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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Bred by Suntory Flowers, 'Surfinia Summer Double' petunias have extraordinary heat and rain tolerance. Flowers remain double in 90-degree heat. While traditional double petunias get soggy and slimy in rain, the Summer Double flowers are smaller and tightly held to shed rain with ease. As the season progresses, new flowers emerge to bury old ones, reducing the need for deadheading. Available in three colors – Rose, Pink and White. The Summer Doubles are a spinoff of Suntory’s world-class Surfinia petunia series.
Huge club-shaped fruits, looks like a giant smooth Butternut, 8 to 40 lbs., tender deep golden-orange flesh, highest sugar content of any winter squash, gets sweeter during storage, 100 lbs. or more per vigorous mildew resistant vine, needs long warm growing season.
This is a hybrid onion which is sweet and large. This onion works well for beginners and can be grown most anywhere. The storage time is approximately 3 months. This onion will start bulbing when daylight length reaches 12-14 hours.
One inch blooms have a unique color pattern of white petals, dark purple wing and a whiskered yellow face and a dark purple blotch. The new ‘Corina’ hybrid series is early flowering, non-stretching, and provides continuous blooms from start till end of the season. This cold and wind tolerant annual/biennial prefers a part sun location. Mature plants reach 7 to 8 inches with a spread of 5 to 6 inches.
A delicious pink tomato with late blight resistance. The compact indeterminate habit requires little to no pruning. Flavor is comparable to pink heirlooms, sweet and tangy with slightly firmer texture. Fruits are somewhat prone to cracking. Bred specifically for organic systems, the seed is certified organic and produced in California. Damsel is the first release from independent breeder EarthWork Seeds, based in Orlando, FL.