We often run into products that not only have to be seen to be believed, but also put to the test. Tried & True is where we suss out these trending goods & services by taking them for an IRL spin to discover if they're up to snuff.
In an era when anything can be signed, sealed, and delivered to our doorsteps (in three-to-five business days), buying a plant online seems like a breeze — and, according to the reviews on many top sites, it is. But there is still some mystery behind the occasional fakes, flukes, and flubs of virtual nurseries. Since there's no time like the stuck-at-home present (thank you, pandemic), we banded together to weed out any possible horticulture catfishes from the most popular of these plant services.
The R29 Shopping team reached out to Bloomscape, The Sill, Soil & Clay, Amazon, and Plants.com, and were generously sent a beginner-friendly green friend from each to review. A week was spent detailing their plant journies — taking personal notes and photos to document the packaging, sustainable practices, and overall care experiences. The photosynthesizing was plentiful and some thumbs grew greener, but which services were really worth it in the end? To find out, click ahead.
We often run into products that not only have to be seen, but must be put to the test to be believed. For our series Tried & True, we suss out trending goods & services, and take them for an honest-to-goodness spin IRL to find out if they're up to snuff.
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