Does that look like a tidy garden center, full of healthy selections, in the image above? It does, but …it is not. It's actually a display garden for Mast Young Plants in West Michigan. Mast Young Plants is in the business of supplying very young plants, called liners in the horticulture industry, to retail greenhouses. The liners are then “grown on" to become the lush plants we gardeners seek out each year at garden centers.
These display gardens give MYP and their customers a chance to see how the various plants on offer will perform is garden beds and containers. There are even mixed containers and mixed hanging baskets to give an easy to see understanding of what looks good together and what doesn't play well with others.
MYP has additional “trial" beds out in a more open landscape where even more varieties are being put to the test and ranked or rejected. Nice to know their making sure our beautiful plants perfrom beautifully!