Buying plants thru online suppliers vs. big box or local stands
I notice that annual flower plants are available at the places I like and have ordered seeds from for years, first through catalogs, and now online. But they're more than double the price of what I can find locally, if not more.
Do you think there's better quality from the seed companies? I know there are more specific varieties to choose from. But are the ones from the plain old local big box places that much inferior?
I do buy certain things from a lovely little family biz that has great quality stuff, but their offerings are limited.
I'm going back and forth with myself on this! I need some more experienced advice. Your thoughts? Buy plants online?
Thanks in advance for any feedback. :)