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Shrubs are a key element for building good garden bones so it's important to get their placement right.
It’s time to plant! Trials show that fall planted perennials typically have larger crowns, stronger stems, and more flowers compared to those planted in spring. Here are five top recommended Proven Winners® Perennials for fall planting.
No-fuss landscaping is in high demand and Proven Winners is meeting it by introducing low maintenance shrubs that require no pruning to achieve a naturally refined, compact habit. When you grow these varieties, there’s no need to worry about pruning at the wrong time or the wrong way. See how we’re making landscaping easier for everyone with these six no-prune shrubs for landscapes.
For many home gardeners, it’s not the lack of desire to work in the garden, but the lack of time to do the work. Wouldn’t it be nice to relax on your patio, look out into your lush landscape, and know that the shrubs you’ve planted are growing beautifully all on their own? By choosing low maintenance varieties, it’s easy to realize that dream. Here are five top-rated shrubs you’ll love to grow.
Finishing plants outdoors when temperatures are just above freezing can help production in many ways. By increasing your production space and moving more mature crops outside, you can increase the spacing on the remaining plants or order in new plants to get more out of every season. Finishing outdoors under cool temperatures also helps acclimate plants to the outdoor environment, making them tougher, more compact, and increases the plants’ survival rates for your customers when they transplant them. The cool temperatures will slow the crops, so plan for that, but the benefits usually outweigh the longer crop times.
Jet black foliage, excellent vigor and exceptional garden performance make this award-winning coral bells as unique as its namesake. Meet the one and only Primo™ ‘Black Pearl’ Heuchera (coral bells).
At Proven Winners, we offer a vast array of annuals, perennials and shrubs and many of them are stars in both landscapes and containers. Here are a few new annual plants we want to introduce you to that will wow almost anywhere you put them. You will be absolutely amazed by the beautiful garden performance they deliver from spring into fall.
New to perennials, or just need a few solid recommendations? Try these five genera which are recommended by our growers for their ease in finished greenhouse production.
In a world where instant gratification is the status quo, people often expect plants to grow at lightning speed. If this sounds like you, be ready to hit the ground running next spring with top-performing Proven Winners that have instant impact when planted as screens, hedges, groundcovers and hanging baskets.
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.