A lot of gardeners are hesitant to order plants from catalogs or order online. This is because they want to see personally what they buy, they want to inspect the plants before buying which is reasonable enough. When buying from nurseries, garden clubs and plant stores, you can see and inspect the plants, you can also select the perfect time to purchase the plants in time for its perfect planting time. The down side of this is that often the choices are limited and most often than not, the choices are the same year after year. This is okay if you want to have the same kinds of plants every year. This is where buying plants from catalogs and online come in. Catalogs and online stores offer a wide variety of plants to choose from. Aside from this, they offer money-back guarantees. Very often these companies allow you to pick your own shipping date, which is great because you don’t want the plants to arrive weeks before the ideal planting time, or worse yet, during a time when you happen to be on vacation.