Answer: While your question might seem like an easy one, the answer is quite involved! Horticulture has its origin in Latin; hortus meaning garden and colere meaning to cultivate. The science of horticulture involves the intensive cultivation of fruits, vegetables, flowers and ornamental plants. Horticulturally cultivated plants are used for food, medicinal purposes or aesthetic gratification.
There are many subdivisions of horticulture: Pomology (the culture of fruits), Olericulture (growing vegetables), Floriculture (flowers and houseplants), Landscape Horticulture (the use of plants for outdoor beautification) and Home Horticulture (growing plants in your yard, on balconies, rooftops and indoors). Greenhouse and Nursery Production would, obviously, supply local nurseries with ornamental stock for purchase by the public, and that's what Monrovia does!
Hope you continue to enjoy your studies in horticulture!
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