Follow trending colors as we explore the Pantone Color Institute’s Color of the Year. This year’s selection is an energizing hue of coral with golden undertones, a color that often found in nature both in gardens and the sea.
Some colors can be found in abundance in the landscape, but blue often isn’t one of them. Yet gardeners tell us it is one of their most favorite colors, so we’re always seeking out reliable perennials that are worthy of the Proven Winners name. Here are ten we think are definitely worth finding a place for in your landscape.
To ensure only the top performing perennials are put into the Proven Winners brand, each variety is trialed extensively. Like all Proven Winners perennials, the Paint the Town Dianthus series was tested alongside market standards at a range of testing sites in a variety of zones. These perennials are not only trialed in containers, but in ground as well to ensure winter hardiness and performance for many seasons.
Have you ever wondered how plants get their names? We’ll let you in on a little behind-the-scenes action here at Proven Winners and tell you how a few of our favorites were named.
Tired of growing the same few plants every year in your shade garden? Here are ten new ideas to help you brighten up your space with showy blooms and fantastic foliage.
Summer sun can be brutally strong in some climates, and it’s not for the faint of heart. These new heat tolerant annuals not only survive in the heat, they thrive in it. They produce more flowers on larger plants as the temperatures rise, making them ideal for growing in warm climates and places with hot summers.
Flowers come in many colors and many forms. One often overlooked type are flowers that feature more than one color. Bicolor blooms come in a myriad of types and in almost every color under the rainbow. They can sport an eye that contrasts to the petal edges, stripes, one color grading into another or a petal edge that contrasts with the main flower color, just to name a few. These bicolored blooms can be a great addition to any garden. Bicolor flowers have become ever more popular over the past few years. I suppose that really shouldn’t be surprising, after all what’s not to love!
While northerners are filling their fall containers with traditional mums and gourds, gardeners in warmer climates are gearing up to begin a whole new gardening season that lasts from fall through winter. Let’s take a look at five non-traditional container recipes for southern gardens that reflect the warm mood and rich textures of the season.
Hydrangeas are extremely popular and the cool season of fall is the best time to plant them! Here are 5 easy-to-grow, easy-to-love hydrangeas that you can plant with confidence.
Purple is the new neutral in the gardening world. It goes with just about any other color you pair it with, from contrasting oranges to complementary pinks and greens. The descriptors “blue” and “purple” are used loosely when it comes to flowers and plants; they describe a whole range of these cool tones. Check out this list of ten varieties we think you’ll love for your garden.