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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The bigger, the better. Make that, a whole lot bigger, and a whole lot better! Get ready to meet (and eat) the most awesome, crazy-big paste tomato ever. 'Super Sauce' weighs in at 2 lbs.—that's enough to fill one sauce jar all by itself. The saucier's apprentice! Super-prolific plants produce countless outsize fruits, measuring 5.5” tall x 5” wide, luscious red, meaty, nearly seedless and jam-packed with flavor. Exclusive. Indeterminate.
Glowy, showy sunflower is an attention-getter—and a prizewinner in our trials. Dazzling flame type sunflower offers a sensuous color contrast, the dark black disk orbited by ray petals in scarlet red flame, finishing to gold at their tapered tips. Five to six feet tall, it will keep your vases ablaze with Aztec magic.
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.
Background music doesn't get lovelier than this. Planted in the border behind, say, petunias, marigolds or other low-growing flowers, the deep purple spikes with dark to black corollas of the statuesque 3-ft. plants become beacons of sense-drenching color. Showy in the garden bed or container, easy to grow, the upright, heat-tolerant plants are low-maintenance and high impact.
Naked Bear is a cute little pie pumpkin that is slightly flattened in shape and measures 5-6” wide. After using the fruit to display next fall, cut open the fruit and scoop out its seeds, which are completely hull-less. Naked Bear’s seeds are absolutely delicious when roasted and you can just pop them in your mouth without having to remove any hulls. Its smooth flesh is also great for making pumpkin pie filling.