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2014 All-America Selections (AAS) Flower Winners

As you plan your gardens for 2014, be sure to include a few or all of the All-America Selection Flower Winners. They are tested throughout the U.S. and Canada and selected for their unique qualities and suitability for the home garden.

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mgm audio 011513 2014 AAS flowersGaura is a wonderful long blooming perennial that is often grown as an annual. The delicate flowers float above the foliage. Sparkle White is an early flowering gaura with a more controlled growth habit.

Petunia 'African Sunset' has eye-catching flowers in shades of orange. Uniform growth habit and long season of bloom made this a judges' favorite.

The naturally dwarf Suntastic Yellow with Black Center sunflower is the smallest sunflower currently on the market; great for small spaces, containers and even window boxes. It produces up to 20 5 to 6 inch flowers per stem in three successive bloom periods.

A bit more information: 2014 marks the first year All-America Selections Winners are including regional flowers and vegetables. The plants were trialed and selected as outstanding performers for the specific areas of the country. For more information, check out their website at aaswinners.com

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Fall plant sales and all those tempting new varieties have many of us buying more plants than we have time or space to plant. Protect them over the winter and reduce your workload by heeling them in until you have time to find a permanent spot in your garden.

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Winter Container Gardens and Outdoor Arrangements

Add a bit of greenery to your front steps, window box or patio with a winter container.

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Year of the Gerbera Daisy

It’s the fifth most used cut flower in the world, comes in single, semi double, double and spider type flowers and is the 2013 Flower of the Year. Did you guess? It’s Gerbera Daisy.

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