Planta Locus: A Marketplace for Plants

March 7th, 2013  |  Published in Site Information

In an age where information flows more readily than water, one can essentially find and buy everything online.  And not only can you find one or two of what you are looking for, you usually find yourself in a competitive marketplace where so many choices can almost be daunting.

So how do landscape designers, contractors, and homeowners find plants in this information age?  Well, let’s just say the landscape trade hasn’t quite embraced the information age to its fullest potential.

But here at Landscape Resource, we’ve made enough of phone calls, checked enough websites, squinted over enough hard-to-read availability lists, and driven to enough nurseries to know there must be a better way.  And since no one has made it easy for us all yet, we decided to tackle the challenge ourselves.
So after months of development and hundreds of interviews with major players in the nursery and landscape trade, we are bursting with excitement to introduce you to the beta version of Landscape Resource’s

 

Planta Locus™

 

 

Here’s how it works:

1.  Browse for plants in our plant library.
2.  Click the Planta Locus tab (Planta Locus translates to”Plant Place” in Latin for all you botanical name lovers).
3.  Done.  We show you everything you need to know to make a buying decision:  Who has it, how far away, what it costs, how many, what sizes, and what it looks like in the nursery.

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It really is that easy.  And if you want the plant, call up the nursery or swing on by.  We stay out of the transaction so you save.

How can we provide this information?  Nurseries (both retail and wholesale) join Landscape Resource, enter their inventory and prices, upload photos from the field, and wait for your call.

We are continually building our network of nurseries that support Planta Locus in order to provide you with more variety, better prices, and appropriate plants for your garden.

Test it out and let us know what you think!

Are you a Nursery that wants in on this?  Read how.

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