Plant of the Week: Spilled Wine® Weigela

Happy Monday,

This week I'm throwing it all to Jane, she has some really great recommendations for continuing education, followed by the Plant of the Week. Enjoy!

- Natalie 

I hope that you're having a great January. Sure, there have been unwanted snowstorms in some parts of the country, and others of us are wishing we had a little more snow to play in, but hopefully you've been able to visit a trade show or conference to get inspired for Spring.

If not, don't worry. There are still plenty of opportunities to learn about new plants. This week is NJ Plants in Edison, New Jersey, and iLandscape in Schaumburg, Illinois. Also, this week is the Proven Winners® Landscape Roadshow at Matsuda's Nursery in California.

February brings plenty of other learning opportunities. While at MANTS I learned about the Piedmont Landscape Association Seminar in Charlottesville, VA. I wish I could go; they have a great line-up of speakers, including Kerry Ann Mendez. But I will be at the Saginaw Valley Nursery and Landscape Association Short Course.

If you have to miss NJ Plants, you have another excuse to head to New Jersey: Northern Nurseries University on February 7.

You know how financial planners tell you to pay yourself first? This is similar. Invest in yourself with a seminar or two. You're worth it.

Spilled wine, but in a good way.

Spilled Wine Weigela close upSpilled wine is normally not a good thing. Bad luck to some, and at the very least a stubborn stain.

But Spilled Wine® in the landscape is a very good thing. Spilled Wine® Weigela is a compact form of Wine & Roses® Weigela. It fits easily into most landscapes, and makes a great mass planting.

Great color, useful size, pretty flowers - no wonder Spilled Wine® Weigela is our Landscape Plant of the Year!

Spilled Wine Weigela landscapeSpilled Wine® Weigela is hardy to USDA Zone 4 and will grow best in full sun. It is 2-3' tall and 3' wide - ideal for landscaping.

Here's a quick video that you can share with your readers to educate them about this newer weigela.

Plant of the Week is written by Jane Beggs-Joles

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