Are You A Plant Hoarder?
Do you have a large collection of plants from all over the world? Do you think they are worth something someday?
If so, then it’s time to get rid of them! There are many reasons why one might want to get rid of their plant collection. Perhaps you’re moving or maybe your home isn’t quite big enough anymore. Whatever the reason, it’s time to move on.
If you’ve been thinking about getting rid of your plants, but haven’t yet because you don’t have any money to do it, then I’m here to tell you that there are ways around it. Let me show you some tips and tricks that will make your task much easier than if you had tried them before.
1. Buy Plants Online From Amazon Or Ebay
There are several websites which sell plants online. They usually come with free shipping and you can order them directly from their website. These sites offer a wide variety of plants, both indoor and outdoor varieties, including herbs, succulents, ferns, cacti and other types of trees and shrubs.
One such website is Ever Dream Flowers, which sells both outdoor and indoor plants. There are many types of cacti and succulents to choose from. They also offer trees and herbs. The plants come in different sizes and prices vary accordingly.
Another website called Dimeo Farms sell everything from flowers, herbs, veggies, fruits to tropical plants. They sell small, medium or large sized plants. They also offer a free brochure to help you identify any type of plant that you may have.
You can also check out Amazon or Ebay to find various types of plants and flowers. If you’re looking for something in particular such as a certain type of cactus or succulent, these sites have an excellent search feature to help you find what you’re looking for.
2. Buy Plants From Your Local Nursery
If you’re looking for certain types of plants such as ferns or herbs, your best bet is to go to your local nursery. Most nurseries carry a wide variety of plants, both common and exotic. If you’re looking for something common, such as a rose bush or a lilac tree, chances are the nursery has it. If you’re looking for something more exotic, such as an African violet or a type of fern, they may or may not have it. Either way, your local nursery is a great place to find what you’re looking for and you support your community by supporting a local business.
3. Check Out Garage Sales And Thrift Stores
Garage sales and thrift stores are another good place to look for plants, especially if you’re on a budget. You never know what you might find. Sometimes people give away their plants for free. Other times the price is really cheap. Of course, garage sales and thrift stores sometimes sell plants for an outrageous price.
It just depends on the person running the sale.
4. Advertise For Free On Craigslist
If you don’t have any luck at garage sales or thrift stores, you can try posting on craigslist. Just find your city on craigslist and click on the “for sale” section. You can advertise a certain type of plant that you’re looking for or just state that you’re taking donations. Just make sure to be clear about what you’re looking for and your address.
5. Check Out Your Local Garden Center
Finally, if you’re looking for something specific, such as a certain type of flower, it never hurts to check out your local garden center. Places like this usually have what you’re looking for, whether it’s a small pot or a large planter. Of course, these can be a bit pricier than buying something at a garage sale or thrift store, but sometimes it’s worth it.
Plants are a great way to make your home look nicer and they make the house feel more like a home. There are many ways to acquire plants, such as buying them, trading for them or donating. Whatever works for you. Just remember to take care of them and they’ll last a long time.
Good luck and happy house hunting!
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