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Making a Difference – Hydrangea Awesomeness Helping Cancer Victims – plus a FREE CONTEST GIVE-AWAY!

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Invincibelle Spirit Breast Cancer Research Donation flower

Want to make a difference for cancer research? Proven Winners has created a wonderful way to earn funds for Breast Cancer research through the sale of an incredible new Color Choice shrub named Hydrangea ‘Invincible Spirit’ (above).

Beautiful, heat tolerant, care free, with continuous blooming flowers which are rich pink from early summer to frost, ‘Invincible Spirit’ will rival most perennials for show and beauty.

Happily, I have two Proven Winners Color Choice shrubs to give-away to one lucky reader– one ‘Invincible Spirit’ Invincibelle Spirit Hydrangea and  Sugar Tip Rose of Sharon        Hydrangea and one ‘Sugar Tip’ Rose of Sharon seen in the photo to the right.

To enter the give-away contest please follow this blog and leave a comment below. On September 1st I will choose a random winner from all the readers who both followed this blog post and have left a comment. I will ship the plants immediately for planting in your fall perennial garden.

If you live in the Chicagoland area, you can purchase these plants through Midwest Groundcovers or have them refer you to a local nursery for purchase. For further information, please check out the Proven Winners website –


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  1. Those would both look AWESOME in my new Hosta Garden! It certainly needs a pop of color! Proven Winters is the best after all. Nothing but the best for my garden:)Every year my 2 daughters and I do the Breast Cancer walk! We do it for our grandmother,thier great grandmother. She is a survivor for 6 years now!

  2. Anything that supports breast cancer is dear to my heart as I am almost a 5 year breast cancer survivor. I was diagnosed at age 34. I love the pink huge blooms. Drought tolerant is also a bis PLUS living the the south.

  3. The hydrangeas are lovely and I appreciate that they help a good cause. I just discovered a rose of Sharon in my yard (moved in over the winter) and it’s my new favorite plant!

  4. Hi Shawna, I follow your blog in my feed reader, but set it up in Google, too. Those look like nice shrubs for any garden.

  5. These are beautiful. And so nice that they make a difference.

    Questions for hydrangea gardeners: How come my oak leaf hydrangea didn't bloom at all, this year, and is it too late to transplant it, here, in the Boston area?

  6. Since buying my 70's ranch five years ago, I have been adding plants and trees that I love…and I don't have a hydrangea yet! BTW, I am a new subscriber; found you on twitter!

  7. There are a few reasons I can think of that an Oak Leaf wouldn't bloom as well. While they love shade, if they are in “complete and total” shade with no reflecting light they sometimes stop blooming.

    Oakleaf's flower on “Old Wood”, so if you cut them down after blooming they do not always flower the next year. I only snip off the flowers on the very end of the plant in the spring before the new flush starts. I leave them up all winter for winter interest.

    Another reason is if they have been over fertilized. It will produce all leaf and very little flower.

    Hope these ideas help a little – OH – and you can transplant Hydrangea all the way up until the first frost.

    Good Luck!


  8. Love hydragenas! My great-grandmother had them in her front yard and won several neighborhood gardening awards as a result. Lots of good family memories from those beauties.

  9. Rabbits eat Hydrangeas? We have 2 pet rabbits that we occasionally let wander the yard. We keep them out of the flower beds though so my hydrangeas are safe, so far.

    Just followed the blog (as harvestofdailylife). Would love to win this contest!

  10. That's a beautiful hydrangea. I've only just started gardening and making plans for my garden. I usually just use a blog reader, but I think I got the follower thingy figured out.

  11. I followed your blog!
    We're wanting to tear out the ugly bushes in front of our house and start over. (the previous tenants, and probably the ones before that, neglected everything and we're left with what looks like mangled stumps)
    These beauties would be a great start to an improved landscape!!

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