Wordless Wednesday–Pretty in Pink

For those of you who think that “Proven Winners” don’t always live up to expectations, it’s time to change your thinking.

This is hydrangea Invincibelle Spirit™ (hydrangea arborescens ‘NCHA1’) paired with  Oso Happy  Candy Oh! (Rosa ‘ZieMartinCipar’).

I received both of these shrubs courtesy of Proven Winners™ and I confess Invincibelle Spirit™ was a bit of a slow starter.  But it has come along beautifully, and simply by happy accident (no pun intended) I happened to pair it with this landscape rose.

All 3 of the landscape rose on the OsoEasy™/Oso Happy™ line that I have received have so far exceeded my expectation that I cannot recommend them highly enough.  They are disease and pest free, they flourish in part sun and they have established themselves with very little supplemental water.  I would not be surprised to see them become part of the Earth Kind series of roses in the future (because as regular readers know, I give my plants very tough love and no supplemental fertilizers, particularly of the chemical kind!)

I have seen this line in garden centers.  I highly recommend it.

4 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday–Pretty in Pink

  1. Sue August 15, 2012 / 9:25 am

    So far Oso Easy Paprika has been a winner for me. I’ve also found the same to be true with annuals. Proven Selections often outperform generics. In fact I only buy Proven Selections Calibrachoas now.

  2. gardendaze August 15, 2012 / 9:46 am

    Hi Sue,
    I love the Proven Winners annuals as well. There is an almost cynical attitude among some garden writers to dismiss the Proven Winners. I’m not sure if it’s because they disapprove of the whole “patented plant” process or if it’s something else.

    For the most part, they have all performed very well for me. One or two have been duds–but if we think about the number of plants we’ve grown that have been duds without anyone’s name on the side of the pot, I think that’s a fabulous success ratio!

    Thanks for reading!


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