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Buying Plants Tips and Tricks

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There are several good practices for buying plants, such as keeping receipts for replacements, buying discounted plants, and making sure the plants you choose are the best choice for your garden. This is a guide about buying plants tips and tricks.
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May 22, 2017

I was at our local nursery yesterday afternoon, looking for a plant for our backyard. I decided on azaleas, but took photos of others I would eventually like to buy, along with the planting info. I plan to keep these in a file in my email folders so I can refer back to it when I'm ready to plant again.

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July 12, 2017

To choose the most healthy plant of a lot, look under the pot, the roots must be at least beginning to come out of the holes of the pot. Checking the root growth will also help you avoid one of the classic tricks to make you pay more for getting less.

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June 5, 2017

Save receipts when you buy plants at Home Depot. My basil plant died a couple of weeks after I purchased it. Because I saved the receipt, I got a new one. I'm sure other places do this as well.

Save Receipts When Purchasing Plants - small basil plant

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August 1, 2017

Pick out and buy plants that are not yet in bloom. They will flower longer. If you do buy a plant in bloom, pinch off the flowers and buds at planting time to encourage more profuse flowering.

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December 20, 20160 found this helpful

This is a guide about buying houseplants. When choosing houseplants, as much research and care in choosing those best suited to your home environment is needed, as when buying garden plants.

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May 30, 20130 found this helpful

This guide is about buying bedding plants. It is important to keep a few things in mind when purchasing plants for your yard and garden.

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April 24, 20130 found this helpful

This is a guide about saving money on plants. Plants for your yard and garden can be expensive.

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