Archive | April 2017

4 New Blog Posts for Garden Inspiration

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Ideas to Inspire Your Garden!

National Garden Bureau’s mission is to inspire, connect and help gardeners grow! Below are four different recent posts that we hope inspire you.

Updating Grandma’s Flowers for Today’s Garden

Want to plant some of grandma’s favorite flowers but a modern-day version?  Then you are going to be excited about the new plant varieties that are coming soon to your local retailer!

Read more about the trends spotted at a recent industry event called the California Spring Trials where breeders show their newest varieties available now, or in the near future, at your local garden retailer.

Growing and Using Basil

Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is a culinary herb of the family Lamiaceae. It is also called the “king of herbs” and the “royal herb” possibly because of the name’s meaning in Greek.

It’s easy to grow this tender annual from seed, sow in flats about 6 weeks before the last frost. Sow seeds and cover with the growing medium to about​…

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How to Create a Healing Garden

In the best of times, flowers help us celebrate the joyous occasions in our lives. In more difficult times, plants give us hope and inspiration to meet life’s challenges.

The role of plants and gardens in healing is ancient but within the past few decades, the medical community is rediscovering the healing power of gardens.

Read more.

April is National Garden Month!

Back in the 1980’s, the National Garden Bureau worked with 23 cosponsoring national horticultural organizations to legislate National Garden Week, and in 1986 President Reagan signed the Proclamation. In 2002, the National Gardening Association resolved to extend the celebration to encompass the entire month of April.

All gardeners know the innumerable benefits that gardening brings to people and their communities, and this is a month where we can spread that message to those who aren’t directly involved. Read more.