Day 357 – It’s My Birthday And I’ll Post If I Want To


And I do want to post something, but I also want to celebrate with my family.
So here’s a quick post of a container with one of my favorite Proven Winner’s ‘Proven Selection’ plants. Plus a picture of yesterday’s birthday girl, the delightful Helen Battersby. Please forgive me if I’ve posted this picture before, but this picture of Helen, who is one of the funniest people I know, is so disconcerted because she can’t grow this fabulous Acuba. So pop on over to her blog and remind her of all the things YOU can’t grow in your zone and commiserate with her.

If you don’t know why I want you to try and guess the Proven Winners plant in this container, scroll down to The Great 365 Days of Container Gardening Giveaway and see what all the fun is about.

Day 355 – Time To Say Bye-biscus



With morning temps hovering around 50, I know it’s soon time to say so-long too my summer annuals, especially my wonderful hibiscus. But there’s a Proven Winner’s plant in these photos that you can guess at identifying. Check back on Day 365 at my grand finale and see if you have guessed them all correctly!
If you don’t know why I want you to try and guess the Proven Winners plant in this container, scroll down to The Great 365 Days of Container Gardening Giveaway and see what all the fun is about.

Mystery Plants Revealed!! Day 353 Thru Day 364 Proven Winners Plants

Day 353 – Supertunia® Indigo Charm Pentunia
Day 354 –
Yubi® Red Portulaca

Day 355 – Lanai® Dark Red
Day 356 – Walkabout Sunset
® Lysimachia
Day 357 – Daredevil
® Claret Zonal geranium
Day 358 – Sweet Caroline Sweetheart Purple Sweet potato vine (Yea, I know this one was hard to see; took the picture with my phone)
Day 359 – Supertunia
® Vista Bubblegum
Day 360 – Intensia
® Blueberry Phlox hybrid
Day 361 – Red Glo Echevera (I am guessing on this one myself – I need a succulent expert/PW expert to give me the exact variety!)
Day 362 – Summer Wave
®Blue Torenia
Day 363 – Angel Face Dark Violet Angelonia
Day 364 – Inspire Deep Orange pansy

The Great 365 Days of Container Gardening GIVEAWAY

If you have been following over the last 352 Days, you know that I am a little bit of a plant snob. I love plants that live up to their name – like the plants from Proven Winners. So as a way to say thank you for checking in on this blog over the last year, you will have a chance to win a fabulous gift package from Proven Winners. Check out The Sneak Peak to see the prize package!
This is the way it will work: over the next few days as we wind down to Day 365, I will post a different container that contains at least one Proven Winners plant. Now I love a good plant mystery, and if you do too, see if you can figure out which plant is the PW plant of the day and leave a comment with your guess. But don’t worry, guessing is not part of the winning. On Day 365 I’ll let you know what each day’s mystery plant is. All you have to do is leave a comment on Day 365 of 365 Days of Container Gardening telling me which plant was your favorite plant or how you may have used that plant in your own container – just some kind of comment on that day that will allow you to be entered in the contest. (I will actually allow two days for folks to comments.) On Oct. 7, Ramdom.org will be used to determine the winner.
Have fun checking out the next few days of container plantings!