A visit to Story's in Freehold, NY
Up on Route 32 in the Catskill's. I was there last month when nothing was out and settled for a variegated cornus mas. This trip I got perennials.
They had tree peonies at very reasonable prices for tree peonies, that is - quite a few for $26.95. And some yellow ones to die for.
Starter perennials at very reasonable prices and the cost of the bigger ones wasn't all that bad.
And, finally, a gold leaved spirea with white flowers.
And while you're there - try the Mountainview Brasserie further up Route 32. Truly great food.