BySusan Martin for Proven Winners Photographs courtesy of Proven Winners
Winter is the best time to start planning how you will spice up your landscape with new flowers in spring. From a groundbreaking Calibrachoa for landscapes to a rainbow of new Supertunias, you’ll find something to suit your garden style in this preview of new annuals for 2016 from Proven Winners.
7 – INTENSIA® White Phlox A neater shape, better vigor and great disease resistance are the standout features of the newest member of the award winning Intensia® series. Phlox are terrific planted en masse in the landscape because of their extended bloom time from late spring through fall and broadly mounding habit. Two keys to success: well-drained soil and planting in mid-spring once temperatures have warmed up. Phlox does not like cold, wet feet. Full sun. Landscape Companions: SUPERTUNIA® Royal Velvet Petunia, ‘Cat’s Meow’ Nepeta, Orchid Satin® Hibiscus syriacus
8 – SUPERTUNIA® Honey Petunia Supertunia® Honey features an incredible ever-changing array of yellow, orange, salmon, and pink blossoms on mounding, well-branched plants. Its vigor and disease resistance match that of other Supertunias and it has good heat and cold tolerance too. This is an incredibly versatile plant, blooming from spring to frost without deadheading in landscapes, hanging baskets and combination containers. Full sun to light shade. Find more new Supertunias for 2016 here. Landscape Companions: Sweet Caroline Raven Ipomoea, RAINBOW RHYTHM® ‘Ruby Spider’ Hemerocallis, OSO EASY® Paprika Rosa
See all of the new annuals for 2016 from Proven Winners in this YouTube video.
Learn more about all of the new plants for 2016 from Proven Winners here.
Contributor Bio: Susan Martin is a lifelong gardener and perennial specialist with 18 years of experience in the Horticulture Industry. She is a native of Michigan where she has been gardening since the age of four in sandy and clay soils.
By Heirloom Roses
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In many areas of the country this is an excellent time to prune roses. Although rose pruning may seems daunting, it’s not hard to learn and the results are well worth the effort. For an informative article on rose pruning, click here .
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