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🌷It’s Spring – Time for Tulip Festivals! 🌷


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It’s the Year of the Tulip!!!

It’s Spring and nothing says Spring as much as Tulip Festivals!

2018 is the Year of the Tulip and we thought we would celebrate by bringing you a list of tulip festivals!   Find the festivals in your area and celebrate Tulips and Spring!

Watermelon Gazpacho using AAS Winners

Chef and story-teller Jonathan Bardzik demonstrates how to grow and cook with award-winning All-America Selections winning varieties to make this delicious, fresh recipe.

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For more information: Contact Diane Blazek at National Garden Bureau by e-mail
Founded in 1920, the National Garden Bureau is a non-profit organization whose mission is to disseminate basic instructions for backyard gardeners and those who want to garden, that will inspire them to spend more time outdoors, enjoying all nature has to offer. 

Let’s Celebrate the Year of the Beet! 🎉🎉


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It’s the Year of the Beets!!!

Easy-to-Grow * New Varieties * Good for You

From its humble beginnings around the Mediterranean, the table beet (beta vulgaris) has spread to all continents of the world, although information on Antarctica is surprisingly hard to come by…  Historically, beets have been consumed in many ways:  medicinally in ancient Rome, fresh (both the greens and the roots) in salads, made into soups (think borscht), pickled slices and shreds to name just a few. In some parts of the world, it is a menu staple.

Watch while Gardener, Chef and Story-teller Jonathan Bardzik talks about why beets were chosen as the 2018 Year of the crop, what’s new in Beet varieties and how to cook with your home-grown beets!

Find more Jonathan Bardzik recipes on the Year of the Beet Information Page

Fennel and Strawberry Salad using AAS Winners

Spring is the perfect season for a light, refreshing salad made from strawberries and fennel! Delicious! Chef and story-teller Jonathan Bardzik demonstrates how to grow and cook with award-winning All-America Selections winning varieties in a how-to video including a printable recipe card!

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Coneflower Granada Gold
Cushion Bush Bed Head
Sweet Corn Amercian Dream
Tomato Giant Garden Paste
Botanical Interests Recycled Paper Pots
Foodscape Revolution

For more information: Contact Diane Blazek at National Garden Bureau by e-mail

Founded in 1920, the National Garden Bureau is a non-profit organization whose mission is to disseminate basic instructions for backyard gardeners and those who want to garden, that will inspire them to spend more time outdoors, enjoying all nature has to offer.

10 Purple Plants to Fall in Love With This Year


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10 Purple Flowers to Dress Up your Garden! 

From an entire bed or just a touch of color in your containers, it has never been easier to include purple in your garden. Perfect additions if you want to add the 2018 Pantone Color of the year, Ultra Violet, to your garden design.

Minestrone Pasta using AAS Winners

Whether your garden is overflowing at the peak of summer or you’re grabbing a little of everything from a late summer harvest this dish captures your favorite flavors from the summer garden in a one-dish supper! Yum! Chef and story-teller Jonathan Bardzik demonstrates how to grow and cook with award-winning All-America Selections winning varieties in a how-to video including a printable recipe card!

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Straight and Narrow Japanese Holly
I'Conia™ Miss Montreal Begonia
Optima Lettuce
Bonnie Centennial Tomato
CobraHead® “mini” Weeder and Cultivator
Success with Hydrangeas

For more information: Contact Diane Blazek at National Garden Bureau by e-mail
Founded in 1920, the National Garden Bureau is a non-profit organization whose mission is to disseminate basic instructions for backyard gardeners and those who want to garden, that will inspire them to spend more time outdoors, enjoying all nature has to offer. 

 

If You Liked That – You Will Love This!


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If You Liked That…You’ll Love This 
Did you know that all AAS Winners have been trialed against varieties that are considered “best in class”? See which AAS Winners will become your new garden favorites!
Bobbie Schwartz, author of  Garden Renovations: Transform Your Yard into the Garden of Your Dreams asks the question – Why are there only certain fences we use?  and answers by showing some beautiful creative fences to use instead.  What do you think?

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Calibrachoa Bloomtastic Rose Quartz
Calibrachoa Can-Can Bumble Bee Pink
Kale Darkibor
Mizuna Miz America
Cold Frame - Jung Seed
Garden Renovations

For more information: Contact Diane Blazek at National Garden Bureau by e-mail
Founded in 1920, the National Garden Bureau is a non-profit organization whose mission is to disseminate basic instructions for backyard gardeners and those who want to garden, that will inspire them to spend more time outdoors, enjoying all nature has to offer. 

This is the Year to Grow Your Own! 🌹🌻🌺


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Want to fill your home with fresh flowers this year?
Plant a Cutting Garden!

Part of the fun and excitement of gardening is enjoying the beauty of the flowers. Plan this year to design your own cutting garden for one of a kind bouquets directly from your garden! Here are 15 new varieties to try!

It’s Wedding Season!!!
It’s no secret that more and more brides and grooms are choosing to grow their own flowers (and vegetables) for their big day. Or maybe mom, dad, aunts, uncles or friends have offered to grow some of the couple’s favorites. Here are some of our newest AAS Winners perfect for use as cut flowers or garden containers.

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Mandevilla Sun Parasol Giant White
Begonia Strawberries and Cream
Beefsteak Tomato Oh Happy Day
Zucchini Green Griller
Value Jump Start – 4’ Grow Light System
A New Garden Ethic: Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future

For more information: Contact Diane Blazek at National Garden Bureau by e-mail
Founded in 1920, the National Garden Bureau is a non-profit organization whose mission is to disseminate basic instructions for backyard gardeners and those who want to garden, that will inspire them to spend more time outdoors, enjoying all nature has to offer. 

Fall Gardening is Now!


Gardening through Fall!

15 AAS Winners for Fall Gardening

As the days get shorter, many gardeners might think their harvesting days are coming to a close but think again!

Many crops perform and taste better when grown in cooler temperatures.

Here are 15 of our AAS Winners that work well for fall gardening.  Read More…

Look to these companies to purchase our AAS Winners.

CaliKim, Garden & Home DIY shows you how to grow a late summer garden of warm weather veggies. She shares how to know if you have time in the growing season to start a late summer garden, how to get it started quickly, what All America Selection Winners she is growing and where she is planting.
Grow Your Own Beans this year for Thanksgiving with these tips from Gary Pilarchik, The Rusted Garden on growing Pole Bean ‘Seychelles’, our AAS 2017 Winner, in containers

Colorful Coleus, Tempting Tomatoes, Generous Grants + More New Plants in ’17


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When you are looking for color that lasts the season through, think Coleus! Coleus has a long history of use in our gardens and with new varieties each year, coleus has become an indispensable spot of color for many gardeners!

Read more about the different series of coleus out there today and check out the new 2017 additions! Beautiful!

Which one is your favorite?

Grown for its foliage, Coleus is one of the easiest and most diverse foliage in and out of the garden.  Coleus can be used in garden beds, containers, and patio pots and then brought indoors for winter color!
Learn more about how to care for and design with your Coleus for enjoyment year long!

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