Friday, March 1, 2019

Denver Fling: Proven Winners and Denver Botanic Gardens

The Garden Bloggers Fling is a non-profit organization; we would be nowhere without our generous sponsors! 

A big "thank-you" goes out to each and every one! 

Today we'd like to familiarize everyone with one of our top level sponsors

Proven Winners® ColorChoice® 



Proven Winners® ColorChoice® shrubs are bred, tested, and selected to bring you more success with less effort. From longer bloom times and easy-care petite sizes, to lush foliage and grand blossoms on sturdy stems - enviable, easy-care gardens 
begin with the plants in the distinctive white pot.

When you see a Proven Winners® plant in the distinctive white pot, you see a national brand that stands for high quality and reliability. But what you may not see are the cooperative efforts that are constantly in play to ensure that our plants are unsurpassed in terms of flowering, growth habit, disease resistance and garden performance.

People might think of Proven Winners is one big, corporate entity, but the heart of Proven Winners is our cooperative of independent, family-owned propagation nurseries that work with thousands of local finishing nurseries and retail garden centers across North America to bring better plants and greater gardening enjoyment, to consumers. Our success, is their success. That’s why the support of plants bearing the Proven Winners name, and of the gardening industry as a whole, doesn’t stop when the sale is made. A big part of this support is through education.

We are constantly looking for new ways to raise awareness about gardening, to educate new generations of gardeners, and connect more people with the restorative power of plants. One way we do this by reaching out to, and partnering with, garden communicators like you. If there are shrubs you’d like to trial, or if you have an article or blog post featuring our shrubs, please let us know! We’d love to share your content across our social media channels, and we’re always here to supply photos and additional information about our plants.


Twitter Accounts: PWCC - https://twitter.com/Spring_Meadow also Garden PR -https://twitter.com/GardenPR_PW


Proven Winners® ColorChoice® flowering shrubs are best known for their outstanding hydrangeas. With bigger blooms, held up on strong, sturdy stems, it’s no wonder hydrangeas like ‘Limelight’, Incrediball®, and Invincibelle® Spirit II, which has led the charge in raising over $1 million for breast cancer research, have become household names. The 2019 Hydrangea of the Year, Fire Light®Hydrangea Paniculata, is also gaining lots of attention for its super-hardy, easy to grow qualities, plus gorgeous blooms that emerge creamy-white and age to a vivid red for lots of summer color.


Proven Winners® is also donating our lanyards, and live plants for our Fling raffle! 

Let's see what the Denver Botanic Gardens has in store for us.

Alliums and poppies make a beautiful color contrast


Your eyes will focus on the round pass-through, but look down at the walkway. It's made of thousands of oval stones placed upright, next to each other -- a real piece of artwork.



The Japanese Garden is wondrous.



Flowers abound



There is no shortage of artwork amid the landscaping


Water always makes for a tranquil feeling


The Cactus and Succulent House has a whole lot of specimens in a small space.




One of several crevice gardens.


 A tropical oasis awaits in the Conservatory



The Woodland Mosaic Garden features a historic solarium surrounded by tall trees

This 23-acre park has so much to see; and it's ever-changing as plants mature, some get replaced, more art is added, spaces are filled, gardens are re-worked, and so on. 
Those of you on an extended stay in Denver may want to come back to explore every inch!

~Laura




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