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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How about a little drama! Easy Wave Velour spreading petunias have deep, dark texture and fashion-forward color. So glamorous your other plants may snap a selfie with it! Plant this fabulous petunia anywhere you'd like to add opulence and luxury: Perfect for a centerpiece display on your patio, or trailing from hanging baskets overhead. Give it sun and feed it regularly for lush, vigorous blooms through the summer. Watch it spread like the Waves you love! Available in Red, Burgundy, and Berry.
Attractive, high-yielding, pickler for the greenhouse. The Excelsior produces dark green, blocky, nicely proportioned, 4-5" cucumbers with American-style spines. It's a vigorous, balanced plant with consistent fruit setting. Excellent flavor. It also does well in screen houses, in the field under row cover, or wherever else pollinators are absent. Parthenocarpic and gynoecious.
With a mother from the Spanish Canary Islands, this incredible new foxglove hybrid produces a stunning summer-long display. Incredible Red-Pink flowers with flaming orange throats are produced in classic foxglove style from May to October. Great in pots or borders, it is long-lasting as a cut flower too!
First Euphorbia graminea from seed. Prolific flowering. The fine airy habit and tiny white flowers mix so well with other annuals, making it ideal for baskets, mixed containers, or grown on its own where it makes a nice buoyant basket or container. It offers drought tolerance for containers and has long lasting frothy displays. No pinching required.
Fine grained, orange flesh with sweet, nutty flavor, good for baking, beautiful orange and green skin color. 5 - 7 lbs. Developed from Lakota WSioux squash, rare.