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which fall veggie are you

Which Fall Veggie Are You?

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10% or less

Pumpkin ‘Hijinks’ You’re the life of the party! You’re a “people person”, and everyone loves having you around. pumpkin hijinks

11 - 35%

 Baby Broccoli ‘Aspabroc’ You’re a sensitive soul, and people are drawn to your inviting personality.

35 - 100%

 Collards ‘Bulldog’ You’re a Type-A go-getter. You can come off as a bit stubborn, but ultimately, people appreciate your honesty and realize that you don’t take things too seriously.bulldog collards

 

3 Free Fall Events at Crystal Bridges

3 Free Fall Events at Crystal Bridges We’re Excited About

There’s no shortage of things to do at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Even if you’ve been there several times, check out the list of programs that the museum offers for free. As part of its mission to educate, the museum offers year-round programming for all ages. Here are the three Crystal Bridges experiences we’re looking forward to this fall. Read more

Painting Workshop with Diana Shearon at Moss Mountain Farm

Local artist Diana Shearon will host a plein air painting workshop at Moss Mountain Farm on Friday, October 20.

Diana is a full-time fine artist who draws inspiration from nature. She has grown to love painting outdoors, and the majority of her landscapes are paintings are painted on site. The combination of Diana’s rural background and abstract realism approach to land scenes has awarded her exhibitions with high acclaim and recognition across the region.

We talked to Diana to find out what participants can expect during the workshop at Moss Mountain Farm. Read more

allen grand garden show

Join Allen at the Grand Garden Show!

allen grand garden show

Join P. Allen Smith for the Grand Garden Show on Mackinac Island, hosted by Proven Winners. Allen will host a cocktail reception on Monday, August 28 and will lead a demonstration and presentation on Tuesday, August 29, sharing tips on garden design and creating art in the garden.

You’ll take home fresh ideas from keynote presenters and the morning inspirational garden sessions. At the end of the day, unwind with five-course dinners in style. You can view the full schedule of events here.

This multi-day hands-on learning experience takes place on scenic Mackinac Island, which is a step back in time. No cars here. Only horses and buggies for getting around if not traveling on foot.

From this page, you can learn more and register for the Grand Garden Show.

 

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Beachy Summer Container Combination

This warm weather has me thinking about the beach. Not the sea and sand, variety, though. I’m talking about this Bahama Beach combination from Proven Winners. This gorgeous container planting was inspired by the bold colors of a Caribbean beach.

Creating Your Bahama Beach Container

To create your own planting, combine Supertunia® Bordeaux Petunia hybrid, Superbells® Lemon Slice Calibrachoa, and Laguna Sky Blue Lobelia. Not only will you have a beautiful, heat-tolerant combination but these plants also attract butterflies and hummin

lobelia sky blue proven winners container
Laguna™ Sky Blue Lobelia

gbirds. Who doesn’t want more of those little guys in the garden?

Here’s what I love about the flowers in this combination.

  • Supertunia® Bordeaux– They won’t get leggy or break open, and they won’t suffer from the balding effect in the middle of a planting. No deadheading is needed. As my friends at Proven Winners say, “They bury their own.” The light purple bloom with the deep purple center make it perfect for just about any combination. And what’s even better is  they’re both heat and cold tolerant.
  • Superbells® Lemon Slice Calibrachoa –  This little “slice” of heaven is low maintenance, and you may have guessed, it, no deadheading needed.  It’s a perfect color annual, in my opinion, with the yellow and white pinwheel pattern. They do best in containers with well-drained soil. I like to use them in window boxes and hanging containers.
  • Laguna™ Sky Blue Lobelia – I’m not one to pick favorites, but I do love the color blue. This has to be the best heat-tolerant lobelia on the market. In my very Southern garden, I can grow this gorgeous sky blue flower. They’re so perky and bright. I like to plant extras of these to make sure the blue color shines through all summer.