Don't Support Your Local Bookstore (or garden center)

I often feel like garden centers are up against much of the same issues as book stores. Having grown up in smaller, indie bookstores (that's all there once was), I find this post, "Don't support Your Local Bookseller" at Slate interesting.  Could the same things be said about your local garden center? How would you respond to a post titled, "Don't Support Your local Garden Center"? Interesting reading with one commenter saying that, "indie bookstores are like indie record stores (or indie garden centers)— they’re either great, or lousy, without much in-between. When the staff is composed of hipsters (experts) who look down on customers, they’re lousy". What say you?