The Low Down on Proven Winners Outdoor Living Extravaganza
It is hard for me to believe, but it was almost a year ago that I was invited by my online garden friend, Brenda Haas, to attend the Proven Winners Outdoor Living Extravaganza in Atlanta. So, when I read about this year’s Extravaganza lineup in the current issue of Proven Beauty, I found myself a little nostalgic.
It was a special event in many ways. I met and learned from some remarkable garden personalities like Proven Winners’ witty and knowledgeable Director of New Products, Dr. Rick Schoellhorn and Associate Garden Editor for Southern Living Magazine, Rebecca Bull Reed. I also met Georgia’s own delightful garden diva, Carmen Johnston of Nectar and Company and enjoyed chatting with my online friend and talented garden illustrator, Steve Asbell. And I can’t forget Atlanta’s delightful and friendly garden expert, Geri Laufer. It was so much fun to put faces to names and personalities that I “met” on Twitter and Facebook!
In addition to meeting some of my favorite gardening people, I was introduced to wonderful additions for my garden, like Supertunia® Pretty Much Picasso® and Diamond Frost® Euphorbia, which added charm to our containers last spring and summer. I also previewed new introductions for 2012. There were so many exciting new plants! Personally, I can’t wait for the new ColorBlaze® Alligator Tears™ Coleus to arrive in stores near me.
I also really enjoyed learning about all of the effort that Proven Winners puts forth to make our gardens beautiful, easy and dependable. For example, did you know that the development of a Proven Winners plant is a worldwide effort, involving plant breeders, growers, testers, and trials? I discovered that out of 3,000 potential plants grown and tested in a year, only 18 are selected to be Proven Winners. There are very good reasons why Proven Winners is the number one plant brand in the country!
The Proven Winners Outdoor Living Extravaganzas are scheduled throughout North America each spring. They feature national gardening personalities and local gardening names, each offering their own special tips and techniques about how to make your garden better. If you live near a chosen city this year, I highly encourage you to take a day for yourself and your garden to attend this wonderful event. It will get you jazzed about getting your garden ready for spring! To find out if there is a Proven Winners Outdoor Living Extravaganza near you this year, check out the 2012 schedule. Enjoy your garden even more this spring!
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