During Spring Trials, various growers showcase their plants at locations up and down the California coast. Buyers come to see what they've got and make decisions on what they'll choose to carry. They get to see what's new and what's been improved upon in plants already on the market.
|The white greenhouses are Euro-American/Proven Winners near Bonsall, CA.|
At Proven Winners, a large display garden is the first thing you see when you enter the show area. It's an incredible explosion of color...
|Big pots - a trend I've seen at garden shows - showed up here, too.|
|The perennial showcase|
That's the overall view. In the next few weeks, I'll give a closer look at some of the individual plants that will be coming your way. Some will be available this year, and some won't be seen in your garden centers until next year, but it's all good! I've got some favorites picked out already that are going on my shopping list.
Proven Winners provided my transportation, hotel, and meals for my trip to California to see their Spring Trials presentation. My observations and comments are strictly my own; I was not asked nor required to say anything specific regarding my experience.