Well, it's not actually Day 2 - it's more like a week after Day 2 in case you were worried that you have been in a time warp. The only thing warped is my overstuffed schedule where I'm trying to work full-time designing and organizing the planting of thousands of annual flowers, write articles, start writing a new book, be a participating part of my precious family, travel to plant nerd events and give seminars on plant nerd info, and sometimes escape to enjoy some time with my ever-faithful girlfriends. Somewhere in there is doing something that I also really enjoy - having time to write my blog!
But I know what you really want to know is "WHAT WERE THE BEST NEW FLOWERS YOU SAW". I am incredibly thankful to Proven Winners Plants
for providing me and opportunity to be a part of their trials and a chance to tour the other plant trial
facilities. Proven Winners has some fabulous plants that are calling my name.
|One of PW's Graceful Grasses that will find its way into many of my containers is this rich burgandy-leaf "Vertigo". |
|"Vertigo" creates a nice arching grass that gets 24"-36" high and 24" round, loves full sun, and is tolerant of heat and drought. |
|Hibiscus "Cherry Cheesecake"|
|Proven Winner's Hibiscus Summerific 'Cherry Cheesecake' was absolutely dreamy, even in bud form.|
|PW's Hosta 'Whee!' and Heuchera 'Cinnamon Curls'|
|Groovy leaves on the 'Whee'|
|Available next year will be Lilac "Boomerang" - a repeat blooming lilac bush! |
Labels: California Spring Trials, Hibiscus, Lilac, new plant introductions, Pennisetum Vertigo, perennial plants, proven winners plants