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 gourmet quality mini cucumber offers 5-7” fruit with light sweetness and delicate, shiny, tender skin. Plants set fruit without pollination and offer Powdery Mildew protection for excellent garden success. 'Manny' yields best when trellised but also does well in the open garden. Try this unique Middle Eastern cucumber in a large pot with trellis on your patio. High-end grocers market these Beit Alpha cucumbers in tray packs...but now you can raise a generous harvest just steps from your kitchen!
Bring a burst of color to your dinner table. Try Tye-Dye, a new hybrid tomato splashed with bright yellow-orange and red. Fruit are large and have a marbled red interior. Tye-Dye is a cornucopia of flavor in one cool tomato.
Ideal for early spring, 'Floral Power Yellow Blotch Red Wing' produces an abundance of round-shaped thick petaled blooms on compact, yet vigorous, plants.
You have never seen a marigold this tall - and you will never see it at your local garden center. Winner in our Fordhook trials, this towering 4 foot tall Thai marigold explodes with dazzling yellow 4" blooms on very long stems. Ideal for vases, blooms impart distinctivly sweet marigold fragrance.
Campanula 'Milan' is available in either Lilac or Blue. Flowers are large, bell shaped on charming, compact plants. 'Milan' produces its enchanting flowers all summer. Ideal for pots, it will also add a special touch to gardens.