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"I just wanted to tell someone that the 'Snow Princess' alyssum (Lobularia hybrid) from Proven Winners is just amazing. It was blooming when they passed them out at the door of the YGP [Yard, Garden & Patio] show in February, and is still blooming beautifully on October 12. As far as I know, it has never been out of bloom in all that time. It is by far the best "freebie" plant I have ever received. We're looking forward to the 2011 show!"
The YGP "freebies" were grown and distributed by Bauman's Farm & Garden.
Save the date for the 2011 show at the Oregon Convention Center: February 18-20. Once again there will be spectacular display gardens and more garden vignettes on the show floor! Perhaps we'll even have more "freebies" to share with early visitors to the show. And we want to offer another "Behind the Scenes" event for Random Acts of Gardening readers. In fact, give me ideas as to what you'd like to see and learn about the show and we'll see if we can make it happen!