As you head off to the nurseries and garden centers this spring, have you ever stopped to wonder how those beautiful new plant varieties are selected each year? Danielle Ernst of Proven Winners shares the dirt with Nest in Style on Horticulture Radio and gives Jayme Jenkins and Teresa O’Connor a behind-the-scenes look at how these new varieties are bred, researched, selected and introduced to customers around the nation. She also shares her favorite 2011 Proven Winner introductions.
But that’s not all. We’re giving away Proven Winner plants too.
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Here’s what you can win: Six lucky listeners will win all of the Proven Winner plants shown in one of these two gorgeous container plantings, specially created for us by two professional container designers – Lynn Felici-Gallant and Christina Salwitz.
Plants Lynn Felici-Galant’s Container
- Capiscum annuum (Sweet Pickle Pepper) and Mentha Mojito Mint (from PW/Pleasant View Garden’s Edible Collection™)
- Physocarpus Coppertina™
- Ageratum Stellar Blue™
- Gaura Karolee® Petite Pink Coleus
- ColorBlaze® Alligator Tears™
- Euphorbia Diamond Frost®
Plants in Christina Salwitz’s Container
- Coleus ‘Sedona’
- Oxalis ‘Charmed Wine’
- Heuchera ‘Dolce Key Lime’
- Sunsatia ‘Mango’ Nemesia
- Grass – ‘Red Riding Hood’
- Dwarf Purple Fountain Grass
How to Enter the Proven Winner Giveaway
Simply leave us a comment below and tell us what new plants you’re dying to plant in the garden this year. That’s all you have to do in this random drawing.
The winners will be announced in next month’s Nest in Style on Horticulture Radio, and plants from one of these two containers will be sent in early May. Good luck everyone!
Some of Danielle’s Favorite 2011 Varieties:
What’s Coming: Tune in next month when we discuss edible gardening, including a radio interview with Graham Kerr of the Galloping Gourmet. Meanwhile, go grow something!
You can also catch Jayme Jenkins on her aHa! Modern Living blog, and Teresa O’Connor on her blog Seasonal Wisdom.
Looking for more Proven Winners? Or how about some Award Winners? Download Horticulture’s 2010 and Horticulture’s 2011 Plants We Love issues to get the dirt on the winners.