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Home Depot

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Ok but nothing special - Aug 25, 2020

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Pesche's Flowers

170 S River Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60016 847-759-2800

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Pricey but well worth it - Aug 22, 2020

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Lurvey's Garden Center

2550 E Dempster St
Des Plaines, IL 60016 847-824-7411

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Need better setup for different plant varieties, e.g., succulents, tropical,... - Aug 23, 2020

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Chalet Nursery & Garden Center

3132 Lake Ave
Wilmette, IL 60091 847-256-0561

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Beautiful store with great gift selection. - Aug 21, 2020

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Alsip Home & Nursery

20601 S La Grange Rd
Frankfort, IL 60423 815-469-1044

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Nice Variety of trees and plants. - Aug 23, 2020

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Gethsemane Garden Center

5739 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60660 773-878-5915

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Gethsemane suspended their plant warranty due to the Covid 18 issue. Their... - Oct 20, 2020

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Menards

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Never had a bad experience. - Aug 25, 2020

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The Growing Place Nursery & Flower Farm

25W471 Plank Rd
Naperville, IL 60563 630-355-4000

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A real pleasure to shop at. A great source of gardening knowledge. - Aug 22, 2020

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Fasel & Sons Garden Center

10841 S Cicero Ave
Oak Lawn, IL 60453 708-422-5335

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Fasel’s goes above and beyond any big box store as far as advice and... - Aug 25, 2020

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Wannemaker's Home & Garden Center

1940 Ogden Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515 630-852-0700

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Beautiful store with quality inventory, and knowledgeable helpful employees. - Aug 23, 2020

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Lowe's

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I shop Lowe's for their superior customer service & knowledge (vs.... - Aug 25, 2020

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Platt Hill Nursery

222 W Lake St
Bloomingdale, IL 60108 630-529-9394

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Good selection but a bit pricey on most items compared to Home Depotl Lowes,... - Aug 25, 2020

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Countryside Flower Shop Nursery & Garden Center

5301 E Terra Cotta Ave
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 815-459-8130

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excellent varieties, beautiful flowers and planters - Aug 20, 2020

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Meinke Garden Center

5803 W Touhy Ave
Niles, IL 60714 847-647-9455

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If you know what a plant looks like, you will be happy. Otherwise the staff... - Nov 14, 2020

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Hawthorn Gardens

24481 N Old McHenry Rd
Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047 847-726-0627

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Great place to shop. - Aug 24, 2020

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Platt Hill Nursery

2400 Randall Rd
Carpentersville, IL 60110 847-428-6767

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Great place to find all my outdoor needs and some unique gift items as well. - Aug 24, 2020

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Urhausen Greenhouses

6973 N East Prairie Rd
Lincolnwood, IL 60712 847-675-1573

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While the staff isn’t always the most helpful and the selection of products... - Nov 10, 2020

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Pasquesi Home & Garden

975 N Shore Dr
Lake Bluff, IL 60044 847-615-2700

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Wonderful array of plants and supplies. Staff is highly professional. - Aug 26, 2020

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Woldhuis Farms Sunrise Greenhouse

10300 E 9000 N Rd
Grant Park, IL 60940 815-465-6310

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Best selection of plants and flowers at round. Go early because there can be... - Aug 21, 2020

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Red's Garden Center

3460 Dundee Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062 847-272-1209

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Great, family-run business. I am an avid gardener and have been using them... - Aug 24, 2020

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How we gather (and how to interpret) our data

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