Best place for plants is: http://greenleafaquariums.com/aquarium-plants.html
I got mine in 24 hours (they are in Gainsville), and shipping is only $8.
The amount of Java Fern, HC, Hairgrass, and Crypts they sent me for $30 was AMAZING!
Don't buy plants from the LFS, I highly recommend GLA.
That is good to know about GLA. Didn't realize they were "local". Since i seem to have bought most of the good plants from Petsmart, my next venture might be an order from GLA. But i'm gonna see if I can at least grow some plants before I spend more money.
Anyone ever get together in Orlando for swaps or anything?
That is where I got mine.. may have died off or it was a lucky find on my part. It was not a huge patch but I left plenty so it could regenerate for future trips. The last thing I would want to do is strip it clean.
I'm back in the area in the Conway/Downtown Orlando area. I'm currently distributing a few types of plants and wouldn't mind trading for some diversity. Hoping to get my paws on some killies or shrimp!