Tips for Buying Plants

Once you know which plants you'd like to add to your garden, keep this checklist handy as you shop.

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When buying plants at a garden center or nursery, take the list of those you want with you, and try to stick to it. Remember, perennials look best planted in groups of three or more, while shrubs will need space to grow.

Garden centers often stock a large range of plants, but only a small selection of each species. For a greater choice, use specialty nurseries; many offer mail-order or online service.

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