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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National Garden Bureau Growing For Futures Awards Three Grants to Horticulture Therapy Gardens
Attractive dark green kale with red veined, frilly, curled leaves.
This AAS Award winner features an abundance of salmon colored double flowers that cover attractive compact mounded plants from late spring through fall. Outstanding garden performer offers disease resistance to both Alternaria and powdery mildew.
Unlike most pac chois the heads are proportional and filled out when the plant is at the baby stage. Excellent for cooking whole or cut in half.
Megawatt is easy to grow and powers through humidity and heat. Tolerates drier periods between waterings, too. An outstanding performer that flowers continuously from late-spring through fall. Plant it in large-size containers or in the landscape for fast-fill. Its striking flowers cover the plant, sitting above sturdy flower stems for superior show.
A magnificent purple-flowered snow pea. Tender pods are our favorite for steaming and hold their excellent qualities even when filled out. Vigorous plants grow 6-8’ tall in ideal conditions. Bred by Alan Kapuler PhD. 60 days.