The retail store is open Tuesday through Saturday 9-5 and on Sunday
from 1-5. We are closed on Monday.
A full refund will be given only for classes and lunches
cancelled at least 48 hours before the event.
Saturday, April 1, 2017 Container Gardening -Fill, Spill, and Thrill- Andy Chidester- Fox Farm Fertilizer
Come join us to get new ideas for your containers. Andy will focus on vegetables and herbs and discuss different types of potting soils, and how to choose the appropriate one. Fertilization will also be discussed.
Andy Chidester has an Associates Degree in Science from ACC. She is a Texas Master Gardener with a specialty in compost. She has worked in the horticultural industry since 1998. She developed a passion for gardening while working in her grandmother’s garden as a child. Now she just has a gardening addiction.
Saturday, April 8, 2017, 10:30, Perennials for Every Spot in the Garden – Jason Powell
Jason will discuss his old and some new favorite southern perennials and why they are a perfect addition to your garden.
Saturday, April 15, 2017, 10:30. Citrus in the Home Garden – Dr. Arlie Powell
Dr. Powell will discuss variety selection, care, and maintenance of citrus plants such as Satsuma oranges, Meyer lemons, limes, and kumquats. Whether you are a beginner or experienced gardener, you will gain valuable knowledge for the upcoming season.
12:00 – Lunch $12.00 (optional) Advanced registration and payment required. You may bring your own lunch or order from us. If you wish to order a lunch please call the retail shop at 205-646-0069 by Thursday, April 13.
12:30 – Pruning clinic and tour of Petals Orangery
Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, 2017, Antiques in the Garden 9:00 – 5:00
Save the date for our annual Antiques in the Garden Show. We will have a variety of vendors selling antiques, crafts, and collectibles. Food vendors will also be available for your convenience.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Mother’s Day Brunch 9:30am
Fee $15.00 Advanced registration and payment required.
The menu for the brunch is: Biscuit bar with an exciting variety of jams, jellies, and butter spread, Pineapple-honey glazed ham, Blueberry scones, Fresh Fruit Display, Farmer's Market Omelet Casserole, Herb and Cheese Grits with fresh Petals' Herbs and smoked Gouda cheese, Strawberry and cream cheese Danish pastries, tea sandwiches, juice, coffee, hot tea, homemade peach lemonade. Please call the retail shop at 205-646-0069 to make reservations for the brunch. No reservations are required for the Container program at 10:30.
10:30am Colorful Container Combinations – Lacey Neely
We are well into Spring and our plant selection is at it’s peak; so bring your Mom or Grandmom for brunch and let Lacey help you fill her container with color that will last all summer.
Saturday, May 20, 2017,10:30, The Wonder of Herbs: Growing and Using Herbs in Everyday Life - Debbie Boutelier
Thursday, May 27, 2017, Mom and Me Tea Party and Miniature Garden Workshop
Growing your own herbs and making your own herbal products is very rewarding on a number of levels. Incorporating herbs into your lifestyle is easy, cost effective and environmentally friendly. The participant will learn how to grow a healthy and productive herb garden. You will be introduced to a number of herbs – some very common herbs and some that may be new to you. For most people, their interest in herbs begins with using them in the kitchen adding lots of flavor to recipes. But herbs offer so much more than enhancements to our culinary masterpieces. We will explore the hidden benefits of using herbs in a variety of methods incorporating them into our everyday lives. Some of the herbal pathways that will be discussed are culinary herbs, herbs for tea, medicinal herbs, herbs for beauty products, herbs for cleaning products and herbs for ornamental products. We’ll also give you hints on how to preserve your herbal harvest so that you may enjoy herbs year round. (2 hours)
12:30 – Lunch $12 (optional) Advanced registration and payment required. You may bring your own lunch or purchase on from us. If you would like to purchase a lunch please call the retail shop at 205-646-0069 by Thursday, May 18.
1:00 –From Plant to Medicine – Starting an Herbal Medicine Chest (Workshop)
Workshop- Fee $20 – Advanced Registration and Payment required.
Join Debbie Boutelier, Community Herbalist and Master Gardener, as we discover ways to make your current herb garden provide not only aesthetic and culinary benefits, but medicinal benefits as well. This will be an introductory class exploring the reasons for incorporating herbs into a more healthful lifestyle, using herbs you may already have to create medicines, and some of the delivery systems used for medicinal purposes.
We will also learn how to make several useful herbal remedies. In this workshop, we will cover in-depth how to make an herbal tea, a decoction, a tincture, an herbal salve and a syrup. The participant will also get two popular herbal remedies to take home as well as handouts explaining several of the procedures. (2 hours)
A life-long lover of all aspects of gardening and nature, Debbie Boutelier’s interest in herbs and other edibles began in the early 80’s when she planted her first herb garden with culinary herbs. Her interest rapidly grew into a vocation spanning the many different aspects of using herbs in everyday life. As an Air Force wife, she has lived in different areas of the country and broadened her gardening knowledge with each new assignment. Upon moving to Alabama in 1994, Debbie pursued her interest in herbs and gardening on a full-time basis, taking the Alabama Master Gardener course in 1995. She has given over 6,500 hours of volunteer service to the Master Gardener program. Her involvement with the Master Gardener program led her into a new career as a County Extension Agent in Autauga County for 8 years. Debbie now teaches nationally and gives many seminars on organic gardening, nutrition, the many aspects of herbs and other garden related topics. She has been studying medicinal uses of herbs for over 15 years and completed a three year intensive study of the medicinal aspect of herbs at the Appalachian Center of Natural Health. Debbie is a long-time member and past president of the Herb Society of America.
Mom and Me Tea Party and Miniature Garden Workshop Fee: $15 – Advanced Registration and Payment Required Tea Party – 10:00 10:30 Miniature Garden Workshop Workshop Only – $10 – Advanced Registration and Payment Required Bring your own pot or purchase one of ours. We have a large selection of plants and accessories to choose from to help you personalize your own miniature garden.
Please call the retail shop at 205-646-0069 to make your reservations.
Saturday, June 10, 2017 Save the date for our annual Black and Blue Berry Festival
Saturday, June 24, 2017 Annual Green House Sale 7:00 – 2:00pm