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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Make your own SUCCESS!® story with the newest color in this easy-to-grow trailing petunia series! The color and performance of Petunia SUCCESS!® Pink Vein are unparalleled. SUCCESS!® Pink Vein creates mounds of vibrant color in your hanging baskets; patio pots or garden beds. The perfectly shaped flowers hold up in the rain or sun and won't break open in the middle. A color so bold will find them irresistible!
Burpee Exclusive. 49-52 days. Cue the tomatoes. When it comes to tomatoes, we say the earlier the better! Multi-talented 'Summer Girl Hybrid' has it all: earliness (five days earlier than standard varieties, two weeks earlier than tomatoes of equal size), flavor, size, and yield. Round 5-6 oz. fruit are a full 1.5 oz. bigger than 'Early Girl,' with a yield 20% larger. Plants feature exceptional disease tolerance. Indeterminate.
Patio Gerberas look sensational in large containers and they add an extravagant WOW-effect on every porch, deck, veranda or patio. The voluminous plants carry a large amount of long lasting, successive flowers. Added bonus: you can pick flowers to use as indoor cut flowers. Patio Gerberas are the ultimate alternative for a regular gift-bouquet. The flamy colors of 'Volcanoes®' are great for a barbeque summer, but also excellent throughout fall up until Halloween.
'Whispers Star Rose' explodes with color! Plants are covered in bright pink, star-patterned blooms all season long. Whispers Star Rose' has a strong trailing habit that's perfect for hanging baskets and combination planters. Plants deliver exceptional cold and frost tolerance!
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.