One of the most anticipated rites of summer is harvesting the first homegrown tomato. Even if you have limited outdoor space, you can still grow tomatoes in containers on a deck, patio or apartment balcony.
Purple is the new neutral in the gardening world. It goes with just about any other color you pair it with, from contrasting oranges to complementary pinks and greens. The descriptors “blue” and “purple” are used loosely when it comes to flowers and plants; they describe a whole range of these cool tones. Check out this list of thirteen purple landscape plants you’ll love in your garden.
The search for the elusive true red flower is over! We know the color red is widely interpreted to mean everything from dark pink to wine purple when it comes to plants. As you plan your spring and summer containers or design your landscape, use this list as a guide to finding the perfect shade of red.
Every year it’s the same… the snow melts and the rose bush in your garden that has been lying dormant all winter springs to life with the hope and promise of summer. You gently lie your soaker hose under it, and comment how lovely it is looking this year. It flirts with the unfurling of tender, green leaves, and soon colorful little buds are sprouting. You give it a sidelong glance…you think this time it will be different.
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The midsummer malaise can hit plants as the heat rises. Learn how to help your plants thrive despite the heat.
At Proven Winners, we offer a vast array of annuals including great foliage plants. While flowers are always in demand, we sometimes overlook the interest that foliage plants can bring to a garden. Not only is colorful foliage available, but the texture these plants provide can add drama and depth to your plantings. Not to mention, you will be absolutely amazed by the beautiful garden performance they deliver from spring into fall.
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Summer sun can be brutally strong in some climates, and it’s not for the faint of heart. These ten heat tolerant annuals not only survive in the heat, they thrive in it. They produce more flowers on larger plants as the temperatures rise, making them ideal for growing in warm climates and places with hot summers.
In order to beat the heat of summer and have a colorful yard or patio all season long, you’ll need to have plants that are tolerant of the high day and night temperatures of summer as well as being somewhat drought tolerant.