Posts Tagged ‘Proven Winners’

Annual of the Year

Sedum mexicanum ‘Lemon Coral’   This is one dazzling workhorse of an annual – although it is a perennial for those of you in Zone 7 or warmer. The screaming yellow foliage never stops drawing attention. It is a terrific filler or spiller for containers, although I use it more as a weed-smothering mat around perennials…

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Rave reviews for Hydrangea Webinar

“I just wanted to thank you for your amazing webinar, Not Your Grandma’s Hydrangeas. After being overwhelmed by the all the species and cultivar options but wanting gorgeous hydrangeas for YEARS, I am planning to plant several this spring. Your webinar has given me the clarity I need to choose which to plant. Well, mostly,…

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NONSTOP flowering Millionbells

Superbells DOUBLETTE ‘Love Swept’. I was swept away by how this lovely Calibrachoa kept on flowering, right into the fall, without any deadheading. And truth be told, I only fertilized it once, with Espoma Plant-tone, a slow release organic fertilizer. I paired it with another superstar Proven Winners annual, Isotoma ‘Beth’s Blue’. DOUBLETTE ‘Love Swept’…

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Proven Winners Garden Day in New Hampshire

If you live in New England, please plan to join me for the Proven Winners Garden Day at Pleasant View Gardens in Loudon, NH on Friday, August 3. I will be giving the keynote lecture Design Tips for Elevating Your Garden from Ordinary to Magnificent. This fun-packed day also includes guided tours of stunning display…

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Upcoming Flower Gardening Lectures

Wednesday, May 9: Lecture, ‘The Budget-Wise Gardener’ at Bayard Cutting Arboretum. Great River, NY. Tuesday, June 5: Lecture ‘The Budget-Wise Gardener’ and Locally-Sourced Luncheon Buffet at The Lodge on Echo Lake, Warrensburg, NY Thursday, June 14: Three-Hour Garden Lecture Program, Lunch and Tours of Therapeutic Gardens at The Western Maryland Hospital Center in Hagerstown, MD.…

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A Bucket List Must For Gardeners!

The Proven Winners Grand Garden Show on Mackinac Island in northern Michigan is an over-the-top event on an enchanting island. I have yet to meet an attendee that hasn’t raved about this unique experience! The Grand Garden Show – Sunday, August 26 through Tuesday, August 28 – features outstanding lectures at the impressive Grand Hotel…

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Clematis, Salvia, Coral Bark Maple and Deer Repellant

Clematis ‘Stand By Me’ This is a striking blue flowered bush Clematis. It only grows to 38”. ‘Stand By Me’ peak bloom time is May and June, although there is some re-bloom during summer months. After it is finished blooming, attractive cream thread-like seed heads draw the eye. Broad, green foliage completes the package of…

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Remarkable perennials, annuals, flowering vines and bulbs

Actaea pachypoda ‘Misty Blue’ This Northeast native perennial creates waves in shade gardens. It has always been one that folks ask about in my display gardens. The steely blue, lacey leaves provide an impressive backdrop to white fuzzy flowers that appear in late Spring. These flowers develop into panicles of showy white fruits (“doll’s eyes”)…

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A Gorgeous Noninvasive Buckthorn

Rhamnus frangula ‘Fine Line’ I love this noninvasive Buckthorn. I’ve designed with it in the landscape as well as containers. I took this picture while speaking at New England Grows (Boston) the other day. I had forgotten how stunning the needle-like foliage looks in fall! The semi-evergreen green leaves turn a blazing golden-yellow as temperatures…

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This Honey of a Plant will Surprise You!

Get ready to jump out of the way! Earlier this summer I helped my sister with a new garden in front of her farm house located near me in Kennebunk. This garden faces directly south. I took this picture shortly after we planted it. I was ASTOUNDED by how quickly Supertunia ‘Honey’ created a lush…

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