February in Boston MA area, want to find houseplants, advice?
I am trying to make purchases of plants for a friend's office. I would like to help him to choose, purchase and install plants that will work well for him. The friend is not a gardener and has little experience beyond keeping to a weekly watering schedule with his last group of plants. He was not fertilizing, had some of them in the wrong location. A croton in too little light that lost most of it's lower leaves and the rest lost their color. I don't expect this friend to 'learn' how to take care of plants in general, so I am hoping to purchase the easiest, most difficult to kill plants and start over.
My biggest problem is finding good quality plants that don't cost a fortune. I asked around, went to the most recommended nursery in the area that was a 40 minute drive away, and was disappointed by the condition of the plants, the prices and the selection. I went twice and left with nothing. So, my next choice would be to drive down to Logee's in CT which is a two hour drive away. Not wanting to make that trip, I am considering ordering plants online.
So, if someone has a suggestion of a local nursery in the Boston area that I am unaware of, or has had a happy experience ordering plants online and can recommend someone. And isn't this too cold still to order plants by mail? I imagine I will have to wait for more than a month to do that. Also if I order online, I doubt I can get large plants.
I just find it so surprising that there is nowhere locally, I can find in the area to purchase plants that I am happy with.