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Garden centers for quality houseplants

Posted by jansy1985 ON (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 4, 13 at 16:49

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.


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

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RE: Garden centers for quality houseplants

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

RE: Garden centers for quality houseplants

Thanks, Lanna! Will pay them a visit

RE: Garden centers for quality houseplants

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

RE: Garden centers for quality houseplants

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 :)

RE: Garden centers for quality houseplants

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.

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