Feb 9, 2008

The Apocalypse Is Nigh

Amazon.com is selling live plants.

On the other hand, at $89.98 + $41.49 shipping for a five-gallon specimen, they're probably not selling many.

On the other other hand, if you or your landscape pro can't find a one-gallon lavender Lantana at your local nursery, maybe you deserve to pay $42.47.

4 comments:

Jim said...

It was only a matter of time until they figured out that gardening is the #1 hobby in the country.

But holy crud - that stuff's expensive!

John said...

Don't get me wrong: I'm all for mail-ordering the perfect specimen plant. It's just weird that someone might actually pay over $40 for a plant that you can find at any Home Depot for $6. And if it's sooooo exotic that you would pay that premium for it, perhaps that's a clue it's not the right plant for your zone? Just a thought...

Jim/ArtofGardening.org said...

You're link is up and running on my site. And, since my blog list is reverse alphabetical order - you've got a premium spot!

And on Amazon, some of those funky heirloom tomatoes look pretty cool. Red cucumbers? I just may have to order some...

Jim/ArtofGardening.org said...

I forwarded this post to Elizabeth of GardenRant.com. Visit:

http://www.gardenrant.com/my_weblog/2008/02/stalking-the-wi.html

Read her take on Amazon's products. She's linked back to your blog.