Friday, February 5, 2010

Plant Co-ops Are Rolling On

We are on our third snow fall this winter here in NC. Pretty crazy for this area. This weather has me anxiously waiting for spring and like clockwork, the new year brings many new plant co-ops to shop.

Over at the Yahoo group BnPCo-op they keep the buying hot. Currently there are dahlia, caladium, agave, BlueStone Perennial, hosta, perennial geranium, fern, phlox, clematis and several other co-ops open.

If you are unfamiliar with a plant co-op, here is an explanation. They are ran by a host or hosts who choose the vendor and plants. Generally there are minimum quantities that must be ordered per co-op. They get a very cheap price for purchasing in bulk basically. Often it is at wholesale. You as the customer can pick and choose whatever you like from each co-op. Sometimes there is a minimum order but it's never much, maybe 10 plants.

BnPCo-op is very organized and has a great following. They are some vacancies right now but not many so if you want click the link and join in the fun. I purchase many of my fall bulbs via these co-ops and get fantastic deals doing so.

4 comments:

Randy Emmitt said...

Michelle,

Didn't you have a Pine Knot Hellebore co op last year? We are wanting to go up there on Feb 27th to see the place during their open house.

Tired of the snow yet? We got an inch today and now it is raining.

sweet bay said...

Good plant deals!? I will have to check this out.

Autumn Belle said...

I like the idea of these 'Plant Co-ops" . Your header picture is stunning!

Meredith said...

How exciting! I had no idea such a thing existed, but I'm glad to learn about it. Thanks for sharing the info.