Events

Educational Facility
 Our newest addition is our educational facility located adjacent to the garden shop. A gambrel roofed barn provides a great setting for meetings, seminars, conferences, receptions, or other special gatherings.
 Kitchen facilities are available and the building will seat 225 theater-style or 150 seated at tables.
 We are centrally located three hours drive north of Mobile, three hours south of Huntsville and 45 minutes from Birmingham and Montgomery. Reservations can be made via phone or fax.
The retail store is open Tuesday through Saturday 9-5 and on Sunday from 1-5.  We are closed on Monday.

Calendar of Events

Saturday, February 15, 2020, 10:30am Tree Fruits in the Home Garden- Dr. Arlie Powell
10:30 – 12:00 – Dr. Powell will discuss variety selection, care, and maintenance of tree fruits such as apples, pears, figs, oriental persimmons, peaches and nectarines. Whether you or a beginner or experienced gardener, you will gain valuable knowledge for establishing or maintaining your tree fruit garden.
12:00 – Lunch $12 (optional) advanced registration and payment required. You may bring your own lunch or purchase one from us.  If you wish to purchase a lunch please call the retail shop at 205-646-0069 by Thursday, February 13.
12:30 – Walking tour of Petals tree fruit gardens – pruning clinic

Saturday, February 29, 2020, 10:30am, Antique Roses in the Garden – Jason Powell
10:30 – 12:00 – Jason will discuss all classes of antique and old garden roses and their care and maintenance.
12:00 Lunch – $12 (optional) advanced registration and payment required.  You may bring your own lunch or purchase one from us.  If you wish to purchase a lunch please call the retail shop at 205-646-0069 by Thursday, February 27.
12:30 – Join Jason in the gardens to learn proper rose pruning techniques or climbing and shrub roses.

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 10:30am Planting for Pollinators – Sue Webb
In the U. S., our wild areas have now been reduced by 85%-95% –  as we use more and more land for homes, roads, cities, agriculture, and industry.  This reduction in available habitat coupled with increased pesticide use and a changing climate has led to greatly reduced numbers of birds, bees, butterflies and other wildlife that depend on native habitat for food and shelter.  The good news is that we can make a difference and help stem this tide by planting more native plants in our gardens and landscapes.  The even better news is that these natives are not only functional but also beautiful and create natural looking gardens that we enjoy as much as the pollinators and birds do! Join Sue as she talks about how to create beautiful pollinator-friendly garden  designs using some of the best and most beautiful of our native shrubs and perennials.

Saturday, March 14, 2020, 10:30am, From the Garden to the Table: Growing Fresh Vegetables In Your Own  Backyard – Taylor Hatchett, owner of Boozer Farms
Join Taylor Hatchett, owner of Boozer Farms, to learn the basics of  backyard vegetable production. Vegetable gardening is not only a fun 
activity, it is also a tasty one and Taylor will provide the  information needed to have you well on your way to eating from your  own backyard.

Check out www.boozerfarms.com Boozer Farms
200 County Road 242 Thorsby, AL 35171

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 10:30am, Citrus in the Home Garden – Dr. Arlie Powell
10:30 – 12:00 –Dr. Powell will discuss variety selection, care, and maintenance of citrus plants such as Satsuma oranges, Meyer lemons, limes, and kumquats. Whether you are an experienced gardener or beginner, you will gain valuable knowledge for the upcoming season.
12:00 – Lunch $12 – (optional) advanced registration and payment required.  You may bring your own lunch or purchase one from us.  If you wish to purchase a lunch please call the retail shop at 205-646-0069 by Thursday, March 19.
12:30 – Tour of Petals Orangery

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 10:30am, Perennials for Every Spot in the Garden – Jason Powell
Jason will discuss his favorite southern perennials and why they are a perfect addition to your garden. Get yourself prepared for the 2020 growing season.

Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25, 2020, 9:00am to 5:00pm, Antiques in the Garden
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. If you have antiques or crafts to sell and would like to find out more about securing a booth for the event, contact Pat Conlee at pat@petalsfromthepast.com.

Saturday, May 9, 2020, Mother’s Day Brunch and Program
9:30am – Mother’s Day Brunch  Fee: $15.00 Advanced Registration and Payment required
10:30am – Seed to Celebration – Linda Askey  There is no fee to attend this program.
Every day is worthy of fresh cut flowers, but especially Mother’s Day.  Linda will tell you what you need to know to put flowers on your table, whether you begin with a few seeds in your palm or plant from our greenhouse  She will focus on annuals, perennials and bulbs, as well as how to cut roses, hydrangeas and other shrub to make them last.

Linda Askey is a horticulturist and garden journalist based in Birmingham. You can find Linda’s work in magazines such as Southern Living, Organic Gardening, and Country Gardens, as well as the new Southern Living Garden Book. She is on the board of directors for the Garden Writers Association and counts her own yard as the best classroom of all

Saturday, June 13, 2020, 9:00am-5:00pm Balck and Blue Berry Festival

Saturday, June 27, 2020 Green House Sale 7:00 am – 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 25, 2020,10:30am, Fig and Stone Fruit Walking Tour – Dr. Arlie Powell
Dr. Powell will discuss variety, care, and maintenance of figs and 
stone fruits such as peaches, plums, and nectarines.  Take a walk 
through the fig and stone fruit orchards. Taste the varieties.

Saturday, August 22, 2020, 10:30am Apple Pear, and Muscadine Walking Tour – Dr. Arlie Powell
Dr. Powell will discuss variety, care, and maintenance of apples, pears, muscadines, and bunch grapes.  Taste all the varieties of these fruits to decide which ones you will add to your home garden.

Sunday, Septembeer 27, 2020, 2:00pm, Kiwi Walking Tour – Dr. Arlie Powell
Dr. Powell will discuss the best way to grow kiwi in Alabama.  Learn 
all you need to know to successfully add these vines to your home 
garden.

Sunday, October 4, 2020, 2:00pm, Fall Gardening – Why? What? And When? – Jason Powell
Jason will discuss his favorite plants for fall bloom and planting.   
Learn why fall is a great season to plant.

Sunday, October 18, 2020, 2:00pm, Oriental Persimmons and Citrus Walking Tour – Dr. Arlie Powell
Dr. Powell will discuss the care and maintenance of Oriental 
Persimmons and citrus plants.  Take a tour through the orchard to see 
the varieties of persimmons.  Tour our orangery to experience all the 
citrus varieties.

Sunday, November 8, 2020, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Repotting Orchids – Shelley Powell
Bring your orchids that need new life to Shelley and she will help you 
repot them so they will perk up and give you long lasting beauty.

Saturday and Sunday, November 21 and 22, 2020, Saturday, 9:00 – 5:00, Sunday, 1:00-5:00
Petals Christmas Open House