KissMegan wrote:You guys are making good points. It's more about I want rarer plants I can't find in the US and can only find seeds overseas ...
One of the best ways to get rare plants is to network with other growers. When I say 'network', I mean just be active & join discussions on subjects/plants that interest both of you. Often, when an established grower sees someone who is truly interested, they may offer seeds, divisions or cuttings either free or for a good price.
Don't network because you want something from them but because you're genuinely interested.
I've got grower/buddies that I've given plants worth collectively over $1000 & several species that are difficult to even find in USA. The flip side is also true - the female hamata
that is flowering now was one of two that I received years ago as a gift from a buddy/grower.
If you have a club in your area, attend the meetings. Many great conversations, opportunities to meet new people & score rare plants. New England, San Fran, Los Angeles & Portland, OR - all have great get-togethers for CP people.
All the best,
You must do the thing you think you cannot do. --- Eleanor Roosevelt
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