Hi, I’m Susan and I’m a copywriter and resident Plant Geek for Proven Winners. You’ll find me either writing about or working hands-on with all kinds of plants just about every day of the week here in my zone 6 Michigan garden. You guessed it—plants are my passion! My garden is nearly entirely encompassed in various degrees of shade, so I’ve come to know which Proven Winners work best in my environment. I envy those of you who have sunny landscapes! What I would give for just a little slice of sunshine…
What's going on, my petunias and geraniums have stopped blooming and there are tiny holes in the leaves, flowers and buds.
If you are lucky enough to live in a part of the country where winter means it never freezes, then you are a lucky gardener!
Learn about ways to use Chartreuse in the garden, along with plants that sport the color.
To get the most out of your plants, especially container plants, fertilizing is essential. This article will go over the basic types of fertilizers used on annual plants and give recommendations on when and how to apply those fertilizers.
Here are a few ideas for some specific needs. Everyone is always looking for annuals for shade and for height. And don't forget to plant something that smells good close to your seating area or close to your door.
Impatiens is a stalwart annual in shade gardens and with good reason. However, bedding Impatiens are susceptible to downy mildew. Read this article to understand what the disease is, whether you should be worried or not and what possible replacements for Impatiens are out there.
New plants are the life's blood of any plant company and our outstanding new varieties are sure to find homes in your garden.