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Everyone always raves about the perfect little black dress.  When it comes to gardens I think white is just as important and packs more impact than black. White stands out against green foliage and contrasts with every other color under the rainbow. If you’re ever stuck on what color to add to your planting, it’s hard to go wrong with white. Let’s look at ten awesome annuals with white flowers.

Clay soil is much maligned by gardeners and homeowners everywhere, and no wonder: it’s heavy, sticky, and difficult to work in. But the simple fact is that clay soil gets its bad rap because it’s hard on people - from a plant’s point of view, clay soil is usually not problematic at all. In fact, clay soils offer plants two major advantages over other soil types: they hold water well, minimizing drought stress, and are abundant in nutrients essential for plant growth.  So, if you’ve been struggling to achieve your dream garden or landscape in clay soil, cheer up! Here are ten beautiful annuals that will thrive in clay.

Butterflies, hummingbirds, songbirds and bees add wonderful movement and great interest to our gardens. Attracting these winged friends to your garden is a fairly simple matter.  Provide them with food, water and shelter and they are happy to come and stay a while. There is a wide palette of plants that will work for both your garden and pollinators.

You’ve seen gorgeous container recipes in pictures, but how do you get that look? It takes some time to learn how to design container combinations like a pro, but we have a few key tips that will prompt a successful start. Let’s take a look at five guidelines for choosing container companions.

Over the years, we have surveyed gardeners to ask about their favorite flower colors. Pink is always high on the list of favorites. It’s a huge color category ranging from the lightest shades of baby pink to vivid fuchsia and every shade in between. Since it’s a top favorite, let’s take a look at some of our newest pink plants to warm up your garden.

The color purple is trending in 2018—you’ll see it make its way into everything from cosmetics to upscale furniture stores, chic urban boutiques and more. Garden centers will be getting in on the action too, featuring some of your favorite flowers and plants in every shade from lilac to eggplant. Let’s take a look at four ways you can color your garden purple this year.

Hocus Pocus

Supertunia® Petunia, Superbells® Calibrachoa and Superbena® Verbena are the core of the Proven Winners annual program. We have 87 different varieties in these three classes of plants. Learn about the newest additions you can play with in your garden.

With more than two dozen new Proven Winners annuals for 2018 it is hard to pick only four to focus on. If you ask me tomorrow my list might be different, but for today here are the top four new Proven Winners I know gardeners will adore.
 

Garden designer Rochelle Greayer weighs the two options for her driveway edge.

It is so hard to let go and sometimes you don’t have to!

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