Garden centers for quality houseplants

jansy1985(5a)August 4, 2013

Hi All
I am very new to houseplants (any kind of plant life in general :) ) and was wondering if anyone had suggestions for decent nurseries/garden centers for houseplants around Toronto.

I started off with small Sansevieria and an aloe plant from Loblaws. I later realized these were not well cared and were over-priced. Visited Metro, Walmart and Canadian Tire as well - not much selection there either. I am searching for a Calathea now but can't seem to find it anywhere - not sure if I missed the seasonal window or if I am not visiting the right places. I'd appreciate any suggestions you could share.

Thanks!

This post was edited by jansy1985 on Sun, Aug 4, 13 at 16:50

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ianna(Z5b)

any established nurseries would have quality plants. Try Sheridans for example.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2013 at 9:51AM
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jansy1985(5a)

Thanks, Lanna! Will pay them a visit

    Bookmark   August 5, 2013 at 12:40PM
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diane_v_44(Z6)

Another garden centre much liked and with a huge variety of very good plants is Humber nursery

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 1:22PM
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jansy1985(5a)

Thanks, Diane!
I also noticed most garden centers are now offering clearance on tropical/perennial house plants. I still couldn't find a Calathea but was able to grab a baby red veined prayer plant, dieffenbachia and a croton :)

    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 7:07PM
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blackgavotte(5aNS)

I would be MOST impressed if anyone can tell me where I can find a Canadian store who can send me an Aspidistra !!!!!! They seem as scarce as hen's teeth. I am living in Nova Scotia.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2013 at 6:38AM
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