Mystery Plants Revealed!

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

DAY 365 of 365 Days of Container Gardening




Supertunia Indigo Charm petunia with Saffron calibrachoa, verbena, and Russellia surround a Variegated Lemon Tree.

What a year this has been – sent a son to Afghanistan, had another son graduate from high school, one other son got married, wrote a book, and saw my 50 hr a week horticulture job jump to an oh-too-frequent 60 hrs a week. But before it all began I decide to write a daily blog – and I’ll spend another post waxing poetic about the truths I’ve learned along the way. But folks are eager to have a chance to win something to celebrate this fun year of blogging. So here’s what you need to do:
There are TWO chances to win a container gardening prize!
To Win the Fabulous Proven Winners Prize Package (see Sneak Peak at 365 Days of Container Gardening Giveaway!) all you have to do is make a comment on this post and let me know what is your favorite container from this past year.

To Win a $200+ container from Campania International go to The Flower Ladies of SLC, LLC
facebook page – LIKE my facebook business page and leave a comment on the post that says “WIN A Campania container”.

You have until Sunday, Oct. 9, at 3pm to leave your comments (that’s about the time I either wake up from my Sunday afternoon nap or about the time the Titan’s game is over). The winner will be chosen from a random drawing. Thank-you for this year of support and fun comments and stay tuned for the kick-off of 366 Days of Container Plants!

Day 361 – In Honor of the (Historically) Driest Month of the Year


I’m thinking I need to do 365 Days of Molbak Garden and Home store. I love this place! Thank you, Alison Conliffe, for taking the group to this store! Here’s a succulent bowl from Molbak’s that was very striking.
This might be a tougher Proven Winners plant to name.
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 360 – Let the Countdown Begin





I have to be honest with you (ok, I’ve probably been a little TOO honest with you over the years) but I’m feeling a little superficial. As I sit here writing about the AWESOME countdown to day 365 and the big Giveaway, I’m thinking about my precious daughter-in-law. Alexandra, the first of my two daughter-in-laws, has a countdown going of her own. Except hers carries a greater weight of significance than my silly little countdown. You see, in 49 days her darling husband, who is also my darling son, will be returning from 8 months of military duty in Afghanistan. So I’m thinking that my little flower container countdown will mean that in reality, at Day 365, we’re only 44 more days away until Jonathan comes home.
And the hint for today’s Proven Winner’s plant for you to guess – the cultivar name of this plant is also the name of this darling son’s favorite fruit when he was growing up.

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.