For more than 45 years, we have grown our garden center into one of the most respected nurseries in Birmingham, Alabama. Our knowledgeable staff strives to make your every visit a positive, friendly experience by providing exceptional products.
We have an extensive line of pottery, flowers, garden supplies, succulents, and koi fish that is sure to make any garden or landscape the envy of the neighborhood. Make sure to visit often, since we have weekly arrivals of new products.
Let us help you make your garden in Alabama even more beautiful. Ever since we opened in 1971, we have tried to provide local products. We proudly support Alabama growers in our garden center.
Please note that the pictures of plants, pottery, and gift items on our site may not be available year-round due to weather conditions and supplier inventories. Here are just a few of the Alabama grown plants we carry.
These plants live for more than two years. The term is often used to differentiate a plant from shorter-lived annuals and biennials. The term is also widely used to distinguish plants with little to no woody growth from trees and shrubs, which are also technically perennials.
Perennials (especially small flowering plants) that grow and bloom over the spring and summer, die every autumn and winter, and return in the spring from their rootstock are known as herbaceous perennials.
However, depending on the rigors of its local climate, a perennial that is in its native habitat, or in a milder garden, may be treated by a gardener as an annual and planted out every year, from seed, cuttings, or divisions. Tomato vines, for example, live several years in their natural tropical or subtropical habitat, but are grown as annuals in temperate regions because they don't survive the winter.
An annual plant is a plant that completes its life cycle from germination to the production of seed within one year before dying. Summer annuals germinate during spring or early summer and mature by autumn of the same year. On the other hand, winter annuals germinate during the autumn and mature during the spring or summer of the following calendar year.
Many desert annuals are therophytes because their seed-to-seed life cycle only lasts for weeks and they spend most of the year as seeds to survive dry conditions.
One seed-to-seed life cycle for an annual can occur in as little as a month in some species, though most last several months. Oilseed rapa can even go from seed-to-seed in about five weeks under a bank of fluorescent lamps. This style of growing is often used in classrooms for education.
This kind of plant would look great on a windowsill or desk. It looks amazing in photos as well. They're easy to take care of and a great choice for anyone. Stop by today and we'll help you pick out the right one and show you how to take care of them.