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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Sweet Sunset is a compact banana pepper that is vigorous and sets a large amount of concentrated fruit. This high yielding X3R variety produces attractive colorful tasty peppers that are great fresh or canned. The compact upright plants do not require staking and can be grown in a container. This high-yielding plant produces early, often and late into the season. Judges commented on the good eating quality and Sweet Sunset won the taste test in one trial site open house!
Great variety which blooms from early spring until frost. It is constantly covered with large amount of flowers. Plant is great for patio planters, garden beds and as a divider. This variety stands out for its large flowers and higher vigor in comparison to other osteospermums which are on the market.
Trilogy Deep Purple is a mounding/spreading petunia that is covered with bright large flowers all season long. Trilogy Petunia can be used in containers or in the garden and will spread up to 30 inches of the course of the season. Trilogy Petunia is designed to have less impact on the environment by reducing the need of chemical growth regulators and less artificial light.
Looking for a plant with lots of color and personality that's easy to care for? Begonia San Francisco™ is your answer! The huge, warm salmon-pink flowers look a lot like a fuschia, but can handle all the sun and heat that Mother Nature can dish out. The full, lush plants will flower better in full sun, but can also tolerate some shade. So bring the colorful fun of SanFrancisco™ to your patio pots and baskets!
This pale purple, almost lilac colored hybrid bell pepper is a must for home gardens. Not only is it attractive – it is also sweet flavored. Peppers blush from light green when young to red and to purple. The tasty fruits mature to 5 inches long and 4 inches wide. These are thick walled peppers with 3 to 4 lobes. Enjoy firm and crisp peppers in about 68 days from sowing seed.
For nearly 50 years, Seminis has marketed innovative vegetables to well-known seed retailers in North America. You may not be familiar with our name, but you've probably heard of our varieties. We produce some of the most popular varieties available, such as Better Boy tomato, Celebrity tomato, and Big Beef tomato, to name just a few.