Have you ever wondered where that new and interesting plant you saw in the garden center came from? Or perhaps why some plants are more expensive than others? In this exclusive video, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes tour of Monrovia Regional Nursery in Granby, Connecticut, to see how plants go from a plant to a robust perennial or shrub. We’ll explore areas of a nursery that few gardeners ever see, from the soil mixing facility to the production fields, and even the coveted propagation houses. Monrovia grows an extensive, carefully selected collection of woody plants and herbaceous perennials for every gardener’s needs, and some of these plants can take up to 10 years to reach independent garden centers.
A striking aspect of this elaborate operation is the high level of sustainable practices used in the nursery. From efficient irrigation systems to 90% capture of runoff, to the use of integrated pest management, you’ll see how Monrovia plants are grown with a planet-saving strategy in mind.
In this video you’ll also get an exclusive look at several brand new varieties coming soon to local garden centers. These include the beautiful Seaside Serenade.® Glacier Bay Hydrangea and the tough-as-nails Grace N’ Grit® White bush rose. Horticulturist Mark Hickson, Monrovia’s East Region Customer Service Coach, is our tour guide through the nursery. Most of us like to know where our food comes from, if it is possible to obtain this information why not adopt this practice and apply it to the plants that fill our gardens? With this all-access pass, you’ll finally understand where your blue hydrangea originated and who was responsible for creating its beauty.
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To learn more about Monrovia Nursery and their high quality plants, visit monrovia.com.