To say that no other garden center, nursery and especially the mass merchandiser's "garbage centers" can remotely compare their plant material and labor guarantees with ours is an understatement. They buy second-rate, cheap, disease- and insect-riddled surplus, "re-condition" it and pass it off onto you at less-than-retail market prices.
The chainstores and mass merchandiser's 'garbage centers' will sell you plant material (that we would only use for compost) as a (price) loss-leader, just to get you into their stores to make expensive additional purchases, such as TVs, washers and dryers, power tools etc. Does "ten for a buck!" sound familiar? Sure does, if you're buying junk plants from them. It's a "come on" and they betting that most people are stupid enough to fall for the ploy. We don't think so.
Fact is: we don't sell hardware and appliances and these places aren't qualified to sell plants.
There is no one on their staff qualified to help you with comparisons, cultural information or selections. Their idea of a "green goods manager" is someone who has cut grass at home within the past five years. Some expert.
They're so inept at caring for what plant material they do display that they throw away more than they sell because of infrequent watering, fertilizing and care. The flourescent lights that the plants are subjected to soon weaken and kill anything. A pathetic situation, indeed.
If you think you're getting a bargain with these people, you're not; you're getting screwed six ways to Monday. Remember, you always get what you pay for. Buy cheap, get cheap. Very simple and correct in every situation. And how would you even know if you were buying re-conditioned, sub-standard material? You wouldn't unless you just buy on price alone, which is the wrong way to buy anything except drywall screws or shoelaces. And of course, there is no guarantee on their plant material after it's left their store. Your fault if it fails, not theirs. Just try to return it; they don't accept returns of any kind.
Additionally, people have been referred by Longwood Gardens to us for several years now to purchase rare and unusual plants that even they don't have available. They, as well as LaDew Gardens in Maryland purchase numerous unusual plant specimens from us on an ongoing basis. No one else in the region can say that. There is no other garden center or nursery that can remotely compare with our plant material offerings. If you were here this Spring and saw our selection, you know what I mean. If you weren't, you missed out on the finest of everything.
In addition to carrying only Premium Dark Bark Mulch, we feature over 900 varieties of perennials, 200 varieties of annuals and herbs, over 100 varieties of ornamental grasses and bamboos, and more than 1600 cultivars of nursery stock, ranging from the common to the very rare, unusual and hard-to-find. Our Collector's Rare Plant Nursery has been supplying gardening enthusiasts for over seven years, and is a must for connoisseurs and serious collectors.
Our Nursery Division can supply any request from the common to very rare and unusual material. And if you need a tree or shrub moved, we feature a special team capable of easily moving anything from 1-inch to 10-inch diameter trees. Call us for a free consultation and estimate.
Our Warranty: is unmatched by anyone, anywhere, and is one (1) year from date of purchase if you install the plant material; it is five (5) years if we install the material. Call, write or email us for a complete copy of The Warranty. It's also online right here.
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