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Clay soil is much maligned by gardeners and homeowners everywhere, and no wonder: it’s heavy, sticky, and difficult to work in. But the simple fact is that clay soil gets its bad rap because it’s hard on people - from a plant’s point of view, clay soil is usually not problematic at all. In fact, clay soils offer plants two major advantages over other soil types: they hold water well, minimizing drought stress, and are abundant in nutrients essential for plant growth.  So, if you’ve been struggling to achieve your dream garden or landscape in clay soil, cheer up! Here are ten beautiful annuals that will thrive in clay.

Butterflies, hummingbirds, songbirds and bees add wonderful movement and great interest to our gardens. Attracting these winged friends to your garden is a fairly simple matter.  Provide them with food, water and shelter and they are happy to come and stay a while. There is a wide palette of plants that will work for both your garden and pollinators.

Flowers may come and go, but fabulous foliage is hard at work every single day bringing beauty to garden spaces. Some plants with fun foliage act as a backdrop for flashier flowering plants while others steal the show all on their own. Let’s take a closer look at ten new annuals, perennials and shrubs being introduced this year that offer season-long color for containers and landscapes.

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.

Bloomerang Dark Purple lilac

Clay soil is much maligned by gardeners and homeowners everywhere, and no wonder: it’s heavy, sticky, and difficult to work in. But the simple fact is that clay soil gets its bad rap because it’s hard on people - from a plant’s point of view, clay soil is usually not problematic at all. In fact, clay soils offer plants two major advantages over other soil types: they hold water well, minimizing drought stress, and are abundant in nutrients essential for plant growth.  So, if you’ve been struggling to achieve your dream garden or landscape in clay soil, cheer up! Here are ten beautiful shrubs that will thrive in clay.

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Spring is the most active time to be in the garden. Using all the pent-up energy we’ve accrued over winter, let’s head outdoors to clean out and prepare our garden beds, repair hardscaping, do a little pruning and moving, and start the growing season off right. Here are ten things you can do to launch the spring season successfully.

Blue flowering plants always seem to be in high demand. I suppose it is natural for things that are in short supply to be highly valued, and that is certainly true of blue flowers. This article will give you ten beautiful ideas for blue flowering annual plants.

With more than two dozen new Proven Winners annuals for 2018 it is hard to pick only four to focus on. If you ask me tomorrow my list might be different, but for today here are the top four new Proven Winners I know gardeners will adore.
 

Invincibelle Spirit II hydrangea

Pink is the international color of breast cancer awareness. Whether you are looking for a gift for a friend who has been touched by cancer or wish to show your support by planting all things pink, here are ten beautiful options we can confidently recommend.

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