5 Reasons Monrovia's Plants Might Ruin Your Gardening Habits

Building your dream garden requires careful consideration, but did you know that selecting Monrovia® Collection plants could spell disaster for your gardening endeavors (and maybe even your relationships)?

Well, hold on to your trowels, here are some comments and feedback my ServeScape team and I have heard about creating a garden with Monrovia® Collection plants. We may or may not be joking, so take this with a sprinkle of compost! 

1) “ My Monrovia plants make my others look a little… well… less Monrovia. 

When I began adding Monrovia plants into my landscape, I didn’t realize how significantly it would change the look and feel of my garden. Monrovia’s distinctive plants are, in a word, “superior.” They have proven to be healthier and more floriferous than my non-Monrovia plants. I’ve also found that they are more resistant to disease and pests than more commonly available varieties I’ve included in my garden previously. As I continue to expand my landscaping efforts, you can bet I will turn to the Monrovia® Collection first. 

2) “The Joneses next door are having a tough time keeping up with my garden landscape.”

Have you ever lived in a neighborhood where homeowners compete to be the best holiday-decorated house on the block? Who can have the most lights (and the electric budget to fund them)? That’s kind of what it’s like for my neighborhood when it comes to landscaping and gardening. It’s all in good friendship and fun, of course. I’ve found that once my neighbors started getting clued in to the fact that my landscaping included mostly Monrovia plants, they also upped their game. 

3) “My partner said no more plants but I explained it's not just plants, it's really a collection.”

I can’t really blame him. Once I discovered Monrovia plants, I became obsessed. I’m not a professional gardener by any means, but it’s a great hobby I use to decompress from my high-stress job as a neonatal nurse. To me, it’s worth it to invest in Monrovia plants. The company has a well-earned reputation for growing high-quality plants. One thing I didn’t know at first is that Monrovia typically grows their plants for a longer period before selling them, which results in larger, more robust plants. Sorry, hubs… I’m also in love with Monrovia! 

4) “I’m getting constant calls from friends for advice and tips for their gardens, as if I’m an expert .”

The good news is, Monrovia always provides thorough planting and care instructions. It actually surprised me how extensive the education was about each plant, including growth projections. It’s almost like having a horticulture lesson at your fingertips. With Monrovia on my side, I’m more confident about helping my friends out.

5) “I got the bug and am now researching landscaping courses at the local community college, instead of binging Netflix.”

Okay, so that’s not a reason why Monrovia is ruining my gardening efforts—just my streaming ones! I don’t aspire to be a professional landscape gardener, but I would like to learn more about how to create a cohesive garden space. One thing I appreciate, though, about Monrovia plants is their dedication to environmental stewardship and sustainable practices. They use custom soil mixes that reduce the need for water and pesticides, and they recycle water used in their nurseries. Sustainability has always been an integral part of my upbringing, and I’m glad I can extend it to my horticulture enthusiasm. 

7 Monrovia® Collection Plants to Consider Adding to Your Georgia Garden or Landscape

Jokes apart, we at ServeScape love getting feedback from our customers. It’s heartwarming to know that our partnership with Monrovia is providing joy and fulfilling aesthetic aspirations among gardeners and landscapers across the greater Atlanta area. With that in mind, we recommend the following seven Monrovia plants you should consider for your own garden. .

1) Bountiful Blue Blueberry. The Bountiful Blue Blueberry is a fruit-bearing shrub known for its incredible production of sweet, juicy blueberries. Aside from its yield, it is also prized for its stunning blue foliage, hence the name. This plant grows best in well-drained, acidic soil, and it thrives in full sun but can tolerate partial shade. An excellent addition to a home garden, not only for the berries but also for its ornamental value.

2) Rheinland Astilbe. This is a perennial plant that displays beautiful, feathery plumes of soft pink flowers in the summer. Preferring shady conditions and moist, well-drained soil, it's a popular choice for gardens that don't receive a lot of sunlight. Its fern-like foliage also adds a lush green contrast to its bright blooms, making it an attractive ornamental plant even when not in flower.

3) Visions Volcano Astilbe. A relative of the Rheinland, the Visions Volcano Astilbe is notable for its dense, upright plumes of deep magenta-red flowers. It shares similar preferences in terms of shade and moisture with its cousin and forms a great low-growing, hardy perennial groundcover. Its foliage is darker and glossier, adding to its striking appearance.

4) Madison Star Jasmine. This version of jasmine is a fragrant vine, known for its star-shaped, highly perfumed, white flowers. This evergreen vine blooms in late spring and early summer, filling the surrounding area with its intoxicating scent. It's a fast-growing plant that is often used as a climbing vine or groundcover, and it prefers well-drained soil and full to partial sun exposure.

5) Lavender. Lavender is a perennial plant, cherished worldwide for its lovely purple flowers and calming scent. Most commonly used in aromatherapy, the essential oil derived from its flowers is known for its soothing properties. It is a sun-loving plant, preferring dry, well-drained soil, and can thrive in harsh, rocky environments. Its silver-green foliage provides a beautiful contrast to the purple blooms.

6) Hosta. Hosta plants, also known as plantain lilies, are loved for their lush foliage. They are shade-loving perennials that thrive in cool, moist environments. Available in a variety of leaf colors, sizes, and shapes, Hostas are often used for ground cover in shady areas. Some varieties also produce lily-like flowers in summer.

7) Variegated Ginger. Also known as Shell Ginger, Variegated Ginger is a tropical perennial plant known for its striking, variegated foliage, featuring shades of green and yellow. It produces clusters of fragrant, pinkish-white flowers that resemble seashells, thus the alternative name. This plant prefers partial to full shade and well-drained soil. It adds an exotic touch to gardens and is also grown as a houseplant.


Whether you’re a beginning gardener or an experienced landscaper, plants from the Monrovia® Collection are a perfect choice. We invite you to visit the ServeScape website to learn more about this collection and explore ways to not “ruin” your garden but actually make it the one of your dreams.

If you need any advice or tricks/tips in making that happen, we are here to make those dreams come true! Connect with us here, or chat with us via the chat button on the bottom of any page on our website.

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