All-America Selections Winners were on display during October’s opening of A Tasteful Place at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in Dallas, TX. Leaders of the well-established public garden have added a new 3.5 acre section—a hands-on, practical, taste-and-see adventure, designed to teach, guide, and inspire home gardeners. Naturally, the new vegetable venue included tested garden performers from All-America Selections. The gardens were buzzing on opening day, with bees and with DIY energy. “It is so exciting to see the public inspired to do this in their own gardens,” says Megan Proska, Dallas Arboretum Horticulture Manager for Trials Gardens. “People can see what’s growing here and try it themselves at home.” At A Tasteful Place, edibles are laid out potager-style; that is, with vegetable varieties planted in square-shaped beds, divided by mulched pathways for peering and picking. Flower borders surround vegetable plantings, with plenty of attractive blooms cultivated close by to attract pollinators. Graceful paved walkways draw visitors from the garden entry toward the cultivated beauty, with their passage met by butterflies, moths, and honeybees fluttering from flower to flower.