Watering Containers Made EASY

Growing annuals, edibles, perennials, shrubs or trees in containers typically requires day after day of tediously lugging a watering can or hose to provide the moisture needed to grow healthy, thriving plants. It is time to STOP THE MADNESS! Proven Winners WaterWise Container Watering kits offer the key to freedom from this monotony! And not…

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A CASCADING HYDRANGEA

Holy Moly!  A cascading Hydrangea?  Yup.  ‘Fairytrail Bride’ is a new Hydrangea hybrid with a horizontal growth habit and trialing stems that are adorned with white lacy flowers through the summer.  It would make a spectacular display in a container or cascading over a retaining wall – or frankly ANYWHERE! ‘Fairytrial Bride’ gets 4’ tall…

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NEW: VIRTUAL GARDEN LECTURES FOR GROUPS

The global pandemic has overturned many of the ways we do things, as well as prompted creative solutions to new challenges. Zoom conversations with family and friends, business meetings, conferences, and educational symposiums have rocketed. Almost all of my scheduled in-person speaking commitments from March through this summer were cancelled, BUT some of these are…

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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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