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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Viola 'Gem Lavender Apricot' has amazing flower power with strong over-wintering ability. It also has exceptional heat tolerance and will last through those sudden bursts of warmth that can occur in spring.
Beautiful ornamental corn from Japan, grows 5-6 ft. tall, variegated leaves striped with green, white, yellow and pink, dark purple tassels, burgundy - purple kernels, better color development when plants are widely spaced.
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Begonia 'Million Kisses Honeymoon' is a vigorous trailing begonia perfect for large-size hanging baskets. Its branches are full of large light-yellow blooms – a great way to brighten up the shade! It is also easy to grow with little maintenance to keep it blooming Summer through Fall.
Sweet Zen is a must for container gardens. It's compact determinate plant fits into patio gardens well but unlike other determinate types it can be harvested over a longer period of time. The bright red grape type fruits have early maturity and have good sweet flavor. Plants are tolerant to heat.
This lovely melon originated in Japan. Asian melons have very crisp flesh and extremely high sugars. These white rind and white fleshed meloons are a real treat. The vines are prolific and set six to seven fruit each.
Green Fuse Botanicals, Inc.
Green Fuse Botanicals offers innovative vegetative plant breeding in a wide variety of plant classes. Located in Santa Monica, California, Green Fuse Botanicals purchased the Bodger Botanicals program in 2009. The company is dedicated to working with plant breeders, refining breeding objectives and bringing unique products to market on the world stage.