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What comes to mind when you hear the word “gardening”? Some immediately think of hard work: tilling the soil, pulling the weeds, planting crops, getting your hands dirty. Others consider gardening to be a way to reconnect with nature after a stressful day at work, a way to help feed pollinators, a means to be able to grow what they eat, or an artistic expression of oneself. No matter your answer, we should all have one reason in common: Gardening is fun!

Innovation in Hydrangeas with Invincibelle® Spirit II.

I am once again writing about my garden each month. You'll get to see the good and the bad, after all gardening is a different adventure every year.

Oso Easy Fragrant Spreader Rose

What do you see when you go out to collect the mail each day? A patch of worn earth or a vibrant, blooming garden? Creating a garden that will deliver smiles daily is an easy task when you consider these valuable tips.

Credit: Jitze Couperus (Flickr)

Each year we introduce new plants for the upcoming season, and 2016 is a banner year for new Proven Winners®.  We have 43 new annuals and I want to give you a quick introduction to each of them.  However, with 43 plants I am going to break them into three different groups based loosely on color. 


Take a summer-long tour through my garden.

Do you have a shady spot in the garden?

Is your garden growing in full sun? If so, you'll need to select Proven Winners Perennials that thrive in six or more hours of direct sunlight each day. Here are some colorful ideas to keep your garden blooming from spring through fall.

Looking ideas on plants and ways to get children excited and hooked on gardening.  These suggesetions are from readers of the Proven Winners e-newsletter.

See photos and commentary on my garden for 2014.

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