Our website has so much information being added and updated that I decided to post an update to keep the members informed.


Proven Winners and Spring Meadow Nursery have agreed to start creating Monthly Plant Care Reminders for some of their most popular shrubs and they asked me to add a list of about 125 shrubs to our plant encyclopedia so they could get to work on them.

You can see the list of their plant care reminders on their Plant Care Providers page here or you can hover your mouse over "Plant Care Reminders" then click on the "Plant Care Providers" link and you'll see a list the different people and organizations that have created Plant Care Reminders.

How To Take Advantage of the Mulch (you must be a member and logged in).

1. Create a list of the plants in your garden on the Mulch -Tutorial: Creating Your Personal Plant List - How do I add plants to,"My Plants", "My Wishlist" & "My Recommendations".

2. Find your Climate Zone - Tutorial: Finding Your Gardening Climate Zone.

3. Add your climate zone to your Profile - Tutorial: Add Your Climate Zone to Your Profile.

4. Search our website for Monthly Plant Care Reminders for plants in your Climate Zone and have them sent directly to your Profile - Tutorial: Plant Care Reminders - Finding and Using Them.

5. Check what you're supposed to be doing in your garden for your plants each month for FREE on your MY PLANT CARE page!



I added the following plants to our Plant Encyclopedia.

Hypericum x 'Deppe' SUNNY BOULEVARD™

Ilex crenata 'Farrowone' SKY POINTER™

Ilex x meserveae ‘Hachfee’ CASTLE SPIRE™

Ilex x meserveae ‘Heckenstar’ CASTLE WALL™

Ilex verticillata ‘Spravy’ BERRY HEAVY®

Ilex verticillata ‘Spriber’ BERRY NICE®

Itea virginica ‘Sprich’ LITTLE HENRY®

Kolkwitzia amabilis 'Maradco' DREAM CATCHER™

Leycesteria formosa ‘Notbruce’ GOLDEN LANTERNS®

Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Mindia’ COPPERTINA™

Physocarpus opulifolius 'Seward' SUMMER WINE®

Rhamnus frangula ‘Ron Williams’ FINE LINE®


Rosa 'ChewMayTime' OSO EASY™ PAPRIKA

Rosa 'Horcoherent' OSO EASY™ PEACHY CREAM


Rosa 'Meiboulka' OSO EASY™ CHERRY PIE

Rosa 'Scrivjean' OSO EASY™ HONEY BUN

Sambucus nigra ‘Gerda BLACK BEAUTY™

Sambucus nigra ‘Eva’ BLACK LACE™

Spiraea x media ‘Darsnorm’ SNOW STORM™

Spiraea japonica 'Galen' DOUBLE PLAY™ ARTIST

Spiraea japonica 'Yan' DOUBLE PLAY™ GOLD

Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii ‘Kordes’ AMETHYST™

Syringa x 'Penda' BLOOMERANG™ PURPLE

Thuja occidentalis ‘Walter Brown’ TECHNY GOLD™

Thuja plicata ‘Grovepli’ SPRING GROVE®

Viburnum dentatum ‘Christom’ BLUE MUFFIN®

Viburnum dilatatum ‘Henneke’ CARDINAL CANDY™

Viburnum nudum 'Bulk' BRANDYWINE™

Weigela florida 'Bramwell' FINE WINE®

Weigela florida ‘Elvera’ MIDNIGHT WINE®

Weigela florida 'Carlton' GHOST™

Weigela florida 'Verweig' MY MONET™

Weigela florida 'Alexandra' WINE & ROSES®

  • You can get Plant Care Reminders sent directly to your Profile page, learn how.
  • See all of Proven Winners Color Choice Monthly Plant Care Reminders here.
  • See all available Plant Care Reminders at the Plant Care Hub here.
  • Search for plant care alphabetically here.
  • Search our plant database for photos and more great information here.


mitchfamilyI'm going to be posting updates like this all the time, I hope you enjoy them.

Please let me know if you have any questions or have any plant care you'd like to contribute.


Mitch Shirts



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