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new orleans tropicals

Posted by marybright 7 (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 9, 12 at 7:47

I'm visiting a friend in New Orleans in January and would like to take her a rhizomatous begonia. Do you know of a good greenhouse or plant shop in the city?


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RE: new orleans tropicals

Hmmm, I came here to ask the same question. We're going there again at the end of March. This time I'll be there on a weekday and REALLY want to plant-shop! Have you found anything, or has your trip come and gone already?


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RE: new orleans tropicals

Looks like it's a secret nobody wants to share... I've found a few places virtually. Not sure visiting all of them will be possible.

Sunken Gardens
Banting's
the Plant Gallery
Urban Roots
Harold's


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RE: new orleans tropicals

Well Harold's is amazing, very close to downtown/French quarter. I didn't have time to visit the other stores, but anyone looking for plants in NOLA would do well to try Harold's. I didn't even see all of the displays. Once I had loaded my cart to budget capacity, we left, other stops on the agenda...


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RE: new orleans tropicals

Bantings, urban roots and Harold's are all super amazing.
Bantings is great if you want something like old tea roses, local citrus trees and/or now these fabulous olive trees that are almost bonsai like..urban roots is close, local and has a good selection and beautiful terrariums and it's own chicken shed, bunny hutch and turtles...Harold's is a bit further away for me but good when I want to wander and hunt and peck :) great orchid selection.

Here is a link that might be useful: Probably the best bet for tropicals and local plants


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Sounds like you must have an awesome collection of plants, Irish! Do you have a balcony?

Through much debate and soul-searching, we decided to skip NOLA this year. It would have been an easier decision if also not getting to visit one or more of these awesome stores was not a factor. Almost tipped the scale the other way!


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