Nothing like a local nursery visit to get a clearer, ahem, picture of what actually grows in a region...not what corporate entities think you want to buy. Today, we headed out with a trunk full of empty plastic pots (they recycle the larger ones...which is great).
One of my favorite things about our nursery--besides the fact that they have several massive green houses full of stuff that they start on site (they're renowned for their African violets)--is the sign behind the register that reads (in scrawling script on an big piece of poster board--real authentic):
We do not guarantee plants to live.
Cracks me up every time that I see it. Please buy local when you can.
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