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Local Plant Shops to Help Wave Goodbye to Winter

March 3, 2021

Abundant sunshine and warmer weather have many of us thinking about spring. If there's one thing that helps transition the home to the upcoming season, it's greenery. Whether you're someone who likes to garden outside or you're just eager to bid winter adieu, we have a few local plant shops in town that can help you. The helpful people who run our local plant shops can help you find the perfect fit for your home and lifestyle, but before heading over to one of these Outside of Ordinary retailers, consider these questions about what makes a good fit for your next house plant.

What house plant fits your home and lifestyle?

Take one look at the shops in town and you'll realize that there are dozens of plant varieties for the home. What makes the right fit for you? Well, these questions might help.

How much care are you willing to commit? - Some plants are more high-maintenance than others. Forgetting to water your plant might be okay for some varieties, but others might immediately start to panic. If a house plant appeals to you because you want something to fuss over now and again, then don't be afraid to pick something that requires a bit more work. If you're just looking for a low-maintenance companion for the home, be sure to tell the shop that during your visit.

What light do you get in your home? - Every plant needs some source of light. Some might require direct sunlight from an eastern window, and others might just need indirect light. These details can all be explained to you by a plant shop associate, but consider checking what direction light enters your home before visiting! Handy tip - your phone has a compass and can help you determine from what directions you're getting sun!

With these points in mind, you can explain to our local plant shops what you're looking for in a house plant. When it's finally time to shop, you're in good hands in the Champaign County area.

Plant shops in the greater champaign county area

You can't go wrong with any of our area's plant shops. From staples of the Champaign-Urbana community like Plant Mode to a shop that just opened last year like Plantify, getting some green into your home is a breeze thanks to these Outside of Ordinary businesses.

Plant Mode

75 E. Chester St. in Champaign, Phone: 312-218-0503

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Prairie Gardens

3000 W. Springfield in Champaign, Phone: 217-356-6532

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14 E. Washington St in Champaign, Phone: 217-974-1880

Follow Plantify on Facebook and Instagram!

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