Photos by Norman Winter
Norman Winter–”The Garden Guy”
Norman Winter “The Garden Guy” is a southern gardening specialist who has been evaluating plants in Texas, Mississippi and Coastal Georgia gardens for the last three decades. He recently retired as the Director of the University of Georgia’s Botanical Gardens in Savannah and was previously an extension horticulturist and coordinator for the Mississippi Medallion Award trial program.
In his role with Proven Winners, Norman is trialing varieties selected for the Heat is On™ program which features plants that are recommended especially for the South. He is documenting and sharing his experience on Facebook and Instagram through his gorgeous, professional-quality photography which often captures pollinating bees, butterflies and hummingbirds in action. Norman’s syndicated newspaper column, which often includes Proven Winners plants, appears in dozens of daily newspapers throughout North America with an average reach of 7 million with each article.