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!
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National Garden Bureau Awards Three Grants Totaling $10,000 to Therapeutic Gardens
After collecting over 100,000 votes from supporting fans, the 2015 National Garden Bureau (NGB) grant program is pleased to announce the three recipients of their 2015 Growing For Futures grant program.
- A. G. Rhodes Health & Rehab, Atlanta, GA
- Abraxas High School Community Garden, Poway, CA
- Campagna/Planting Possibilities Collaboration, Highland, IN
- Chapters RCFE, Mission Viejo, CA
- Gardens Metro, Altamont, NY
- Green Connections at Grandway Adult Day Center, Winooski, VT
- Kirkland Village Community Garden, Bethlehem, PA
- L’Arche Farm and Gardens, Tacoma, WA
- Mental Health Center of Denver, Denver, CO
- Monarch School of New England, Rochester, NH
- Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, AZ
- On with Life Sensory Garden, Glenwood, IA
- Remember Georgia Children’s Foundation, Canton, GA
- Rogers Memorial Hospital, Oconomowoc, WI
- Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
- Sinnissippi Centers, Rochelle, IL
- Southern Environmental Center, Birmingham, AL
- The Children’s Center, Winston Salem, NC
- Tucson Botanical Garden, Tucson, AZ
- Veteran Homestead, Fitchburg, MA
- Wilmot Gardens at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Container Corn 'On Deck' is a phenomenal sweet corn that sets 2-3 ears in even the smallest of gardens- including containers! This variety grows to a maximum of 5’ tall and can be used as a tidy little wind screen on the porch or in the back of the garden. The 8” long bicolor ears are delectably sweet and have a great crispy kernel. Imagine just sowing 9 seeds in a 24” diameter pot and producing 27 ears of corn- that’s over an ear per inch!!
AAS 2015 Regional Winner (Northeast, Great Lakes and Mountain/Southwest) Bred by Bejo Seeds Inc.
Bopak matures early and the tender leaves with crisp sweet stalks taste great. It’s a tasty addition to Oriental recipes and the tender leaves can be eaten raw in salads or sandwiches. Swap stalks for celery sticks, add to soups and stews, or grill on the barbecue. Plant every couple of weeks for a longer harvest. Stop planting when the weather turns hot, then start new plants in late summer for fall harvest. May be harvested as a baby Pak Choi as well as grown to full size. This classy plant will make an attractive “thriller” for patio pots and containers.
Compact plant habit for close spacing and early maturing. Variety matures about 5 days earlier than other varieties. As well as cooking in Oriental recipes, the tender leaves can be eaten raw in salads or sandwiches. Swap stalks for celery sticks, add to soups and stews, grill on the barbecue. Very nice flavor even into the warmer weather. Attractive upright, uniform, and dense plant. Early maturing when harvested as baby Pak Choi. Great for home gardener with limited space.
Large salmon blooms with a white edge and very free flowering. This variety has medium green foliage with a dark zone, adding additional interest. Extremely weather tolerant, this variety has good vigor for a nice sized container or garden bed. Good garden performance in cool weather as in heat and humidity, this variety also performs well from full sun to part shade.
78 Days from transplant. Extra-long, large Lamuyo type fruit. Strong plants hold the fruit load well and provide good cover to their fruit. Fruit ripen from green to red and have good flesh thickness that makes for firm fruit that hold up well after harvest. Most of the fruit are two to three-lobed and have a flattened shape that resembles the shape of a "cow's tongue". If you want to grow extra-large peppers - Gordo is the one for you!
The first spreading petunia with a star pattern! A large white star decorates each 2 to 3 inch burgundy bloom. Abundantly flowering 6 to 12 inch mounded annual plants generously spread 30 to 39 inches in a sunny landscape and fill a garden with blooms all season long. This series is well known for its easy-to-flower, high-impact and versatile trailing plants with minimal maintenance requirements.