Creating harmony, simplicity and peace in the landscape......

"Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help.

Gardening is an instrument of grace. "

May Sarton
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Vote Now for 'Blackberry Punch' - New Superbell Flower Variety


Help Proven Winners win the Medal of Excellence Award for its 'Blackberry Punch' Superbell!

Proven Winners - one of my favorite plant companies -  learned recently that their new annual flowers, Superbells® Blackberry Punch and Superbells Coralberry Punch Calibrachoa was up to win the prestigious Medal of Excellence Award.


And no wonder! Look at that unique color -  its tricolor flowers are deep purple (almost black!) with a yellow center and pink edges. Superbells is Proven Winners' newest variety of Calibrachoa (which are often described as mini petunias).  In 1988 wild samples of Callibrachoa were collected from South America, grown here and then released in 1992 as the 'Million Bells® ' cultivar. They were an instant hit.



Superbells® is an improved series that is disease tolerant, self-cleaning and stays compact and bushy even when stressed. This means the compact plant blooms profusely without deadheading and doesn't need to be pinched back to keep it from becoming leggy. They are literally covered with hundreds of flowers from early spring all the way through the first light frosts.

Just 6 - 10 inches tall, their trailing branches cascade over the sides of walls, hanging baskets and other pots, and spread over flower beds. Hummingbirds love them!

Superbells is a "Real Simple' magazine – Top 10 Goofproof Plant"...

You cannot go wrong with these flowers as long as you have sun. Water only when the top of the soil feels dry - they require less water than other annuals -  and do not fertilize more than once a month, if that.  How simple is that?

Both Blackberry Punch and Coralberry Punch will be widely available next spring. Until then, they are out there in limited quantities this summer, so be on the lookout!

In the  meantime, click on this link and vote for Blackberry Punch and while you are at that website look at the past winners to get some flowerful ideas.......

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