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
Upright healthy leaves with fruit that is an even-colored bright red. Uniform roots are very round and about 1½" inches in diameter. Interior texture is smooth and dense with bright white color, even when roots get large. Exceptional quality and taste when picked young, but still tasty if allowed to sit in garden longer, giving gardener an extended harvest opportunity.
Beautiful ornamental pop corn from Japan, grows 5-6 feet tall, variegated leaves striped with green, white, yellow and pink, dark purple tassels, burgundy kernels, better color development when plants are widely spaced, listed in the 1890s as 'Striped Leafed Japanese Maize.' Bonus - The black/purple small ears are an edible pop corn to be enjoyed by the birds.
Eighty days to maturity. Hybrid of the standard in heirloom tomatoes, prized for its incredible flavor, medium to large size, ten ounce pink fruits, potato-leaved indeterminate plant, matures late in northern areas. Originally an Amish heirloom.
'Arrabona Red' is a well branched plumosa type celosia with a stunning new red-orange bloom color. Tolerates drought and loves the heat. Great for tropical, subtropical and continental climates. Exceptionally long-flowering in borders and containers. New from PanAmerican Seed.
Quirinal is a green zucchini for open field crop in main/late season. Vigorous, open and erect plant habit, easy to harvest with short internodes. Fruits are cylindrical, slightly tapered, green and glossy. Easy to pick by hand. Intermediate resistance to ZYMV, WMV and Gc.