The best plants you can get will come from the people on this forum.
No LFS anywhere could offer you the variety, quality and convenience of all there is to offer in the way of plants and, often, hardware. That is not even mentioning the knowledge and help that is only a post away.
Before reefing, I did planted tanks for about 7 years. I had a lot of luck with online orders plus some "connections." Definitely have my ears bent with the local group
I have most of the hardware still, although I need a new canister (sold all the old ones).