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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Easy to cultivate. Long harvested period. Suitable for both fruit producing and Ornamental usage. Aged fruit can be used in flower arrangement. Dry seed can be used as coffee (without caffeine)
Begonia 'Santa Cruz Sunset' is super heat tolerant! It thrives in well drained soil and can handle moderate drought once it is established. Firey red-orange blooms cover the plant from late spring until frost. The well branched plant looks full and lush in a pot or hanging basket by itself or in a garden with a rainbow of other colors.
This crape myrtle has carnation-like, glowing red flowers that show beautifully against the dark green foliage. Foliage turns orange-red in fall. Upright habit has dense branching and re-blooms in late summer if the first flush of flowers is deadheaded.
This French heirloom variety from the south of France is also called, 'The Fairytale Pumpkin'. It's gorgeous fruits are flattened, and deeply ribbed with a shape often likened to a wheel of cheese. The fruits start out green and become terra cotta color or a mottled terra cotta/green as they mature. They will be a conversation piece when added to your fall harvest display. In the kitchen, you will enjoy their deep orange, thick, sweet flesh that is exceptionally flavorful and smooth, making them perfect for pies, soups, muffins, or casseroles. The fruit keeps well through the winter in a cool, dry location. This is a 'must' variety for gardeners who love homegrown autumn decor and rich pumpkin flavor.
Easy to Grow! A culinary must have from the garden - sweet, smooth, firm and glossy. Very sweet when mature with a long shelf life. Unique disease resistances with strong vigor results in fruit set, abundant yields and plant stability under summer stress conditions. Produces beautiful red lamuyo (elongated sweet bell pepper) type fruit with consistent size and fruit quality.
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