Garden Blog – Category: Container Gardening

A Shrub for Any Size Garden- Part 1

One family with Small, Medium and Large Options

Hydrangea 'Bobo'You’re walking through your neighborhood and you see a shrub that you just love, but then it hits you, I don’t have a spot for something that large. Let me tell you just because the shrub you fell in love with is out of your ‘league’, doesn’t mean that there isn’t a smaller more compact option.

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The ‘Dark Knight’ That Adds Light

Lobularia ‘Dark Knight’

Lobularia 'Dark Knight' An amazing plant that performs all summer long, Lobularia ‘Dark Knight’ is a standout new annual for 2015! In several applications such as in garden beds and combination designs, ‘Dark Knight’ added that superb splash of light I was hoping for.

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Water, Feed, Water!

Keeping Your Plants Alive

The Best Plant FertilizerAlright, let’s face it when we get hungry we go get food, and when we get thirsty we take a drink. If only life was this easy for all living things, plants included…

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Beautiful Baskets After Dark

Lighted Hanging Baskets

Lighted hanging BasketsHave you ever considered enjoying the beauty of your hanging baskets once it gets dark? Are you the type of person who forgets to water? If either of these sound like you, I want have just the solution! I would like to introduce to you the “i3 Planters”, to light up your night life and take the pain out of watering!

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Add a Little Pizzazz to Your Containers

Funky & Fun- FOREST™ Pink Gomphrena

FOREST™ Pink GomphrenaI am always on the lookout for plants and flowers that add an element of ‘fun’ to my landscape and containers. I think that FOREST™ Pink Gomphrena is just what I needed.

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A Surefire™ Annual for all Sun/Shade Conditions

Surefire™ Red Begonia

Surefire™ Red BegoniaFinding the perfect plant for all sun and shade areas can be tricky, but new for 2014 Surefire™ Red Begonia is the plant for all areas. Begonias are well suited for both landscape plantings and container designs.

It is a sure bet that Surefire™ Red Begonia will work in almost any planting application that you desire for it. I was fortunate enough to receive from Proven Winners®, a plant to trial in my garden. I must say that Surefire™ Red, planted directly in the landscape was just as amazing as planted in a container combination. One plant in the landscape, in full sun, stood approximately 18 inches tall and wide and put on a show from June, when it was planted, until late in the fall when the frost finally got it. A nonstop bloomer, a must have!

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A Fun New Clematis from Proven Winners®

Clematis ‘Diamond Ball’

Clematis 'Diamond Ball'There is so much time and thought that goes into naming plants, but when the name is revealed it is so neat how perfect it fits. New for 2014, Clematis ‘Diamond Ball’, this jewel is going to shine in your landscape.

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A ‘Punch’ of Color for Combinations

A Garden Crossings Favorite! Superbells® Pomegranate Punch

Superbells® Pomegranate PunchAre you looking to add a ‘punch’ of color to your landscapes or annual combination planter? Let me introduce to you Superbells® Pomegranate Punch. In general, a red petunia or calibrachoa really doesn’t do much for me, that was until I was able to trial Superbells® Pomegranate Punch.

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Supertunia® Flamingo is Flying off The Shelves

Bold & Beautiful

Supertunia FlamingoI know you are thinking how many pink Petunias does one really need or want. But what if I told you they just keep getting better. Your old tried and true may no longer be the best thing out there. You’re paying for the plant, why not get the best plant for your money!

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Simple Space Saving Solutions for the Urban Gardener

Container Gardening

Annual Combination PlanterAre you finding that you just don’t have enough space for all the plants that you love? That is often a problem for gardeners, with all the great new plant varieties that are being introduced. I am here to tell you, “You don’t need to give up your dreams, you just need to shrink them!” That being said let me tell you a little bit about gardening in tight spaces when you live in big places.

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What’s So Super About Supertunias

Look no Further Than Supertunia®

Supertunias

You may be asking what is so super about Supertunias®? Why does Garden Crossings make such a big deal out of them? We really do think they are super and we stand behind that statement by planting hundreds of them in our very own landscape, both at the Garden Center/Greenhouse and at our home, every year!
What is a Supertunia®? A Supertunia® is a petunia that has been breed and tested for excellence in performance, flower power, and overall habit by the folks at Proven Winners®. Petunia Supertunia® is marketed by Proven Winners® and has been proven to perform well all over the county. These plants are an excellent choice for use in ground plantings, hanging baskets and in combination planters. Supertunias® have a trailing habit with the exception of the Vista® series, theirs is a mounding habit.

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