Posts Tagged ‘Proven Winners’

Deer Resistant, Easy Care Annuals

    You know the scenario; there’s a space in the border. Which of course being a conscientious gardener means you have a duty to fill it. Such a dilemma typically results in hastily scribbled notes, a few iPhone snapshots for reference and hours of pondering. Your favorite gardening books, magazines and blogs all offer…

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New Easy Care Shrubs for 2015

Gardening in deer-prone country is so frustrating. As a designer I envision grand plant and color combinations in my mind – only to struggle to then find deer resistant plants that fulfill those criteria of shape, color and form. As a result I feel as though I’m working with a very limited plant palette at…

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Pretty in Pink

It’s often the case that it is only when we are challenged to do something different we discover that we actually quite like it. Such has been the case with two pink flowering annuals I have grown this year.  They will be available in 2015 from good nurseries or direct from Proven Winners (who have…

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Deer-Free Garden Dreams for 2014

It always amazes me that after just a few months respite from gardening I suddenly find myself dreaming of next seasons adventures. Moving the shrub that got too big for the front garden over to the back garden where it will have a bit more breathing room. Or making a list of new vegetables to…

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Exciting New Plants for 2014!

Yes you read that correctly – these are new introductions to watch out for next year. As a garden writer I have the opportunity to test plants in my own garden and containers before they are released to the retail nurseries. I suspect passing quality control at the grower’s greenhouses may actually be easier than…

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