How Do We Do It

With the Plant Club – you can get nearly any plant your garden desires – at quite a bit less than what retail garden shops charge.

How do we do it?

It’s very simple. We only order what you want, from many of the Midwest’s most prominent nurseries!

Our buying process lets you take advantage of the expansive selection, years of specialized expertise, and best prices offered by multiple nurseries – the same nurseries the pros use.

Our neighborhood-based “pop-up shops” mean we don’t have freestanding premises to maintain for 12 months.

And we don’t have any plants left over at the end of the season.

In brief:

  • You request and pay for the plants.
  • We order the plants and take delivery.
  • We deliver them to you or you pick them up at our pop-up nursery (You choose!) within 48 hours of their arrival.

It’s super simple.

Joining the club is super easy too. There’s no membership fee. Last year we saved club members in the North Shore more than $50,000 on plants for their gardens.

When you join the club, you'll be alerted when we're buying plants so you can easily and affordably add to your garden. Join now so you'll know when we're ordering again.

P.S. If you are a member of a gardening group that supports civic causes, we’d love to hear from you. Our new fundraising program enables us to donate back to groups like yours for every purchase members make. Reach out to us at if you want to learn more.

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Limited Availability

We try very hard to source exactly what you’d like, but sometimes growers run out of plants! While this variety is a great deal at the price shown, we know that it has limited availability. If you want the plant even if it might be more expensive, or in a different size or quantity -- after you place your order, just send us a quick note at Then, we’ll try to get you some version of this from one of our growers. And if we can’t get it from anywhere, of course, we’ll send a refund!

Field-Grown vs. Greenhouse-Grown Plants

Plants which are well-adapted to our local climate are most often field-grown (outside). Field-grown plants are generally cheaper and have the advantage of already somewhat acclimated to our cold winters, but that means they’re not artificially far along in the spring and tend to bloom at the normal time in our area.

Spring annuals and tender perennials are typically grown in Greenhouses so they can be ready and luxurious exactly when customers want them. Some perennials are also “forced” into early bloom in greenhouses. In May, there can be a very big difference between field-grown and greenhouse-grown plants of the same type. The latter typically look good right away (so they’re a great choice where that’s important), but we typically pay a premium for it.

Benefits of Membership

Want a better way to get great plants and make your yard look awesome? Create your account below and get:

  • The best plants… from the same sources the pros use, but at near wholesale prices
  • More plants in more sizes than anywhere else… whether you’re looking for classics or rarities; annuals, perennials or shrubs; one plant or a whole yardful!
  • "No Contact" delivery or easy pick-up at a site near you without fighting the retail crowds. You choose!

Membership is free, but — since we rely on delivery and local pick-up — you have to live near one of our hubs (or be willing to drive to a site to pick them up). If you live farther away, and would like to help us bring the club to your neighbors, please email

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