This Weekend Is The Big Sale

That is right. I always say the fall tree and shrub planting season starts with the annual Birmingham Botanical Gardens fall plant sale. The rain in the past couple of days and cooler temperatures are a perfect combination for signaling the start of planting perennials, trees and shrubs. Also, it is now cool enough to start putting out pansies, snapdragons, and other annuals that will overwinter and give us blooms during the fall, until a hard freeze, and then start blooming again in early spring. So get over to the gardens Saturday and Sunday and buy some plants for your garden and help support the Botanical Gardens at the same time. While you are there take a stroll throught the gardens. Even though there is not much fall color yet, I think every garden has something interesting to see.
Plant sale times are Saturday, October 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, October 21, noon to 4 p.m. Hope to see you there.

John Floyd

John Floyd has been gardening--and learning about Birmingham area gardening--for more than 30 years. In addition to his day-to-day experience, John has degrees in horticulture from Auburn and Clemson Universities and was Editor-in-Chief of Southern Living.

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