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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This new cherry-sized tomato is outstanding with a unique look and full-bodied tomato flavor. It’s received positive feedback on looks, taste and plant performance in trials across the country. The fruit’s red color with dark green overlay/striping give it a “choclaty” appearance – a unique look for eating fresh or incorporating into summer dishes. The indeterminate plants continue to produce firm, crack-resistant fruit all season for a long harvest window. It also offers higher disease resistance than similar striped cherry varieties.
Agastache Arizona Sunset requires little care once established. It produces an abundance of flower spikes loaded with blooms. Great at attracting hummingbirds and other pollinators.
Garden success has never been simpler with easy-to-plant, easy-to-grow SunPatiens. The thicker petals and tough foliage are less prone to disease, and their strong sturdy stems tolerate and even thrive under high heat and humidity, rain and adverse weather conditions. SunPatiens exceptional outdoor performance has been proven time and again in numerous independent and university trials around the world, and what's more - SunPatiens are resistant to downy mildew, which plagues traditional impatiens varieties. Add SunPatiens to your garden for nonstop blooms Spring through frost!
Tender perennial. Night and Day is a robust, long-blooming, and visually striking cousin of the Black Prince snapdragon. It makes an attractive border along a walkway or accent in the flower garden. We also love how it looks next to Bunny Tails Grass in a container. Night and Day’s flowers have a spicy scent and are absolutely gorgeous cut flowers! When the weather cools in fall, its dark red petals turn nearly black, and it’s foliage turns dark burgundy, enhancing the contrast with its lower white jaws. A short-lived tender perennial that may overwinter in climates as cold as USDA zone 5. Deer Resistant.
Zinderella Peach blends shades of salmon, peach, pink and cream around its dark eyed center. This striking flower has scabiosa-shaped blooms with many doubled petals creating full mounded tops surrounded by a single row of larger petal on many. Excellent as a cut flower and very easy to grow, and disease resistant. Fleuroselect Approved Novelty.