You won't find it at a hardware store. You have to call on local nurseries. People grow orchids in hot houses all over the country. They have to get their growing media, orchid bark, somewhere.I don’t have access to orchid or even a clean cypress around me. I think I paid $20 for 24q forest floor bedding before so this is the better deal. I wish I could go to the Lowe’s or Home Depot and pick this stuff up but they just dont have it around me.