants fun. Just earmark the pages and put those plants down on your wish list.
Buying the right plant online involves getting the name right. Botanical names do not change and they are especially important when ordering. A plant named ‘tarragon’ can be true French Tarragon (Artemsia dracunculus); it can be Russian Tarragon, a weed (Artemesia dracunculoides); or it could be Mexican Tarragon, which is a marigold (Tagetes lucida).
Sometimes is important knowing when your plants will be delivered. A northern nursery may not transport perennials until the weather in the north is mild. For southern gardeners, this may be too close to the hot season for the plants to succeed. If you are from the north and you order plants from the south, they may arrive before the frost has left the area and you will have to keep the plant indoors until your weather improves. Some of the larger nurseries will ship when it is the best time for customer location, so check the company policy before you order.
For more information about buying plants online including Bedding Plants, Container Plants and more please visit www.plantconnection.co.uk.
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