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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Perk up salads and sandwiches with bold, spicy flavor of these beautiful, dark green, scalloped leaves accented with striking red veins and midrib. For best color, harvest leaves as a baby green after growing for just a few weeks.Full-sized leaves develop in about 6 weeks. Enjoy the delicious flavor in stir-fries, pasta dishes, omelets, pizzas and more. Sow seed every 2-3 weeks for a continuous supply. Ideal for containers.
This popular series features upward-facing blooms – up to 4 inches across on short flower stems, creating a striking color show in color bowls and in the garden. Extra large pale yellow flowers on compact plants 4 to 5 inches tall. ‘Colossus’ is a great addition to any fall garden, and will overwinter and rebloom in the spring. Tolerance to heat, cold, frost, wind and rain. Grow in full sun to shade.
Grow an exceptional slicer tomato on a compact plant. 'Homeslice' is a vigorous, determinate plant that produces early yields of bountiful harvests. Perfect for patio containers or small gardens. PanAmerican Seed Co.
Trilogy Deep Purple is a mounding/spreading petunia that is covered with bright large flowers all season long. Trilogy Petunia can be used in containers or in the garden and will spread up to 30 inches of the course of the season. Trilogy Petunia is designed to have less impact on the environment by reducing the need of chemical growth regulators and less artificial light.
Striking bicolored flowers with red upper petals and yellow lower, affording great color for the garden. Plants stay low (8-10") and spread to about a foot wide, and provide great garden color from spring through late fall. Because of their frost tolerance, they can be planted in early spring and late fall, make great pairings with Pansies.