Proven Winners is all about trialing plants for years before deciding to add them to our line, and one of the criteria we test for is if the plant will perform well for home gardeners, with ease. For the past several years we have asked a wide range of professionals in our industry to help us select varieties to feature as National Plants of the Year. Here is the collection for 2020, plus three great new introductions that just missed being National Plants of the Year. You can be confident that these low-maintenance plants will surpass your expectations, without much help from you.
Gain some helpful tips about how to care for perennial plants including which types benefit from deadheading, how often to fertilize and divide, and much more in this informative article.
We all love ‘the hunt’ in spring, the stroll down the garden center aisles, looking left and right for the new plant varieties you’ve been hearing about for months! Then, the excitement of seeing the newest cultivars, putting them in your cart, mentally planning just exactly how you are going to use it…that’s the joy of the season ahead.
Every garden has challenges that you must tackle in order to be successful in creating a beautiful space. Long term, you can make it easier on yourself by choosing durable plants that are well-suited to the area you have in mind.
No matter how long you’ve been gardening, there is always something new to learn. Here are a few more lessons our fans have shared with us from their own experiences.
The garden is a constant teacher. What did you learn this year? Here are the lessons from plant enthusiasts just like you.
Even though you may prefer a nicely air-conditioned house in summer, there are plenty of hardy plants that thrive in the heat outdoors. Let’s take a closer look at ten of our favorites for your hot, dry landscape.
You’ve selected a beautiful ornamental grass to add to your landscape. Now, what should you plant with it? Here are ten ideas for perfect pairings.
Think of any spot in your garden and there’s likely an ornamental grass to fit. This versatile group of plants suits all sorts of uses in landscapes and containers, even in water gardens. Though most prefer quite a bit of sunshine, some grasses can handle filtered shade. Let’s take a look at five ways to use ornamental grasses in your garden this season.