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Village Nurseries Debuts Sunset Western Garden Collection through Orchard Supply Hardware


ORANGE, Calif., May 29, 2012 — Village Nurseries, a specialty wholesale grower for landscape professionals, today announced they are now offering the new Sunset Western Garden Collection(TM) to California gardening enthusiasts through Orchard Supply Hardware's statewide 89-store chain.

The first live plant collection to focus exclusively on top performing plants for the western United States, the 29-plant Sunset Western Garden Collection is licensed to Plant Development Services from Sunset Publishing Corporation, long heralded as the expert authority on Western gardening. This spring, Sunset released the 9th edition of its Western Garden book, considered since 1967 the bible of gardening books for the Western United States.

“This unique line of high quality plants designed specifically for western landscapes reflects our commitment to help landscape architects, designers and property owners incorporate new and superior plants in their plans,” said David House, Village Nurseries CEO. “As one of Plant Development Services' largest licensees in the western United States, the release of the Sunset Western Garden Collection represents an exceptional opportunity to maintain the momentum generated from our recent Encore Azalea agreement.”

“We're really excited about these new introductions. They're water-wise and easy care and uniquely fit the needs of the Western gardener,” said Kip McConnell, director of Plant Development Services, based in Loxley, Ala. “With their reputation of superior quality and distribution, Village Nurseries will expand availability of the Sunset Western Garden Collection throughout the western United States.”

About Plant Development Services, Inc

Plant Development Services Inc. works with the world's top growers and breeders to bring new plant varieties to market that impact landscapes with recognizable, marketable improvements. Plant Development Services boast top ranking brands including Encore Azalea, the Southern Living(R) Plant Collection, and the Sunset Western Garden Collection. For more information, visit https://plantdevelopment.com.

About Village Nurseries

Founded in 1976, Village Nurseries currently has major wholesale sales offices in Orange and Sacramento, California and more than 700 acres under cultivation in growing facilities located strategically throughout Northern and Southern California. It serves markets throughout the western United States while maintaining four specialty Landscape Center locations to serve landscape professionals. For more information, visithttp://www.villagenurseries.com .

Sunset(TM) Western Garden Collection is a trademark of Sunset Publishing Corporation.

SOURCE: Village Nurseries