We had never bought live plants online before. But when a local search for a "string of pearls" plant turned up unsuccessful and our festering obsession proved unrelenting, we turned to Google. We typed in "buy string of pearl plant" and the first link led us to eBay. When the shipment arrived, we clenched our pearly-whites and cut open the box... To our delight (and relief) we found a perfect, professionally packaged and unharmed little new friend. The seller, Drew's Violets, also included a tiny African Violet plug as a gift! Though we know that buying locally is always the best option when it comes to plants, we'll go back to Drew for the rare times that our local search is unsuccessful.

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