Ornamental alliums have so many good things going for them that it’s a wonder they’re not more widely planted. But alliums are definitely on the rise. They seem to be popping up everywhere: in gardening books and magazines, on Pinterest boards, and in public and private gardens across the country. Most allium flowers have a long, leafless stalk topped with a globe-like bloom that’s made up of a cluster of individual florets. Like exclamation points, alliums stand out from other plants, adding emphasis and excitement wherever they’re grown.
Begonias, an easy to grow tropical plant, is ideal for garden beds, flower pots and hanging baskets. With over 1,700 different species, gardeners can find the perfect flower, leaf or form for every outdoor or indoor need.
Delphinium is a perennial favorite as the tall spikes of blue flowers in the background of a stately English or cottage garden. The modern delphinium flower may be a single or double rosette in popular blue or red, pink, white, violet and yellow. Many of the flowers have white or black centers known as “bees.”
Carrots are one of the most popular vegetables to grow in home gardens - and for good reason. Carrots are delicious, nutritious, versatile, and with just a little bit of know-how, this root crop is easy to grow!
Congratulations to the three winning Therapeutic Gardens!
After a two-week voting period, we are proud to announce the three winning gardens from our video voting contest. Each garden will receive a grant from National Garden Bureau and our members.
The winners are:
1st place, $3,000 grant: Lee College's Horticulture Program at O.B. Ellis Unit
2nd place, $1,000 grant: Vogel Alcove - Early Childhood Education Program
3rd place, $1,000 grant: The Alice and Herbert Sachs Therapeutic Conservatory and Garden
We are honored to recognize these three winners and all applicants for the amazing work you do with your horticulture therapy programs.
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Is it a work of art or an alien creature? Actually, this beautiful Italian heirloom variety is a type of cauliflower with an eye-catching lime green, spiraled head composed of many small, pointed florets. When cooked, 'Romanesco' has a delicious nutty flavor and creamy texture. Sure to intrigue gourmet chefs and finicky eaters alike.
The Foxlight series of hybrid digitalis makes a great focal point in gardens and containers with its bold colors. The blooms face outward on tall spikes for better flower display. You and the hummingbirds will enjoy Foxlight all summer long! Available in 3 colors from Darwin Perennials: Ruby Glow, Plum Gold, and Rose Ivory.
Matures in 55 days from sowing. This semi bush vine sets sweet crisp cucumbers as long as you keep them picked. Good garden performance due to the multiple disease resistances. Has duel use, pick small for processing as pickles and harvest larger for fresh slices or spears.
A true blocky Crimson Sweet type with red pink flesh. Fruit weigh up to 30 pounds. Vigorous vines cover the striped gems. The rind is tough and ships well. If you are looking for a large Crimson Sweet type look no more.
Compact SunPatiens® are dense, bushy plants that are well-branched and covered with flowers. They grow 24” to 36" tall and equally wide in the garden and slightly shorter (18-24" tall) in containers and baskets. In the garden, the Compact series is early to flower and well behaved with an upright, beefy habit. Compact SunPatiens are the perfect choice for exceptional patio pots and hanging baskets as well as the garden.