DENVER (CBS4)– Typically the rule of thumb when planting in Colorado is to wait until after Mother’s Day. That means many are getting ready to plant this weekend.

4 On Your Side Money Saver Suzanne McCarroll went flower shopping to see where you can get the most bloom for your buck.

She went to which compared four box stores with independent nurseries and found there is a big difference in what you’ll spend.

Home Depot ranks as the best for overall pricing and selection.

Lowe’s had the cheapest prices but less knowledgeable employees.

Walmart had good prices but a poor selection of plants.

K-mart came in a distant last of all four box stores.

According to that website all the box stores were substantially cheaper than independent nurseries.

There are other things that matter when shopping for plants, make sure the store has a money back guarantee in case your flowers don’t flourish.

“For perennials it’s a 12-month guarantee. We’ll take it back for you,” said Home Depot spokesman Cameron Durkin.

That store also offers a 90-day guarantee for annuals.