Petals from the Past

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Antiques in the Garden in Spring  ( Antique and Craft Show). 


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 theatre-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.



Calendar of Events

The retail store is open Tuesday through Saturday 9-5 and on Sunday from 1-5.  We are closed on Monday.


Cancellation Policy
A full refund will be given only for classes and lunches cancelled at least 48 hours before the event.

.Sunday, September 10, 2017, 2:00pm, Kiwi Walking Tour, Dr. Arlie Powell
Learn all you need to know to successfully add these vines to your home garden

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 10:30am, Herb Cooking Class – Linda Franzo 
“Turn a New Leaf” It's Thyme to begin your Fall Herb Garden. Get Herban Garden Inspiration from seasonal “Garden to Table Treats!” Linda will share Sage advice, Dilly-iscious Lunch, Myrtle Musings & a Rosemary Day to Remember! Enjoy an herbal infused menu and learn the pleasures and benefits of growing herbs. Linda will answer all your questions on how to grow, harvest, preserve and infuse herbs everyday! Tasting menu will include and herbal bone broth. Bar-Bone Broth is the new Green juice. Steak salad with true Green French dressing, herby Orzo and Granita. Your friends will be "Green with Envy" if they don't come to this class with you. Class will last approximately 2 hours. Advanced Registration and Payment Required. Fee: $25. Please call the retail shop to make reservations for this program. 205-646-0069

.Sunday, September 24, 2017, 2:00pm, Native Plants - Sue Webb  
Some say we have reduced the natural areas in the United States by 85%-95% to build our cities, roads, agriculture and industry. It’s no surprise then that birds, bees, butterflies and other wildlife that depend on native natural habitat for food and shelter are declining at an alarming rate. The good news is that we can help counteract these losses by adding more native plants to our gardens & landscapes. The even better news for us in Alabama is that we have so many beautiful native plants to choose from!

Join Sue as she talks about some of the best native plants for fall and winter beauty and interest. Some of them have fall color that rivals that of our large trees; others have berries that not only look beautiful but which also feed the birds at a time of year where other food sources are drying up. Still other native’s give us blooms to enjoy in late fall & winter. Plant for all seasons for a garden that is beautiful all the time and one that supports our pollinators and other wildlife.

Sue Webb has a PhD in Microbiology and is an Alabama Master Gardener. She has completed the Native Plant Certification Program at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. She is also our native plant expert here at Petals.

Sunday, October 1, 2017, Fall Gardening - Jason Powell
Jason will discuss his favorite perennials for fall bloom and planting. Learn why fall is a great season to plant.

Sunday, October 15, 2017, 2:00pm, Oriental Persimmons Walking Tour - Dr. Arlie Powell
Dr. Powell will take you through the oriental persimmon orchard and show you how to successsfully grow these fruits. Taste the varieties and decide which ones you would like to add to your home garden.

Sunday, October 29, 2017, 2:00pm, Permaculture - Tracy Brittnell

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 10;30AM Herb Cooking Demo – Linda Franzo 10:30 
Do you have “Good Guts” to Stay Healthy this Fall? Linda will share her easy techniques to make thick Greek yogurt, sauerkraut, pickled fruit and veggies and bone broth. Old fermentation ways make a Fabulous Fall menu of healthy broths, Roast Pork over Kraut, tzatziki, pickled blackberries, jalapeno and red onions over Fall Greens and dessert, of course. Class lasts approximately 2 hours Fee: $25 Advanced registration and payment required. Please call the retail shop to make reservations for this program. 205-646-0069.

Sunday, November 5, 2017, 2:00 - 4:00pm, Repotting Orchids, - Shelley Powell
Bring your orchid that needs new life to Shelley and she will help you repot them so they will perk up and give you long lasting beauty.

Saturday, November 18, 9-5pm and Sunday, November 19, 1-5pm -Christmas Open House
Join us as we began the celebration of the holiday season. There will be food, music, and special sale prices. It is our way of saying “Thanks for shopping with us this past year”. We will have JQ's One Man Band again this year. Based in Montevallo, AL, JQ's "One Man Big Band" takes you on a Sentimental Journey back to the "Golden Age of Swing"! With accompaniment by JQ's Box Band, JQ uses Voice and Horn to pay homage to classics by Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Glenn Miller and many other artists from this defining Era in American History.

Petals from the Past
16034 County Road 29
Jemison, Alabama, 35045
205-646-0069 FAX - 205-646-2626