"AZUSA, Calif. (July 6, 2007) - Monrovia Growers has partnered with Armstrong Growers to sell its premium plants through Armstrong's re-wholesale yards in San Juan Capistrano and Bermuda Dunes in Southern California.
According to Bob Smiland, Monrovia's chief sales and marketing officer, this is another step in Monrovia's effort to enhance its ability to meet the needs of landscapers and designers. "For our larger commercial accounts, they'll see an increased level of service with the addition of the Armstrong sales staff," he said. "And for the landscapers with smaller jobs, who in the past couldn't reach our minimum order requirements, they can now purchase Monrovia plants through the re-wholesale yards in smaller increments."
Each of the yards will stock inventory for walk-in traffic, which is ideal for small projects and last-minute needs as well as moderate landscape jobs. Large orders can be shipped directly to job sites, and smaller orders will be combined and delivered weekly to the re-wholesale yards.
Mike Kunce, CEO of Armstrong, is dedicated to offering the best plant material to California landscaper designers and contractors. "We will offer only Monrovia and Armstrong plants in the re-wholesale yards," he said. "Those professionals who specify plants will have an incredible palette of the best varieties." Armstrong is known for its 950 varieties of roses, 'Hotbiscus' Hibiscus, and colorful annuals. Monrovia grows more than 2,000 varieties of ornamentals, hundreds of which are exclusive.
"We're already getting tremendous positive feedback from landscapers," said Smiland. "They want to specify our plants, because they are healthy, lush and flourish in the garden. Monrovia plants ensure their clients will be happy."
For information on setting up an account, please contact Tracy Densmore, sales manager for Armstrong Growers at 626 826 5602.
About Armstrong Growers:
Armstrong Growers is a wholesale grower producing high-quality bedding plants, holiday crops, specialty color, perennials and shrubs. Armstrong Growers sells to independent garden centers, commercial landscape and maintenance companies, hotels, and resorts. It has three growing facilities in Southern California with over 100 acres in production: Bermuda Dunes, an eight-acre sales yard in the Palm Desert area servicing landscape companies and resorts locally and in Arizona and Las Vegas; San Juan Capistrano, a 30-acre growing facility in south Orange County servicing landscape companies and resorts; and Fallbrook, a 60-acre growing facility located in the hills of San Diego County. For further information visit www.armstronggrowers.com."