"The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it." -Henry David Thoreau
|My favorite local IGC|
In that vein, I would like to join with Pam in encouraging gardeners and garden bloggers to remember their favorite independent nurseries this October - and every month. I think about how my enjoyment of gardening would suffer if my favorite nursery were to close. I owe it to myself to support them in any way I can. It is a tough economy and it seems no one is immune to that reality. But if you still have money to spend on your garden, I hope you will consider spending that money where you think it will do the most good both for you and for the company you give it to.
And while we're at it, I suppose it wouldn't hurt to give some more thought to the other places we give our money (I'm looking at you Amazon.com) and make sure that those are places we truly want to support as well.