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Solve one of the biggest issues with hydrangeas—unreliable bloom—by planting panicle hydrangeas from Proven Winners. Whether you’re looking to plant a living screen or fill patio pots, there’s a hydrangea to fit your needs.

We all want to do the “right” thing and that means switching to plants that are less thirsty.

Nan Sterman is one of California's leading voices on how to:

  • Create beautiful, low water gardens
  • Create sustainable gardens
  • Grow organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs
  • Remove and replace lawn with beautiful, low water plants

Discover the many ways that Nan helps people create the gardens of their dreams at

Nan is also the host of A Growing Passion, a show about ordinary people who happen to be extraordinary (and passionate) gardeners. A Growing Passion takes viewers into their own backyards to explore ways to create beautiful and welcoming outdoor living spaces using plants and products that are achievable, affordable, attractive, and in tune with the natural environment.  Check out this episode about how plants get to market -


Fall is an ideal time to work outdoors--conditions are ripe for planting and the crisp, clear air is invigorating. Create a bounty of beauty this fall with season-extending annuals, perennials and shrubs from Proven Winners.

Learn about ways to use black in your garden, along with some plants you can use that have black foliage.

Little Quick Fire Hydrangea

You can imagine I have quite a collection of Proven Winners plants since I've been working here for 15 years.  Out of the 100's of Proven Winners plants in my yard these are my top favorites.

Are these nasty pests devouring your favorite flowers and plants this summer? Here’s what you can do to stop them.

Tired of planting the same thing every year for shade? Try these unique ideas.

Hostas and Yews are dependable standbys for shade, but there are many alternatives you may not have considered yet. Calycanthus, Itea, Tiarella and Coleus light up shady landscapes with their colorful foliage and fragrant blooms. Here are ten different shade plants you can use to give your clients’ shade gardens a little more spunk. Try pairing them with the unique shade planting partners suggested with each item.

Two of the most common questions we get are:

  1. Is it hardy for me?
  2. Is it deer resistant?

So here’s a list of our top 10 hardy perennials that deer don’t like!  

You aren’t the only one excited to see all that lush green new growth and colorful blooms popping up in your garden. If you’re like a lot of gardeners, you have slugs and snails hiding in your garden. They come out to feast after you are fast asleep, riddling your beautiful plants with noticeable holes and your blood pressure goes WAY up! So how can you control this assault on your precious plants?  There is no magic wand for most of us, the truth is it takes a lot of diligence to control these pests, but there are options and you can make an impact!

Do you love all things Mid-Century?  If so, this article is for you.

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