Plant Profiles

New Monrovia Plants

Family-owned Monrovia (monrovia.com) looks for new varieties that are healthier, hardier, more pest resistant and more floriferous. They have pioneered new technologies and new plant introductions, offering many exclusively through independent garden centers across the country. New varieties in 2011:

New Plants from Briggs Nursery

Briggs Plant Propagators, industry leaders in micropropagation and the nation’s largest producer and grower of rhododendrons, is right in step with the growing trend to decorate landscapes with trusted plants in fashionable colors. New varieties for 2011:

2011 New Plants from Blooms

Blooms of Bressingham is dedicated to carrying on the 90-year Bloom family tradition of perennial excellence, offering plants with optimum garden performance and long-lasting value. It is home to some of the finest herbaceous perennial plants from originators in North …

2011 Intros from Ball Horticultural

Focused exclusively on the ornamental business that first made its reputation, Ball Horticultural’s global family of breeders, seed and vegetative producers, distribution companies, and research and development teams has a strong presence in over 20 countries on 6 continents. In …

2011 Intros from Bailey Nurseries

Bailey Nurseries, founded in 1905, has earned the reputation as a leader in the nursery industry with inventive techniques, high-quality plants and active involvement in industry organizations. It is one of the United States’ largest wholesale nurseries. Today, new plants …

Harry Potter’s Walking Stick

Question: I was at a gardening lecture and the speaker mentioned “using Harry Potter’s walking stick” in one of her garden designs. Do you have any idea what she could have meant?