Designing, planting and maintaining landscapes for ecologically-minded customers requires a shift in the way we think about and care for gardens. Plants play a huge roll in providing pollen, nectar and seeds for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, songbirds and insects. Learn more about gardening for pollinators here.
Did you know that Hydrangea is the #1 genus searched online? The popularity of hydrangeas continues to skyrocket as hardier, showier varieties are developed every year. Their versatility in sun to shade and bold blooms make them must-have shrubs for every garden. To make your buying decision easier, let’s narrow down the diverse selection to the top ten best-selling Proven Winners hydrangeas.
Evergreen shrubs are the ideal plants for low maintenance landscapes where they are cold hardy and durable. Discover the broad range of forms, textures and species available for use as hedges, upright accents, groundcovers and flowering fillers here.
The Little Lime® Hydrangea is hardy to Zone 3 and does best in full sun or part shade.
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.
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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.
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 http://www.plantsoup.com/
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 - http://agrowingpassion.com/episode-305-coming-to-a-nursery-near-you/