I consider myself lucky to be included in Proven Winners Garden Writers Plant Trials. I get to preview, grow, and enjoy several new exciting plant introductions from Proven Winners ColorChoice. The box arrived yesterday and considering the plants were in transit for two days, they were in excellent shape. Last year, the plants had a rough journey and many of them were knocked out of their pots and quite dry – some of them didn’t survive.
I didn’t have a lot of time last night, so I just made sure they had some fresh air and water. Tonight, I’m going to remove my spent Parrot tulips from my front urn and plant my new PW annuals. I’ll provide a thorough description of the new varieties and keep you posted over the summer as to how they perform.
I spent a week in Germany in early May visiting family and appreciating the spring blooms. Although it rained the entire time I was there, I was able to get a few photos to showcase a few gardens.
Most gardeners have limited space, so many of them have rock walls in their garden with cascading plants.
Hardy giant peony.
The hills are alive with dandelions. Photo courtesy of Karl Sonnenberg.
Blooming apple and cherry trees. Photo courtesy of Karl Sonnenberg.
White ruffled tulips. Photo courtesy of Karl Sonnenberg.
Wildlife in the garden? These snails appear everywhere after the rain.
After a recent trip to Germany, I was worried that I would miss my tulips blooming in the garden, but luckily I got home in time to see the new varieties I had planted. Each year I buy new bulbs for my container that graces my front steps. I then plant them in the garden in the fall. I always look for bulbs showy and flamboyant or unusual colours or interesting petals. Last year, these green and pink parrot tulips captured my attention at the garden centre. The ruffled pink petals edged with streaks of green are really quite stunning!