Discover Alabama’s Bellingrath Gardens

Alabama's Bellingrath Gardens is an oasis of beauty and tranquility, nestled in the heart of Mobile County. Initially purchased by Walter and Bessie Bellingrath in 1932, this 65-acre estate has been transformed into a public garden that visitors all over the country explore. Here, you can experience a delightful [...]

7 Climbing Vines and Very Good Reasons to Plant Them

Climbing vines can play such beneficial roles in your landscape. We share seven special vines that can work for shade to full sun, fruit, flowers, fragrance and wildlife. Take this list to your neighborhood garden center to purchase these climbing vines for your garden. Provide [...]

Use Native Plants to Nurture Nature

The benefits of adding native plants to your Alabama landscape grow beyond land value and beautification. If you’re curious about what native plants can do for you, our community, and for the health of our wildlife community, have hope. In fact, author Doug Tallamy believes that we are “nature’s [...]

Edible Gardening: Garden Plans for Pots and Raised Beds

Cooking Light published a kitchen garden column, complete with garden plans and designs that allow harvesting nearly year-round. Find more articles, recipes and inspiring images at cookinglight.com/garden. Want to grow fresh food? Use these plans for gorgeous, productive kitchen gardens in raised beds or containers. [...]

6 Shrubs That Stop Traffic

Looking for a shrub that gets a second look? Take this list to your neighborhood garden center for help finding these show-stopping shrubs for your garden. SHRUB NAME DESCRIPTION Hydrangea paniculata ‘Limelight’ This plant deserves all the limelight and will stay in the spotlight for [...]

Plants for Pollinators: 5 Things to Know About Pollinator Gardens

Planting for pollinators and beneficial insects is one of the best things you can do in your Alabama garden. Feeding the bees and butterflies is a critical need for a healthy environment and ecosystem. The bonus is gorgeous flowers and a great landscape for you and your community to [...]

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