Checked out Laughing Buddha Nursery today
It is at 4516 Clearview Pkwy in Metarie, right across the street from Charvet's Nursery (a big nursery with a mean parrot and a lot of cool trees. Keep your distance from the red macaw!)
Laughing Buddha is small but interesting with a lot of things you would otherwise have to buy online (and pay godawful shipping on.) They also have hydroponic supplies in case you need them. They have a LOT of organic stuff (they are trying to get their chef's garden certified organic.)
They also have various Composters. Yes, they do.
Why no one else does is a mystery to me.
oh, phone # is 504-887-4336.