The retail store is open Tuesday through Saturday 9-5 and on Sunday
from 1-5. We are closed on Monday.
A full refund will be given only for classes and lunches
cancelled at least 48 hours before the event.
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.
Saturday, January 27, 2018, 10:30am, Small Fruits in the Home Garden – Dr. Arlie Powell
10:30 – 12:00 – Dr. Powell will discuss variety selection, care and maintenance of fruit plants such as blackberries, blueberries, and muscadines. Whether you are a beginner or experienced gardener, you will gain valuable knowledge to help you plan or add to your home garden.
12:00 – Lunch $12 (optional) advanced registration and payment required. You may bring your own lunch or order one from us. If you wish to order a lunch please call the retail shop at 205-646-0069 by Thursday, January 25.
12:30 Walking tour of Petals small fruit gardens – overview of pruning and training techniques.
Saturday, February 17, 2018, 10:30am, Tree Fruit in the Home Garden – Dr. Arlie Powell
10:30 – 12:00 – Dr. Powell will discuss variety selection, care and maintenance of tree fruits such as apples, pears, figs, oriental persimmons, peaches and nectarines. Whether you are a beginner or experienced gardener, you will gain valuable knowledge for establishing or maintaining your tree fruit garden.
12:00 – Lunch $12 (optional) advanced registration and payment required. You may bring your own lunch or purchase one from us. If you wish to order a lunch please call the retail shop at 205-646-0069 by Thursday, February 15.
12:30 – Walking tour of Petals tree fruit gardens – pruning clinic
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 10;30am, Antique Roses in the Garden – Jason Powell
10:30 – 12:00 – Jason will discuss all classes of antique and old garden roses and their care and maintenance.
12:00 – Lunch $12 (optional) advanced registration and payment required. You may bring your own lunch or order one from us. If you wish to order a lunch please call the retail shop at 205-646-0069 by Thursday, February 22,
12:30 – Join Jason in the gardens to learn proper rose pruning techniques of climbing and shrub roses.
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 10:30am, Citrus in the Home Garden – Dr. Arlie Powell
10:30 – 12:00 – Dr. Powell will discuss variety selection, care and maintenance of citrus plants such as Satsuma oranges, Meyer lemons, limes, and kumquats. Whether you are an experienced gardener or beginner, you will gain valuable knowledge for the upcoming season.
12:00 – Lunch $12 (optional) advanced registration and payment required. You may bring your own lunch or purchase one from us. If you wish to order a lunch please call the retail shop by Thursday, March 22.
Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21, 2018, 9:00 - 5:00 Antiques in the Garden
Save the date for our annual Antiques in the Garden Show. We will have a variety of vendors selling antiques, crafts, and collectibles. Food vendors will also be available for your convenience.
Saturday, June 9, 2018, 9:00-5:00 Black and Blue Berry Festival
Fun for all ages! Fresh blackberries and blueberries, pony rides, petting zoo. Tour the farm.
Saturday, June 30, 2018, 7:00-2:00, Petals Annual Greenhouse Sale