Annuals

NBG Potager Kitchen Garden

Posted by & filed under Annuals, Formal Gardens, Garden News.

potager

  In 2015, the Potager Kitchen Garden was unveiled as part of our Incredible Edibles Summer theme. It was a very popular go-to garden for guests to learn about vegetable gardening in any space. This year, the Potager Kitchen Garden (PKG) team is back at it, as you can see, veggies and flowers are already growing….

Read more »


Fertilizing Annuals

Posted by & filed under Annuals, Don Buma Blog, Garden News, Horticulture News.

Today’s summer flowering annuals have been bred to produce blossoms over an extended period of time. Because of this, if can be very beneficial to provide additional fertilizer throughout the growing season. This can be done either by the application of liquid fertilizer or by sidedressing plants with granular fertilizer. Sidedressing is simply adding fertilizer…

Read more »


Seeing Red

Posted by & filed under Annuals, Perennials.

With the temperature getting hotter, we are seeing a lot of red these days. There’s more red showing in the thermometer, people walking around the garden sometimes have red faces flush from the heat and exercise, and of course there are plenty of red flowering plants. This is especially true in the hummingbird garden. The…

Read more »


Ornamental Pepper

Posted by & filed under Annuals, Don Buma Blog, Horticulture News.

An annual that you might want to check out for your garden this coming season is the new Ornamental Pepper ‘Black Olive’, (Capsicum annuum ‘Black Olive’)  It went through nation-wide testing last year in All America Selections trial gardens and was reported as a standout, especially in southern gardens where heat was a major factor. …

Read more »


A Cut Above

Posted by & filed under Annuals, Perennials.

Have you ever done something that you know is such a bad idea or so dangerous it defies common sense, yet you are compelled to try it anyway?  I guess that’s how thrill seekers live much of their life.  Well yesterday I went and did that crazy thing and this week we’ll see how well…

Read more »


Making Sense of this Garden

Posted by & filed under Annuals, Formal Gardens, Perennials.

After a few days, the spider lilies started to creep me out, so I left the Japanese Garden in search of a new place.  I ended up in the Sensory Garden in front of the education building.  This is a good spot for people watching – most folks walk by this garden on the way…

Read more »