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Have you ever wondered how plants get their names? We’ll let you in on a little behind-the-scenes action here at Proven Winners and tell you how a few of our favorites were named.

Tired of growing the same few plants every year in your shade garden? Here are ten new ideas to help you brighten up your space with showy blooms and fantastic foliage.

 

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 ten varieties we think you’ll love for your garden.

Clay soil—for many it presents a real challenge in the garden. Though there are lots of ways to improve its texture and drainage, make it easy on yourself and choose to grow plants that naturally thrive in clay soils. Here’s a closer look at ten new perennials for clay, shown in order of their bloom times.

Supporting pollinators ranks high among gardeners’ concerns and we agree—we all need to do what we can to provide a beneficial habitat, food and shelter for these critical creatures. Let’s take a look at ten new perennials we’re introducing this year that provide beauty and sustenance in the garden.

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.

Taller plants are essential for making our gardens really sing.  Vertical elements in gardens help stretch the garden into a another dimension and make for a more interesting, better balanced garden.

Berry Poppins Ilex verticillata winterberry holly

Winter is an ideal time of year to plan for next season’s garden, and your best new idea might be closer than you think. Let’s explore where we can find inspiration that will help us dream up and plan next year’s garden.

Like you, we are constantly drawing inspiration from nature as we create beautiful new varieties of perennials. We've made some significant advancements in traits like disease resistance and length of bloom, and we're always looking for lower maintenance, better performing selections that make it easy for you to be successful in the garden. Here are some examples of our best native perennial cultivars.

With so many beautiful varieties to choose from, how do you pick the best Hibiscus for your garden? We’ve narrowed it down to our top 10 hardy varieties for outdoor landscapes.

 

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