We'd like to take a moment and say thank you to those of you who choose to shop at local, independent garden centers. We're aware that our prices are slightly higher than our big box competitors, but our expertise and quality of plant material isn't even comparable. The independent garden center industry takes a bigger and bigger hit from large competitors each year, and as consumers are tightening up their wallets, it gets harder to keep up. By shopping at garden centers, you choose to spend your money locally.

But if quality is important to you, the wise decision is to choose an independent garden center. We are the experts, the gardener who lives down the street, the plant enthusiast who has 30 different perennials in their landscape and the green thumb who grows the most delicious tomatoes. And we're waiting here, eager and willing to help you become a better gardener. We're more than gardeners; we exist to help foster a love of horticulture and the natural world.

Thank you, thank you, thank you! The independent garden center is a slice of Americana that we hope will carry on forever.