Video: Best Tips for Shopping Local Garden Centers

Exterior designer Catherine Arensberg shares tips for selecting the right plants from your local nursery.

Stepping into a nursery to shop for plants can be overwhelming, which is why I’m a HUGE advocate for shopping local. Beyond keeping money and support within our community’s economy, local nurseries and garden centers grow and sell plants that will grow in our environment (versus a big box store which may have them shipped from another part of the country and look pretty in store but won’t live long in our environment after purchase). These local garden centers also staff people who have a lot of experience with the plants they are selling and are passionate about helping you pick the right plant for your light, soil and water conditions. Watch this month’s video for a few tips on how to take cues from your own local garden center to find a plant that will work for your home’s conditions.

Catherine Arensberg is an exterior designer who specializes in finding ways to create your ultimate outdoor space, no matter the budget. Learn more here:

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