Just saw that you were from tx. What part if I may ask. There are aquarium clubs that you can get associated with that sale and even trade plants. I am not part of any as of now though. Most in the hobby will take better care of their plants vs a lfs. Also if you live near a few fellow hobbyist, they might even give you some clippings to get started. Even if you don't like the selection, you can swap them out with your choice of wanted plants at a later date.