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loving orange, try Double Take ‘Orange Storm’ (though ‘Pink Storm’ and ‘Scarlet Storm’ are also available). You can look up details on these and other plants at www.provenwinners.com.

We Love Hydrangeas When Proven Winners analyzed the web searching habits of American plant consumers, they found that hydrangeas were the number one mostGoogled plant. One wholesaler at MANTS told me that recently, sales of ‘Endless Summer,’ a re-blooming big leaf hydrangea, made his entire year profitable. Indeed, this fairly new hydrangea development has been revolutionary. If you’re getting the idea that these plants are increasingly patented, trademarked and registered, you are correct. That may be the subject of a future article, but for now, you can read up on reblooming hydrangeas at www. endlesssummerblooms.com. The oakleaf hydrangea ‘Queen of Hearts’ was featured front and center at the United States National Arboretum’s MANTS booth. It is a brand new introduction and you may request it from your retail garden center if they haven’t already gotten on the bandwagon. Here is what our neighbor, the National Arboretum, has to say about it: “’Queen of Hearts’ is from a 1998 hybridization of cultivars ‘Snow Queen’ and ‘Pee Wee’, released by the U.S. National Arboretum’s shrub breeding program in McMinnville, Tennessee in 2013. In early summer, ‘Queen of Hearts’

Hill Rag Magazine February 2014  

Our flagship publication delivering all of your news from the Capitol Hill area of Washington, DC

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