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Two 2018 GWA Media Silver Medals of Achievement awarded to Spring Meadow Nursery publications

July 03, 2018

Spring Meadow Nursery has received the Association for Garden Communicators (GWA) 2018 Media Awards Silver Medal of Achievement for two of their recent publications.

Proven Winners® ColorChoice® ‘Limelight’ Hydrangea paniculata named Louisiana Super Plant

June 18, 2018

Proven Winners® ColorChoice® ‘Limelight’ Hydrangea Paniculata has been honored with the distinction of Louisiana Super Plant by the LSU AgCenter. The Louisiana Super Plant program highlights tough and beautiful plants that perform well throughout the state of Louisiana, this year selecting the North American garden classic 'Limelight' panicle hydrangea with its distinctive lime-green blooms.

New Spring Meadow Nursery website offers improved tools for customer success

June 13, 2018

With a goal to give customers an easier way to learn about Proven Winners® ColorChoice® plants, Spring Meadow’s new interactive website allows visitors to browse information based on a wide selection of criteria, giving them improved and more complete access to product information via streamlined menus, clearer navigation and a responsive layout for all types of media, from desktop computer to handheld devices.

Oso Easy® Urban Legend® Rosa wins 2019 American Rose Society Award of Excellence

June 06, 2018

Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Oso Easy® Urban Legend® Rosa has been honored with the 2019 Award of Excellence by the American Rose Society. In 1973 the American Rose Society Board of Directors established the Award of Excellence (AOE) to recognize new miniature and miniflora rose varieties of superior quality and marked distinction.

Oso Easy® Petit Pink rose designated A.R.T.S. Master Rose

May 21, 2018

Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Oso Easy® Petit Pink Rosa has been honored with the designation as a 2019 A.R.T.S. Master Rose. The distinction has been awarded by the American Rose Trials for Sustainability (A.R.T.S.)

Licensing Account Manager Gary Nienhuis joins 40 Under 40 class of ‘18

May 14, 2018

Greenhouse Product News recently named Gary Nienhuis, Licensing Account Manager for Spring Meadow Nursery, as an honoree in its 40 Under 40 Class of 2018.

Proven Winners® expands Shrubs of the Year program 

April 25, 2018

Proven Winners® will expand its National Plant of the Year program in 2019, highlighting four shrubs from the Proven Winners® ColorChoice® line, in addition to its Perennial and Annual Plants of the Year.

Double Take Pink™ quince wins FLORALL award

April 05, 2018

Proven Winners® Double Take Pink™ Chaenomeles took the 2018 Silver FLORALL Award for best new variety at the March 6 Belgian trade fair, FLORALL.

MarkWatch™ competitive collaborative educates industry on trademark usage

February 07, 2018

In response to the need for trademark usage oversight in the horticulture industry, Spring Meadow Nursery, Bailey Nurseries, Plant Development Services, Inc. and Star® Roses and Plants teamed up in 2016 to create the “competitive collaborative”, MarkWatch™.

Spring Meadow Nursery releases new logo

December 04, 2017

December 4, 2017, marks the release of Spring Meadow Nursery’s bold, new logo - the first update in a decade and the most dramatic change in company branding since Deppe family started the business in 1981.

Invincibelle Wee White® hydrangea wins Green Thumb Award

November 22, 2017

The Direct Gardening Association (formerly called the Mailorder Gardening Association) has given the Proven Winners® Invincibelle Wee White® hydrangea a 2018 Green Thumb Award for best new plant in the plants, bulbs and seeds division.

Anna Brooks receives Proven Winners® Landscape Professional certification

May 24, 2017

Anna Brooks of Arcadia Gardens, LLC is the newest landscaper to achieve the certification as a Proven Winners® Landscape Professional.  

Aren Phillips in 40 Under 40 Class of ‘17

May 08, 2017

Greenhouse Product News (GPN) named Aren Phillips, Assistant Propagation Manager at Spring Meadow Nursery, as an honoree in its 40 Under 40 Class of 2017. 

2017 Shrub Madness champion crowned

April 11, 2017

The 2017 Shrub Madness competition has come to an end after a highly competitive month of voting with Tuff Stuff™ mountain hydrangea being crowned the 2017 National Champion.

New gardening video grows consumer confidence

February 24, 2017

Proven Winners® has launched an all-new flagship video as a key element of their consumer marketing campaign for 2017. Posted on the Proven Winners ColorChoice® Facebook page the video has been viewed over 700,000 times in just two weeks.

Spring Meadow – Proven Winners Endowment Fund scholarship recipients announced

February 16, 2017

Horticultural Research Institute (HRI) is pleased to announce the names of the three recipients of the 2017 Spring Meadow – Proven Winners Endowment Fund Scholarship. Each student received $3000 in scholarship funding to achieve their educational goals. 

Ring in spring with Shrub Madness!

February 13, 2017

Now in its fourth year, Shrub Madness is based on the college basketball playoffs that happen every March, but with 64 Proven Winners® ColorChoice® flowering shrubs as competitors.

Spring Meadow Nursery building destroyed by fire

January 16, 2017

A massive fire destroyed the main office building at Spring Meadow Nursery early in the morning on Sunday, January 15, 2017. Six fire departments responded to the blaze and were successful in keeping the fire from spreading to any greenhouses or other structures. 

Invincibelle® Spirit Campaign nears goal

December 30, 2016

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.

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

November 17, 2016

Yuki Cherry Blossom™ Deutzia has been selected as the 2017 Plant of the Year by Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs.

PWCC receives 2017 Green Thumb Awards

November 08, 2016

Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs received Green Thumb Awards for Purple Pillar™ Rose of Sharon Hibiscus and Invincibelle® Ruby Hydrangea.  

Spring Meadow Nursery welcomes Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers

November 02, 2016

Spring Meadow Nursery will be welcoming over 200 ASCFG conference attendees to their facilities in Grand Haven, Michigan from November 6-9.

Four awards received at Plantarium

September 14, 2016

Over 16,000 industry professionals and visitors attended the 34th annual "Plantarium" show, held in the Netherlands. Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs received four honors in the prestigious awards program.

Purple Pillar™ Hibiscus Receives Honorable Mention at Farwest Show

September 06, 2016

Purple Pillar™ rose of Sharon, introduced by Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs, received Honorable Mention from the panel of judges for its unique upright habit and vibrant semi-double purple flowers. 

Hydrangea featured in community program

August 12, 2016

The Haslett Beautification Association (HBA) recently planted dozens of Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Invincibelle® Spirit II hydrangeas as part of their “Plant it Pink” program.

At Last™ Rosa crowned Shrub Madness champ

April 01, 2016

The 2016 Shrub Madness competition has come to an end after a tumultuous month of voting with At Last™ rose being crowned the 2016 National Champion.

Scott Arboretum to honor Dale Deppe

February 26, 2016

The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College has selected Dale Deppe, president and owner of Spring Meadow Nursery, as the 2016 Scott Medal and Award recipient.

Shrub Madness returns for third year

February 15, 2016

Shrub Madness, horticulture’s original bracket competition, returns for its third year, just in time to lift spirits as gardeners begin planning for spring.

PWCC Expands with new partnership

January 26, 2016

Spring Meadow Nursery Inc. has entered into an exclusive partnership with Proven Winners® Europe Ltd. to introduce its flowering shrubs under the Proven Winners® brand in Europe along with ValkPlant BV.

Invincibelle Spirit Campaign milestone reached

December 21, 2015

At the end of 2015, fundraising efforts reached over $900,000 toward its million dollar goal. In addition to donating one dollar for every plant sold, it serves as the heart of hundreds of Pink Day fundraisers hosted at garden centers across the US and Canada. 

Little Lime® Hydrangea, 2016 Plant of the Year

October 27, 2015

Little Lime® hydrangea has been selected as the 2016 Plant of the Year by Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs. Since its introduction, this dwarf ‘Limelight’ hydrangea has become an undeniable favorite among landscapers, gardeners, and homeowners.

Jazz Hands® Variegated Loropetalum Receives Retailers’ Choice Award™

August 25, 2015

Jazz Hands® Variegated Loropetalum from Proven Winners® ColorChoice® chosen by a panel of independent garden retailers as best new product at the Retailers' Choice Awards™ at SNA in Atlanta, GA.

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

June 26, 2015

The American Rose Society (ARS) announced at the 2015 National Conference that Proven Winners® received the Award of Excellence for Oso Easy® Lemon Zest rose. To receive the Award of Excellence, a rose must prove its mettle in six different no-spray trial locations across the United States.

Fire Light® Hydrangea crowned 2015 Shrub Madness champ

March 31, 2015

Shrub Madness has come to a dramatic end this year with Fire Light® hydrangea being crowned the 2015 National Champion. Coming from a tough field of 64 contenders, the competition gradually narrowed to just two after multiple rounds of voting.

Shrub Madness returns for second year

February 23, 2015

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.