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    A partnership between Monrovia and Armstrong Growers was formed to serve Armstrong’s Resort and Landscape customers. This new sales initiative allows Armstrong to sell the full line of Monrovia plants and trees at wholesale prices to this market. Easy minimums are achieved by adding Monrovia shrubs and trees along with your color order. This service only applies to commercial landscape customers. The retail market continues to be serviced by the sales force at Monrovia.

    For over 84 years, Monrovia has pioneered many new technologies and plant introductions including hundreds of patented plants, making them the leader in developing fabulous plants. The quality of Monrovia’s plants is unsurpassed; when you order shrubs from Monrovia expect to receive plants a full size up from other shrub growers. 1 gallons are like 5 gallons and 5 gallons look like 15 gallons. Smaller less shapely plants need more time to grow. Monrovia does not let plants leave their care until they are prime. This is extremely important in the resort trade for replacements and enhancement projects.

    Armstrong commercial sales reps are trained ready to assist you with projects on your property. We often conduct new variety demonstrations on site along side Monrovia experts. Feel free to ask your Armstrong rep to schedule one for you in the future.

    Our sales reps have current printed availabilities. To pre shop and learn more about the many plants Monrovia has to offer go to the Monrovia website and enter into the Garden Gateway. You will have access to the full library and live availabilities.

    Armstrong highly recommends the Monrovia custom soil mixes. Soil is the foundation of great landscapes and color. This is the best soil for raised beds. Direct shipments from the mixer in bulk bags can be made to your jobsite. Armstrong can deliver small bags for touch ups with your plant order.

    Monrovia Custom Soil Blend - is one of the core blends used in Monrovia's growing fields. Rich with both ecto- and endo-mycorrhizae, the soil improves a plant's tolerance to transplant and drought stress, while the compost reduces the need for fertilizer and other nutritional supplements. Available in one and a half-cubic foot and 50-cubic-foot bags, this soil is perfect for containers and raised beds because the slow release fertilizer delivers nutrients for up to one year.

    Monrovia Soil Amendment - contains three key ingredients that make it ideal for planting and enriching existing garden soil. The mycorrhizae actually enlarge root surfaces, enabling them to absorb nutrients and water, while the compost stimulates biological activity for maximum growth. The Soil Amendment is fortified with slow-release fertilizer that adds extra nourishment during the plants' transition into the garden. Available in one and a half-cubic foot and 50-cubic-foot bags, the amendment benefits the entire landscape as living mycorrhizae spread to other areas of the garden. For more information about Monrovia and its soil products, visit www.monrovia.com.

    What is mycorrhiza?
    Mycorrhiza comes from the Greek words Myco meaning fungus and rhiza meaning root. The mycorrhizae create filaments or threads that are actually extensions of the root systems - enlarging the surface-absorbing area of the roots by as much as 100 times. Mycorrhizal plants are often more resistant to diseases, such as those caused by microbial soil-borne pathogens, and are more resistant to the effects of drought. These effects are perhaps due to the improved water and mineral uptake in mycorrhizal plants. Mycorrhizal plants often require less watering and are more likely to be drought and salt tolerant.

    Background on Monrovia Growers
    Monrovia is one of the world's largest producers of container grown plants, with more than 2,000 different varieties. Since it was founded in 1926 by Harry E. Rosedale, the company has introduced hundreds of patented plants, more than 200 of which are Monrovia exclusives. Monrovia plants are shipped to independent garden centers nationwide from its nurseries in Visalia and Venice Hills, Calif., Dayton, Ore., Springfield, Ohio, LaGrange, N.C. and Cairo, Ga. Throughout its history, Monrovia has pioneered many new technologies and new plant introductions. It remains a family owned entity.