Good Questions: Affordable Chicago Places for Plants and Flowers?

Good Questions: Affordable Chicago Places for Plants and Flowers?

Heather Blaha
Aug 13, 2008

Caitlin sent in a good question: I live in Chicago and flowers and plants are expensive. Where are some good (reasonably priced) nurseries and places to buy pretty flowers?

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We agree that plants and flowers tend to be pricey - especially in the city. On a recent excursion to Grayslake flea market, we scored a carload of plants for under $20. But, if you can't get out of the city, we suggest hitting up estate sales or demolition sales, which often get rid of every last thing in and around the house - including plants. You can even dig up plants on the home's grounds, and make an offer on the price. Often times you'll pay next to nothing. If tracking these down sounds like too much work, how about Green Grocer or Grand Street Gardens as suggested by AT editor Sarah?

If anyone has specific (reasonably priced) shop suggestions for Caitlin, chime in!

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