Video Playlist: Grower Tips

Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta

Calamintha nepeta ssp. nepeta is the 2021 Perennial Plant Association Plant of the Year™. This sun-loving perennial is the perfect choice for attracting pollinators since it blooms from early summer until frost.

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Five Perennials for Fall

On September 29, Laura Robles went through the display gardens here at Walters Gardens to highlight some of the perennials to add to your garden for fall interest.

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Buddleia Cascade Series Comparison

Think all Buddleia look the same? Think again! Unlike the typical Butterfly Bush, the panicles on this flowering shrub cascade downward, similar to the look of weeping willow or a bridalwreath spirea. Learn more about the Cascade Series with our trials manager, Laura Robles.

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Perovskia Side by Side

Perovskia can be used in a wide variety of environments with little attention through the season - a reason they have long been a staple of landscapers. Join Laura Robles as she goes through the landscape and shows a side-by-side comparison of each variety.

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Firefly Achillea Comparison

On July 9, Laura Robles talked about some Achillea we have blooming in our display gardens. Watch the video for more information on each variety.

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Nepeta Variety Comparison

Join Laura Robles in our display gardens to see the Nepeta varieties blooming side by side. Catmint has everything today’s gardeners are looking for: a low maintenance, drought tolerant, deer resistant, long-blooming perennial that looks great all season.

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Salvia Variety Comparison

Salvia is a staple for every sunny garden. It asks little more than sunshine and a little drink every once in a while in return for producing a bountiful mass of colorful flower spires from late spring into early summer. Laura, our trials manager, takes you around the display gardens to show you which Salvia's are blooming on June 9th in Michigan.

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Epimedium Grower Tips

Epimedium are one of the few plants capable of surviving in dry shade. Although slow to establish, mature plants will not be missed in the landscape, particularly when in flower. Join Laura, to learn about Epimedium Production Tips.

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Japanese Painted Fern Grower Tips

Join Laura, our trials manager, to go over some Athyrium growing tips. We are proud to introduce the first perennial fern to the Proven Winners lineup, filling another of your shade needs. 'Crested Surf' looks similar in color to a traditional Japanese Painted Fern, but the tips of the fronds are double-crested.

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New Perennials for 2021 Part 2

Join Laura as she talks through some of our most exciting new plants, including the latest and greatest from Proven Winners Perennials. These plants will be professionally released in 2020 and available at retail in 2021.

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Hellebore Production Tips

Join Laura as she goes over Helleborus culture and production. Helleborus are amazing plants with a long season of spring bloom and evergreen foliage. Unfortunately, they are notoriously temperamental in production, frustrating many growers. These troublesome young plants grow up to be pretty hardy, low maintenance, and long-lived perennial.

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New Perennials for 2021

Join Laura as she talks through some of our most exciting new plants, including the latest and greatest from Proven Winners Perennials. These plants will be professionally released in 2020 and available at retail in 2021.

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Mangave Production Tips

Mangave is a relatively new phenomenon, as a cross between the genus Manfreda and Agave. These rare hybrids combine the best of both worlds: the better growth rate and the interesting patterns of Manfreda, and the habit and refinement of Agave. Join Laura, our trials manager, to learn some Mangave production tips.

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Bare Root Hibiscus Potting Tips

Join Laura, our trial manager, to see some bare root Hibiscus potting tips.

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Hibiscus Production Tips

Hardy Hibiscus offer a bold, head-turning display of color at the end of summer. Get a few tips for producing these popular giant perennials.

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Allium Culture and Production Tips

Allium (Ornamental Onion) is one of the easiest perennials to grow and keep in the landscape. This genus is among the very best for attracting pollinators and resisting browsing animals. Join Laura for an overview and some tips to growing high quality retail containers.

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Penstemon 'Midnight Masquerade' Culture and Production Tips

Penstemon 'Midnight Masquerade' can pretty much do it all in the landscape. A hybrid native perennial, this variety holds up to heat and drought thanks to its prairie roots. Learn how to grow this plant with a few helpful hints from our Trials Manager, Laura Robles.

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Hosta Greenhouse Production Tips

We grow and ship a lot of Hostas here at Walters Gardens, and we've been doing it for over half a century. Some greenhouse and growing practices have changed, while others have stayed the same. Join Laura, our Trials Grower, as she talks about some of our experiences and recommendations for getting the best crop at retail!

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Spigelia Production Tips

Spigelia is a cool genus that isn't that widely known. Native to the eastern United States, this woodland perennial grows well in either sun or shade. Join Laura as she goes through some tips to growing this plant from bare root and what you might need to know to get a great looking crop.

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2019 California Spring Trials New Perennials Sneak Peek

These plants are on their way to the 2019 California Spring Trials! Get a quick look at some of the new perennials from Proven Winners that you can expect to see there.

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Nepeta 'Cat's Meow' vs. 'Cat's Pajamas'

Nepeta 'Cat's Meow' is one of the best selling Proven Winners Perennials. Now, it has a companion in 'Cat's Pajamas'. Join Laura as she goes over how they are both great, but also different!

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Dolce® vs. Primo® Heuchera Series

There are two series of immensely popular Heuchera from Proven Winners. But what is the difference? Join Laura as she gives a quick highlight of the series and the varieties in them!

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Brunnera Production Tips

Join Laura for this quick look at growing Brunnera. Review the basics and get a few tips to help you produce the best crop possible!

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Kniphofia Production Tips

Buzz around these plants is really heating up! Get a quick overview of our tips and tricks to growing the best production containers of Red Hot Poker.

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Ornamental Grasses Tour

Join Laura on this end of the year tour of the Ornamental Grasses in our display gardens!

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All About the Coreopsis Sizzle & Spice® Series

This is one of our favorite series of Coreopsis, with six unique varieties coming in a variety of bright colors. Join our Trials Manager, Laura, for a quick snapshot of why we love these plants!

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Anemone Fall in Love™ 'Sweetly'

Anemone FALL IN LOVE™ 'Sweetly' is a new favorite of ours from Proven Winners. This end of summer bloomer is the perfect final act to your garden with a profusion of flowers appearing throughout fall.

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Bare Root Grow Out Trials Results

Every year we run an extensive production trial of bare root plants to hone in on ideal planting times and container sizes. Here is a quick recap of the results.

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Lavender Production Tips

Join our Trials Manager, Laura, as she goes over some production tips and tricks to grow a gorgeous crop of Lavender for your greenhouse!

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Daylily Grower Tips

Get the inside scoop on how to grow Daylilies from bare root.

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Monarda Grower Tips

In this video our trials manager Jeremy gives tips on Monarda (Bee Balm) production and recommendations for getting the most out of your crop.

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Bush Clematis Grower Tips

What is Bush Clematis? How is it different than traditional Clematis? Our trials manager, Jeremy, highlights some of the differences in both garden performance and production.

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Nepeta Grower Tips

Nepeta are a great perennial for their long blooming, drought tolerance, and ease of care. In this video, Jeremy gives a glimpse of some of his favorite varieties and how to grow them.

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Amsonia Grower Tips

Amsonia (Blue Star) are one of the best perennials for bold landscape presence. Check out Jeremy's tips for growing beautiful Amsonia and how to get your crop off on the right step.

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Pulmonaria Grower Tips

Jeremy talks about one of his favorite new perennials, Pulmonaria 'Twinkle Toes', in this video and some tips to grow it.

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Veronica Grower Tips

Jeremy gives a look at new varieties of Veronica (Spike Speedwell) and some tips to grow them.

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Perennial Salvia Grower Tips

Perennial Salvia is one of the most popular plants among early summer bloomers. Check out these tips from Jeremy for growing gorgeous, full Salvia.

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Ornamental Grass Grower Tips

Warm Season grasses? Overwintering? Container Size? Jeremy answers all in this short video about ornamental grass production.

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Soil Testing Instructional

Join Jeremy as he gives a walkthrough highlighting the benefits of regular soil testing. Learn about how EC and pH affect your plants and what you can do to have the best soil!

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Tradescantia Grower Tips

Jeremy, the Trial Manager for Walters Gardens, talks about how to grow a crop of fantastic looking Spiderwort

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Dianthus Grower Tips

Dianthus (Pinks) are an exciting genera of perennial and have gone through some exciting changes in recent years. Keep your crop looking its best with these growing tips from Walters Gardens!

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Tall Garden Phlox Grower Tips

Join Jeremy as he shares a few recommendations from his years of growing and trialing Tall Garden Phlox for Walters Gardens.

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Overwintering Tips

Our Trial Manager Jeremy shares some of the tips and tricks he's learned through the years for overwintering perennials and getting the best crop possible the following spring.

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Baptisia Grower Tips

Our Trial Manager, Jeremy, demonstrates how to properly trim, pot, and grow a crop of Baptisia (False Indigo).

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Heucherella Grower Tips

Jeremy covers a few key characteristics of the genus, Heucherella, and how to successfully grow a full and healthy crop.

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Echinacea Grower Tips

Join our Trial Manager Jeremy as he talks about Echinacea (Coneflower) and gives some growing tips from his years of experience.

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Digiplexis® Grower Tips

Digiplexis® is an exciting new genus in the Temperennial world. Jeremy, the Trial Manager for Walters Gardens, talks about a few growing tips to get your crop started.

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Crapemyrtle Grower Tips

Crapemyrtles (Lagerstroemia) are getting hardier, watch Jeremy, the Trial Manager at Walters Gardens, give a few tips from his experiences growing them.

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