Gregg Moss visits the Hardy Boy Plant company in Denver for his latest Where In the Town adventure.
The Hardy Boy Plant Company dates back to 1948. Gregg visited their expansive Denver greenhouse facility at 2761 E. 74th Avenue where they let Gregg drive a forklift and guide trayfuls of plants through a unique plant watering arch.
Four generations work at Hardy Boy. What started as a truck farm has evolved into one of the largest plant and flower producers in the state. They have 10 acres of greenhouse (1 million square feet), and ship finished plants all over the Southwest, and young plants all over the world.
The company prides itself on being well known for high quality, reliable, dependable, colorful bedding plants and perennials.
They grow over 2,000 varieties of plants, and they say their method of growing insures tough plants that will stand up to Colorado's ever-changing climate.
Hardy Boy is a plant lab. They trial over 800 varieties of new plants each year to see if the new ones are truly better than varieties already on the market.
They say "trialing" gives them the opportunity to see planting and gardening trends, and point out that plant colors often follow fashion trends.
Their philosophy: feature products that promote living color, beauty and quality of life. Learn more at www.hardyboyplant.com.
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