For the average consumer who wants to brighten up their yard or garden with decorative flowers, there is really only one place they need to go for all their needs. The local plants retailer will have just about everything they will need to not only get a beautiful garden started, but keep it going through the spring and summer months. The local plants retailer will have the best selection of plants native to the area you live in, the ones that are best suited for the climate in your area. These plants will not only grow, but thrive in your garden. Unlike some mega-marts who sell plants, not only from around the country, but from around the world. They will sell you plants that aren't necessarily fit for your back yard. The staff at your local plants retailer will be knowledgeable about their products, and be better able to help you find exactly what will fit your needs. The local plants retailer will also have all the fertilizer, mulch, gardening tools, and whatever else you may need to get your garden started. Though their prices may not be as low as you will find at larger stores, the quality makes the few extra dollars well worth the effort. It is at these local plants retail stores you will find the care and dedication you want in such a store. These places depend on the quality of their products to keep you coming back. At the larger stores, their garden department can suffer, but the company over all will still make money. The larger stores dont need their garden department to do as well as it needs to at your local plants retailer. We have all seen the large plant departments at our mega-marts, most of the time the plants are sickly looking, their soil dry and cracked. These large companies do not train their employees about their plants. They do not mention which plants need more water than others, they dont tell them which plants need to stay in the shade and out of the direct sunlight.