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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New from Cornell. A small butternut that is a orange buff color. It grows 4 to 5 inches and weighs in at 5 to 8 oz. This would be a great item for any home garden.
Look…in the garden! Is it an ornamental pepper? Is it edible? Yes to both! Now we can tell consumers that an ornamental pepper CAN be eaten and it tastes fantastic! It’s time for new terminology to describe this multi-purpose plant…how about an “Ornamedible?” Pretty N Sweet is just that: a sweet, multi-colored pepper on a compact 18” plant that is attractive to use in ornamental gardens and containers. Against the comparisons, Pretty N Sweet was earlier, more prolific (you can harvest weekly in peak season) and has a much sweeter taste with more substantial pepper walls to enjoy fresh or in your favorite pepper dish.
Two new eggplant varieties, 'Raja' and 'Suraj,' accompany our currently-available Ophelia. These heavy-yielding, Indian types have round to egg-shaped fruits in white and light purple. They join the dark purple of Ophelia effortlessly for an eye-pleasing tricolor combination.
Raja’s compact, sturdy plants produce high yields of white, spineless fruits, which avg. 2½-3" long by 1¾-2¼" in diameter. The fruit shape makes it great for stuffing. Suraj’s light purple fruits avg. 2½-3" long by 1¾-2¼" in diameter. Few spines. Green calyx.
Furano produces excellent flavor and pod quality, putting it on track to become the new market leader in Romano beans.
- Soon to become the next standard for Romano-type beans
- Exceptional eating quality enhanced by low fiber
- Upright bush habit for ease of harvest of its flavorful beans
- Widely adapted to major garden bean growing areas
Another great petunia improvement, upright growing and aggressive. Makes tons of flowers on plants that lend themselves to trellis production. The only petunia on the market that can grow this way.