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These 10 plants should be great in landscapes in almost any climate. They were chosen to be heat tolerant, to need limited to no supplemental water and to be easy to care for with no deadheading needed.

In a world where instant gratification is the status quo, people often expect plants to grow at lightning speed. If this sounds like you, be ready to hit the ground running next spring with top-performing Proven Winners that have instant impact when planted as screens, hedges, groundcovers and hanging baskets.

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.

Cityline hydrangeas

JANE BEGGS-JOLES

Marketing Specialist
Spring Meadow Nursery Inc            

Jane Beggs-Joles began her horticultural career at River Farm, headquarters of the American Horticultural Society, where she worked as a gardener and intern for two warm, humid northern Virginia summers. Despite the charms of that Potomac estate, she moved to Michigan to earn her B.S. in horticulture from Michigan State University and then undertook an M.S. degree in agricultural economics. Jane joined the team  at Spring Meadow Nursery in 1999, five years before their 2004 partnership with Proven Winners. Jane’s current position of licensee analyst enables her to enjoy two of her passions: excellent plants and well-organized spreadsheets. She firmly believes that there is a botanical answer to any landscape situation, and strives to make it easy for people to choose the right plant in the right place.

The SMART SHRUB SERIES

Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs are selected from the best the world has to offer – from far-away places like Korea and Poland to our stateside development and trial facility in Grand Haven, Michigan. Now, get the inside scoop, along with a bit of wit and humor, from a professional horticulturist who knows these shrubs because she’s grown them. Jane will share interesting tidbits about new introductions and old favorites alike, along with landscape ideas, trends, and advice on making our line of award-winning flowering shrubs work for your business.

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. 

ColorBlaze® Apple Brandy

Take a summer-long tour through my garden. You hear me talk about my garden every month in the newsletter, so I thought I would show you a few photos so you could actually see what I am doing.

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.

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