Best Garden Center
Leitner's Garden Center
Leitner’s hits the sweet spot between the selection of a big-box store’s garden center and a horticulture nerditorium. Come with an idea (creating a pollinator garden!) or a problem (coverage for a bare, shady patch) and enthusiastic staff will help you pick just the right greenery for the job; they’re mindful of your budget and commitment level. You’re likely to find classics as well as unique varieties you’ve never heard of, all from a variety of independent and local growers. Leitner’s also sells bird-feeding supplies and lawn decorations. They’ve also got firewood by the bundle, if you just need enough for backyard s’mores, or by weight, if you’re plotting a heaping country bonfire or an old-fashioned satanic ritual.