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So, my favorite local plant nursery, which has been around for eons, and at which I remember romping about the rows of plants and riding about on the rolling plant wagon as my parents shopped, has closed.

I believe the correct term is WAH. ;_;

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Date: 2006-01-08 01:09 am (UTC)
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The same has happened here. ;_; There isn't a single nursery in our area anymore (aside from one that's just for commercial use, boooo), which I blame on how many damn Home Depots and Lowes we have around here. They've squeezed out all the real nurseries.

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Date: 2006-01-08 03:59 am (UTC)
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You know, I think you're completely right. There are so many places with 'garden centers' around here now that people just go to those instead of the really neat places. It makes me sad. All they really carry at those sorts of places are 'standard' plants from what I can tell, nothing really unique or different. I've never seen Home Depot or Lowes carry cool things like interesting rose cultivars or nifty vines or columbines or anything like that, which just isn't as fun. And they have no wagons to ride in neither. ;_;

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Date: 2006-01-08 04:05 am (UTC)
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It bugs me to no end because they carry all different kinds of flowers, but not much of a variety in anything else. It's the trees I miss the most. Particularly because we've got an evergreen we have to take out because it's dying, and I wanted to get an awesome shade tree to replace it. I've been thinking ginkgo, but now with all the nurseries gone, we'll have to drive all over the place to find one.

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Date: 2006-01-09 03:00 am (UTC)
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Yeah, it's pretty sad. The ones around here also have a really limited selection of trees. Lots of common flowers and a bunch of things that are really more indoor plants than anything else, but not much in the way of trees and the like. All they really have are the more common trees (Bradford...pears...urgggggh).

I really hope you'll be able to find a ginkgo. <3 Despite the fact that they're trying to take over my school, I love love looove them. They're so pretty and botanically interesting. What you might want to do is take a look around online. I poked around and found some places that look fairly decent as far as selection, and a couple of them look like they have ginkgos. I've ordered shrubs once or twice from online/catalog nurseries, and have gotten pretty good results from them. I've found that when it comes to woody perennials, they can usually be shipped through the mail okay with a low chance of them being killed.

Unless I can find a suitable local nursery alternative, I'll probably need to switch to online places to get my interesting plant fix.

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