Bryan Hoffman wrote:It feels honest to display a plant you actually grew/cared for, rather than stock photos, but in any case the pictured plant is very likely not the one someone would receive. Do people get this or would it be worthwhile to include a small bit of copy explaining: "Every plant is unique therefore yours will be different from the one photographed" or something better but to the same effect?
I didn't add any text like that myself, but I think it's a good idea. People mostly understand that, but there are always a few who may not. Generally I took pics of plants that were not the best, but not the worst either, so something in the middle, and most people got "as good as or better than" the picture. And the smallest ones sold last, so they had time to grow a bit :)
It helps that I have been selling plants here in person for nearly 20 years, so I have a reputation and trust built up. Someone on Facebook recently said I was a "demon gardener, and anything you get from him will be good" - cracked me up. I need to get a pair of horns to wear!