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Learn about ways to use blue in your garden, along with some plants you can use that have blue flowers or foliage.

Looking for just the right plant to fit in that narrow space along your front walkway or unique plants to tuck into a retaining wall? Find those and many more in this pictorial guide to plants for tight spaces.

Proven Winners is all about trialing plants for years before deciding to add them to our line, and one of the criteria we test for is if the plant will perform well for home gardeners, with ease. For the past several years we have asked a wide range of professionals in our industry to help us select varieties to feature as National Plants of the Year. Here is the collection for 2020, plus three great new introductions that just missed being National Plants of the Year. You can be confident that these low-maintenance plants will surpass your expectations, without much help from you.

Colorful plants that offer sweeping swathes of color are wonderful additions to landscapes. As I well know, filling those large spaces - I have a 60 foot by 8-foot bed where I fill in lots of space with annuals - can get expensive. I love how annuals provide constant, all-summer color and flexibility to change my color scheme. I also enjoy a good deal which is why I often choose fast-growing, wide-spreading annuals that I can depend on to fill the border with color. Here are some of my favorites for adding lots of color with not that many plants.

We all love ‘the hunt’ in spring, the stroll down the garden center aisles, looking left and right for the new plant varieties you’ve been hearing about for months! Then, the excitement of seeing the newest cultivars, putting them in your cart, mentally planning just exactly how you are going to use it…that’s the joy of the season ahead.

Every garden has challenges that you must tackle in order to be successful in creating a beautiful space. Long term, you can make it easier on yourself by choosing durable plants that are well-suited to the area you have in mind. 

 

No matter how long you’ve been gardening, there is always something new to learn. Here are a few more lessons our fans have shared with us from their own experiences.

 

The garden is a constant teacher. What did you learn this year? Here are the lessons from plant enthusiasts just like you.

Think of any spot in your garden and there’s likely an ornamental grass to fit. This versatile group of plants suits all sorts of uses in landscapes and containers, even in water gardens. Though most prefer quite a bit of sunshine, some grasses can handle filtered shade. Let’s take a look at five ways to use ornamental grasses in your garden this season.

Ready to grow a gorgeous garden? Start with these top award-winning annuals, perennials and shrubs which are ready to flourish in your containers and landscape. 

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