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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'Trilogy' Petunia gives gardens, containers and hanging baskets a blast of color. Plants cover themselves in flowers and continue flowering all season with minimal care. 'Trilogy' maintains its tidy, mounded appearance and has proven itself a stellar performer in trial gardens across the country. You'll be amazed at the number of flowers 'Trilogy' produces!
Delicious, single-serving, mini-butternuts. Unusually rich, sweet, starchy flavor for a butternut type. Small 1-2 lb. fruits mature early. Limited storage, best up to 3 months after maturity. Short, space-saving vines resist powdery mildew. Avg. yield: 3-4 fruits/plant. Bred by Johnny's Selected Seeds. Organic. AAS 2015 Winner.
Prized in Asian cuisine for centuries, pea shoots are now showing up in farmer's markets and gourmet restaurants. The exceptionally tender shoots impart the sweet taste of fresh peas to salads and cooked dishes. Easy to grow in the garden or indoors in a shallow tray. Pea shoots are best when cut at 4"-6" tall for fresh use.
This is a new interspecific geranium with a a unique bright flower color, an excellent variety for combination planters and hanging baskets.
Extremely uniform blue squash. The most uniform Jarrahdale we have trialed. Fruits weigh from 12-18 lb. with superb eating qualities. Long shelf life. Avg. yield: 2-3 fruits/plant.
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