Yesterday, I received a box of the most gorgeous Proven Winners plants in the mail. The super exciting part of it is that these are all plants that aren't available until next year! I get the opportunity to test them out ahead of time, so I can give you all the 411 on how well they perform.
One of the things I love about PW's packaging is the inclusion of smart tags with the plants. Smart
tags have a code on them that can be scanned by the customer. Scanning the tag is simple with a smart phone. Just download a scanner application like RedLaser or MobileTag, then snap a photo of the black and white box-shaped symbol. (It is at the bottome of the tag in the photo to the right.) Once you've scanned the tag, you'll be directed to a mobile site with all kinds of information about the plant.
Here's what I found for the "Little Annie" Echinacea: planting partners & ideas, growing tips & videos, features and awards and a link to the Free Gardener's idea Book. There's also an opportunity to rate the plant.
I can't wait to start potting up my little lovelies. I will report back and let you know how they are doing as the summer progresses. Below is a video detailing what types I received.