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As tempting as it is to take that shopping list to your nearest box store, there are many benefits to shopping at your local plant store instead. Not only can you receive expert advice and high-quality plants, but you can also support a small business in your community (and even make a few friends)
Expert Advice and Personalized Service.
One of the biggest advantages of shopping at your local plant store is the extra support you receive the moment you walk in the door. Unlike big box stores, local plant stores are often staffed by knowledgeable and passionate plant enthusiasts who can offer guidance on everything from plant selection to care and maintenance. They can also help you troubleshoot any issues you may encounter with your plants, ensuring that you get the most out of your purchase. Plus, you'll get the satisfaction of supporting a small business and contributing to your local economy.
High Quality Plants
Most box stores have a business model focused on fast sales and even faster turn over. Plants from these stores often look good just long enough to coax the inexperienced buyer, then decline just as quickly once you get them home.
A local plant store, on the other hand, builds their business on repeat customers and a good reputation.While plants are living things, and survival is never a guarantee, plants from a local plant store are often better set up to adapt to your home.
Local plant stores also have everything they need on hand to help you customize your plants set up. From helping you decide if supplemental light would be helpful, to potting your plant in a specialized soil blend, your local plant store can help you navigate the challenges of plant care with ease.
Additionally, local plant stores often source their plants from local growers, which supports the local economy and reduces the carbon footprint associated with shipping plants from far away.
Supporting Local Businesses and the Community.
Shopping at a local plant store is not just about getting high-quality plants, it’s also about supporting your community. According to the U.S. Small Business Association, Small businesses created 62% of all new jobs between 1995-2020. Shopping at your local plant store not only contributes to the local economy, it creates opportunities for people to turn their passion for plants into a paycheck.
Local businesses often give back to the community in various ways as well, such as sponsoring local events or donating to local charities. By supporting local businesses, you’re helping to create a stronger and more vibrant community for everyone.
Environmentally Conscious and Sustainable Practices.
Local plant stores often prioritize environmentally conscious and sustainable practices, which is another reason to shop local.
Many local plant stores source their plants from local vendors, reducing the carbon footprint associated with transportation. Additionally, local plant stores often use organic and sustainable growing practices, which are better for the environment and for your health. By shopping at a local plant store, you can feel good about supporting a business that cares about the environment and is working to reduce its impact on the planet.
Connecting with a Community of Plant Lovers
Many local plant shops do more than just offer a retail environment, they foster a community. Workshops, classes, and meet up all provide an opportunity to develop your plant care skills under knowledgeable guidance while connecting with other who share your passion for plants.
We even provide a terrarium bar and flower bar for walk-ins or reservations as a novel way to create and share your love of plants with your favorite people.
Local plant stores provide more than plants. They are community hubs for plant lovers of all skill levels to connect, find inspiration, and tackle the challenges that come with mastering a new skill together. When you shop at your local plant store you're positively impacting your community, connecting with others that share your passion, and