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Around the Gardens Blog

Around the Gardens Blog

Caring for Your Rose Garden

Admired for their beauty, versatility, and popularity, roses share a special place in any gardener’s heart. By TYLER MASON Here are four important tips to keep your rose garden lush…

Around the Gardens: Treasured Trilliums

Nestled among the rich woodlands that stretch across Alabama are around 18 different species of trillium that blanket the forest floor in early spring, a number that fiercely rivals any other state! Although each type of trillium is similar in its small stature and skirt of three leaves, there are actually remarkable differences between these harbingers of spring from their flower color, shape, and leaf mottling.

Interning at Birmingham Botanical Gardens

With summer quickly approaching, the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is accepting applications for their 2023 internship programs. Kaul Wildflower Garden Horticulturist Keith Turney gives us some insight on what…

Uniquely Southern

Woven into native woodlands, Birmingham Botanical Gardens showcases the potential for outdoor spaces in a region that boast of mild winters, a long growing season, and hospitality that readily spills…

Growing From Seed

Participants in the Library at the Gardens’ Seed Exchange Program Share a Love of Seed Saving and Swapping

Holiday Garden Book Guide

Looking for garden-themed inspiration this holiday season? Members of the Friends’ staff share top picks for gift giving (or your personal library) Books are available through Leaf & Petal at…

Growing Garlic

After a yearlong variety trial, the Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Alabama Extension team up to promote the benefits of planting garlic in our own backyards By Mindy Keyes…