TAG: Proven Winners

Proven Winners names plant of the year

December 1, 2016By

Proven Winners ColorChoice Flowering Shrubs, the brand name of Spring Meadow Nursery located in Grand Haven, Mich., selected Yuki Cherry Blossom deutzia as the 2017 plant of the year. Introduced in 2014, its popularity has skyrocketed among landscapers, gardeners and homeowners, and it is a top seller in the marketplace, the company said. Over 10 years in the making, Yuki Cherry... read more

NGB fundraises for therapy gardens

September 3, 2014By

The National Garden Bureau (NGB) created “Growing for Futures,” a philanthropic program to build therapeutic gardens. The first beneficiary of the annual fundraising effort is Growing Solutions Farm in Chicago, a vocational program of the Julie + Michael Tracy Family Foundation/Urban Autism Solutions, which serves, educates and trains young adults with autism. NGB aims to raise $10,000. As a vocational... read more

Proven Winners launches scholarship program

June 20, 2014By

Proven Winners wants to support college students by introducing a $15,000 scholarship program. This program, launching this year, will award scholarships in three areas: The Proven Winners Innovations in Plant Breeding Scholarship ($5,000); The Proven Winners Innovations in Horticultural Marketing Scholarship ($5,000); and The Proven Winners Grower Excellence Scholarship ($5,000). Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in a four-year university and... read more

Proven Winners dubs first Botanical Trail

April 16, 2014By

Proven Winners designated its first Proven Winners Botanical Trail, naming Kentucky’s Rockcastle River Trading Co. the first such property in the nation. A designated Proven Winners Botanical Trail exemplifies a property that successfully integrates Proven Winners plants as a complement to the natural landscape, while respecting local landscape tradition and indigenous plant material. Rockcastle River Trading Co. is a home and... read more

Proven Winners names new Signature Garden location

March 26, 2014By

Proven Winners added a new name to its Signature Garden roster: Kentucky’s Governor’s Mansion. Making it the sixth location of a Proven Winners Signature Garden, Kentucky’s Governor’s Mansion holds the designation with Hotel Iroquois in Mackinac Island, Mich.; The Duke Mansion in Charlotte, N.C.; Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens in San Diego; Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester, Mich.; and the... read more

November 2013 Web Extra: Signature Garden program

December 5, 2013By

In the run-up to The Duke Mansion’s 100th anniversary celebration in 2015, the historic estate’s gardens have been named one of only three Proven Winners Signature Gardens in the nation. The others are the Hotel Iroquois on Michigan’s Mackinac Island and Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens in Southern California. The Duke Mansion is located in Charlotte, N.C. This program evolved out... read more