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11
APR
2017

Tuff Stuff™ hydrangea crowned 2017 National Shrub Madness Champion

The 2017 Shrub Madness competition has come to an end after a highly competitive month of voting ...
24
FEB
2017

New Gardening Video Grows Consumer Confidence

Proven Winners® has launched an all-new flagship video as a key element of their consumer marketing campaign for 2017. Posted ...
16
FEB
2017

Spring Meadow – Proven Winners Endowment Fund Scholarship Recipients Announced

WASHINGTON, DC and COLUMBUS, OH—February 16, 2017— Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) is pleased to announce the names of the three recipients of the 2017 Spring Meadow – Proven Winners ...
13
FEB
2017

Ring in Spring with Shrub Madness!

Celebrate the start of spring with Shrub Madness™, the only bracket competition that pits shrub against shrub in a ...
16
JAN
2017

Spring Meadow Nursery Main Office Building Destroyed by Fire

Remains of the Spring Meadow Nursery office. Photo credit: Tim Wood Grand Haven, MI. (Jan. 16, 2017) - A massive fire destroyed the main ...
30
DEC
2016

The Invincibelle® Spirit Campaign Nears $1 Million Dollars Raised for Breast Cancer Research

The Invincibelle® Spirit Campaign has raised over $973,000 for breast cancer research and will surpass the $1 million dollar benchmark in the coming year. Since 2009, the campaign has supported the ...
17
NOV
2016

2017 Landscape Plant of the Year: Yuki Cherry Blossom™ Deutzia

Yuki Cherry Blossom™ Deutzia has been selected as the 2017 Plant of the Year by Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs. Introduced in 2014, its popularity has skyrocketed among ...
08
NOV
2016

Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs receive 2017 Green Thumb Awards

The Direct Gardening Association announced its annual Green Thumb award winners chosen by an independent panel of garden writers and editors. The winning products were selected based on their uniqueness, ...
02
NOV
2016

Spring Meadow Nursery welcomes the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers

The Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers (ASCFG) is hosting their 2016 National Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan from November 6-9. The ASCFG has experienced massive growth in membership over ...
14
SEPT
2016

Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Receives Four Awards at Plantarium

Over 16,000 industry professionals and visitors attended the 34th annual Plantarium ...
06
SEPT
2016

Purple Pillar™ Rose of Sharon Hibiscus Receives Honorable Mention at Farwest

Portland, Oregon — The New Varieties Showcase at the 2016 Farwest Show in Portland was the largest ever, with 55 new trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and vines on display. The showcase ...
12
AUG
2016

Invincibelle® Spirit II Hydrangea featured in community “Plant it Pink” program

HASLETT, MI - The Haslett Beautification Association (HBA) recently planted dozens of Proven Winners® ColorChoice® ...
01
APR
2016

At Last™ Rose crowned National Champion

For Immediate Release Mark Osgerby Marketing & PR Specialist mark@springmeadownursery.com Direct line: 616-223-3366 @GardenMark_PW The 2016 Shrub Madness competition ...
26
FEB
2016

Scott Arboretum to honor Dale Deppe with Scott Medal and Award

For Immediate Release Contact: Mark Osgerby Marketing & PR Specialist mark@springmeadownursery.com Direct line: 616-223-3366 The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College has selected Dale Deppe, president ...
15
FEB
2016

Shrub Madness Returns for a Third Year

For Immediate Release Contact: Mark Osgerby Public Relations & Marketing mark@springmeadownursery.com Direct line: 616-223-3366 Shrub Madness, horticulture’s original bracket competition, ...
26
JAN
2016

Proven Winners® Flowering Shrubs Expand with European Partnership

Grand Haven, Mich., January 2016 | Spring Meadow Nursery Inc., the company responsible for trialing, selection, distribution, and the marketing of all woody Proven Winners® genetics in North America, ...
21
DEC
2015

The Invincibelle® Spirit campaign reaches new milestone

For Immediate Release Contact: Mark Osgerby Marketing & PR Specialist mark@springmeadownursery.com Direct line: 616-223-3366 Since the introduction of the Invincibelle Spirit hydrangea in 2009, ...
27
OCT
2015

Little Lime® Hydrangea, 2016 Landscape Plant of the Year

For Immediate Release Contact: Mark Osgerby Marketing & PR Specialist mark@springmeadownursery.com Direct line: ...
25
AUG
2015

Jazz Hands® Variegated Loropetalum Receives Retailers' Choice Award™

The Retailers' Choice Awards™ at SNA 2015 were presented to ten exhibiting firms by the Southern Nursery ...
29
JUN
2015

Oso Easy® Lemon Zest Rose Honored with ARS Award of Excellence

The American Rose Society (ARS) announced at the 2015 National Conference that Proven Winners® received the ...
31
MAR
2015

Fire Light® Hydrangea Crowned National Champion

Shrub Madness has come to a dramatic end this year with Fire Light® hydrangea being crowned the 2015 National Champion. Coming from a tough ...
23
FEB
2015

Shrub Madness Is Back

Shrub Madness, horticulture’s only bracket competition, is back for its second year, just in time to relieve stir-crazy gardeners of negative temperatures and blustering winds. Spanning March 2-30, ...
11
NOV
2014

Flowering Shrub Guide Upgrades Good Landscapes to Great

This fall, Proven Winners® ColorChoice® shrubs unveiled a complimentary e-book aimed to help landscapers identify new and improved plant selections, plan designs, and customize proposals. The ...
23
OCT
2014

New shrub varieties flourish with direct sales

Lemony Lace™ Sambucus and Lo & Behold® ‘Pink Micro Chip’ Buddleia win 2015 Direct Gardening Association Green Thumb Awards [img content-media/Green-Thumb-Award.jpg small ...
25
AUG
2014

Lemony Lace elderberry wins two awards at 2014 Farwest Trade Show

Lemony Lace™ elderberry (Sambucus racemosa) won two awards at the recent [link ...
10
FEB
2014

Shrub Madness Plant Playoffs kicks off March 3

This spring, Plant Geeks will raise one of 64 Proven Winners® ColorChoice® varieties to the level of victor in the first annual Shrub Madness Plant Playoffs. Spanning March 3 to April 4, the ...
15
NOV
2013

'Sweet Summer Love' & Bloomerang Dark Purple score with Direct Gardening Association

Two Proven Winners® ColorChoice® introductions were among the five best new plant varieties to win 2014 Green Thumb Awards presented by the Direct Gardening Association, the world’s largest ...
07
OCT
2013

Lo & Behold® ‘Purple Haze’ Receives Silver Medal

The Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society awarded Lo & Behold ‘Purple Haze’ buddleia a silver medal during the 23rd Groot Groen Plus trade ...
03
SEPT
2013

2014 Catalog: New & Improved plus Super Food

Over twenty new woody ornamentals added to the Proven Winners® ColorChoice® collection for 2014. Growers curating a selection of the latest breakthrough and trend-setting varieties of flowering ...
20
SEPT
2013

Little Lime™ Hydrangea Honored with Gold Medal

2013 Plantarium recognizes plant’s “innovation” and “broad applicability” Little Lime™ hardy hydrangea, a ...
20
FEB
2013

Proven Winners Unveils 2013 Consumer Shrub Campaign

Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Shrubs launched a national consumer advertising campaign unlike any the industry has ever seen. Bold graphics personify ten heavy-hitting shrub varieties to present ...
11
FEB
2013

Proven Winners® Announces Largest Consumer Advertising Campaign Ever

Proven Winners and Proven Winners® ColorChoice® are kicking off the largest consumer campaign in the history of the company. Print, radio, celebrity sponsorships and online components have all ...
05
FEB
2013

Proven Winners® Shrubs partners with American in Bloom for Philadelphia Flower Show display garden

For the second year in a row, America in Bloom (AIB) will have stunning display garden at the world famous Philadelphia Flower Show. Held from March 2 – 10 in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Flower ...
17
JAN
2013

Amethyst™ Coral Berry Wins 2013 Cut Flower of the Year

The Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers (ASCFG) recently announced its 2013 Cut Flower of the Year winners, naming [link http://springmeadownursery.com/plants_details.php?id=77350]Amethyst™ ...
08
NOV
2012

Spring Meadow Nursery hires new sales manager

Suzanne Di StauloSuzanne Di Staulo has been named Sales Manager at Spring Meadow Nursery, home to the Proven Winners ColorChoice shrubs brand. In her ...
12
OCT
2012

Top 5 New Shrubs for 2013

In spring 2013, 32 new Proven Winners® ColorChoice® shrub varieties will make their debut at garden centers across North America. Each addition to the flowering shrub collection is a colorful, ...
28
SEPT
2012

Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs Funds Breast Cancer Researcher

Invincibelle® Spirit, the pink-flowered ‘Annabelle’ hydrangea from Proven Winners, has met a monumental fundraising goal in its three-year partnership with The Breast Cancer Research Foundation ...
20
AUG
2012

Invincibelle® Spirit Hydrangea & Pink Days Support Breast Cancer Researcher

Raise over $250,000 in one year, funding a research project Invincibelle® Spirit hydrangea has met a significant fund raising goal in its support of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The combined ...
05
SEPT
2012

Tuff Stuff™ Hydrangea Earns Gold

European awards highlight new plant introductions Four Proven Winners® ColorChoice® varieties received honors during the 30th annual Plantarium trade show in the Netherlands, August 22-25, ...
05
MAR
2012

Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs first national sponsor of Garden Walk Buffalo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Proven Winners ColorChoice Shrubs first national sponsor of Garden Walk Buffalo Annual event gets national support with sponsorship by North America’s largest plant brand. Grand ...
01
DEC
2010

New Thornless Flowering Quince Bring Burst of Color in Early Spring

Proven Winners Double Take™ Series of Chaenomeles Are Thornless, Have Higher Petal Counts Grand Haven, Mich., December 2010 – Flowering quince might be seen as “old fashioned” ...
23
NOV
2011

Moneta Farm and Home Center Raises Most Money for Breast Cancer Research Campaign

Hosted Pink Day fundraiser as part of campaign to raise $1 million for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® Moneta, VA, December 2011 – The Invincibelle® Spirit Campaign recognized ...
23
NOV
2011

Wheatfield Nursery Recognized by Breast Cancer Research Campaign

Hosted Pink Day fundraiser as part of campaign to raise $1 million for Breast Cancer Research Foundation Centre Hall, PA, December 2011 – The Invincibelle® Spirit Campaign recognized Wheatfield ...
31
AUG
2011

Proven Winners Creating “Fall Fever” in Gardening

Indianapolis (August 2011) – Everyone knows Proven Winners® for its phenomenal annual color that extends from spring through fall. But there’s so much more! Proven Winners® now offers ...
02
SEPT
2011

The 5 Most Exciting Flowering Shrubs for Your Garden in 2012

New shrubs will be widely available in garden centers across North America in spring 2012 Grand Haven, Mich., Fall 2011 – If you are looking to add exciting color and interest into your garden ...
06
JUN
2011

Proven Winners ColorChoice Taking Social and Cause Marketing to Next Level

Adds Stacey Hirvela, Former Garden Editor with Martha Stewart Living, as Marketing Specialist Grand Haven, Mich., June 2011 – Spring Meadow Nursery, the developers behind the Proven Winners® ...
01
JUL
2011

The Easy Way To Grow Roses

(NAPSI)—There’s good news if you find growing roses a challenge. That’s because there are many new easy-care roses on the market. Until recently, many gardeners saw roses as too frustrating ...
02
MAY
2011

Have You Met This Hydrangea? Introducing Blue Bunny™ Bracted Hydrangea

Grand Haven, Mich., May 2011 – There is no doubt hydrangeas are hot right now with home gardeners. With all the new cultivars of hydrangeas on the market, it is time for gardeners to discover Blue ...
24
MAR
2011

How To Prune Your Hydrangea

(NAPSI)—You prize your hydrangeas for their beautiful flowers. You also want to make sure you prune them at the right time to encourage the stunning blooms every season. But do you wonder whether ...
04
MAR
2011

Pink Home Run Rose: Never Worry About Black Spot or Powdery Mildew Again

Grand Haven, Mich., March 2011 – Now the “most disease resistant rose on the market today” is available in both red and pink colors, with the addition of the Pink Home Run® to the ...
25
AUG
2010

Invincibelle Spirit Hydrangea Wins "Best in Show" at IGC Show

Grand Haven, Mich., Aug. 25, 2010- The Invincibelle Spirit® Hydrangea won a "Best in Show" award at last week's Independent Garden Center (IGC) Show in Chicago. The very first pink-flowered form ...
20
OCT
2010

New Proven Winners Evergreen Stands Tall & Straight as a Soldier at Attention, Even in the Toughest Winds

Grand Haven, Mich., October 19, 2010 – When John Houser found a tall and columnar evergreen tree growing in his nursery one day, he knew he found a winner. Usually in the nursery business, improvements ...

Mark Osgerby
PR & Marketing Specialist

Mark@springmeadownursery.com
Office: 616-223-3366
Twitter: GardenMark_PW

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