The retail store is open Tuesday through Saturday 9-5 and on Sunday
from 1-5. We are closed on Monday.
Saturday, May 26, 2018 10:30AM The Wonder of Herbs - Debbie Bouteliere
1:00 – Medicinal Herb Class
10:30 The Wonder of Herbs: Growing and Using Herbs in Everyday Life This class is free.
Growing your own herbs and making your own herbal products is very rewarding on a number of levels. Incorporating herbs into your lifestyle is easy, cost effective and environmentally friendly. The participant will learn how to grow a healthy and productive herb garden. You will be introduced to a number of herbs – some very common herbs and some that may be new to you. For most people, their interest in herbs begins with using them in the kitchen adding lots of flavor to recipes. But herbs offer so much more than enhancements to our culinary masterpieces. We will explore the hidden benefits of using herbs in a variety of methods incorporating them into our everyday lives. Some of the herbal pathways that will be discussed are culinary herbs, herbs for tea, medicinal herbs, herbs for beauty products, herbs for cleaning products and herbs for ornamental products. We’ll also give you hints on how to preserve your herbal harvest so that you may enjoy herbs year round.
12:00 Lunch-$12 (advanced registration and payment required. You can bring your own lunch or purchase one from us. If you would like to order a lunch please call the retail shop at 205-646-0069 by Thursday May 24.
1:00 Medicinal Herb Class From Plant to Medicine with a Focus on Colds & Influenza Workshop Fee: $25 Advanced registration and payment required
Join Debbie Boutelier, Community Herbalist and Master Gardener, as we discover ways to make your current herb garden provide not only aesthetic and culinary benefits, but medicinal benefits as well. This will be an introductory class exploring the reasons for incorporating herbs into a more healthful lifestyle, using herbs you may already have to create medicines, and some of the delivery systems used for medicinal purposes.
Influenza has been in the news daily this season with thousands of people missing school and work while battling this illness. We will learn how to make several useful herbal remedies primarily to fight colds and influenza. Also, in this workshop, we will cover in-depth how to make an herbal tea, a decoction, a tincture, an herbal salve and a syrup. The participant will also get a popular herbal remedy to take home as well as handouts explaining several of the procedures. (2 hours)
Saturday, June 2, 2018, 10:30am Walking Tour of Black and Blueberries - Dr. Arlie Powell
Join Dr. Powell in a walk through the blackberry and blueberry fields. He will tell you about all the varieties we grow here at Petals. There will also be handouts on how to grow and maintain these plants. Fee: $5.00. Please call the retail shop at 205-646-0069 to make reservations for this class.
Saturday, June 9, 2018, 9:00-5:00 Black and Blue Berry Festival
Join the Fun! Blackberries and Blueberries for picking.
Pony Rides and Petting Zoo from 9:30—1:30
10:00am - Informational talks on growing blackberries and blueberries by Dr. Arlie Powell -Fee—$3
Live Music by JQ’s One Man Band—10:00 – 2:00
Southern Sweets will be serving lunch and delicious blackberry and blueberry desserts in the barn.
Hamburgers and Hot Dogs will also be available. Berry Dessert Tasting from 10:00 - 1:00 - Fee - $8
Saturday, June 30, 2018, 7:00-2:00, Petals Annual Greenhouse Sale
Saturday, July 21, 2018, 10;30AM,Fig and Stone Fruit – Walking Tour – Dr. Arlie Powell
Dr. Powell will discuss variety, care, and maintenance of figs and stone fruits such as peaches, plums and nectarines. Take a walk through the fig and stone fruit orchards. Taste the varieties.
Saturday, August 4, 2018, 10:30am, Butterflies of Alabama Up Close and Personal– Paulette Ogard and Sara Bright
Our state is filled with butterflies! Learn how to identify some of the most common species and gain insights into their fascinating life histories. Find out when they fly and what they eat. Discover what plants will attract and sustain them in your yards. We will also take a quick online tour of the Alabama Butterfly Atlas, an informational website that brings all these things together. Join us as we delve into the world of Alabama butterflies!
Paulette Haywood Ogard has spent more than 20 years researching the life histories of southeastern butterflies. She and Sara Bright co-authored Butterflies of Alabama: Glimpses into Their Lives. Her current field research focuses on adding life history information to the online Alabama Butterfly Atlas, where she serves on the board of directors.
Saturday, August 18, 2018, 10:30am, Apple, Pear, and Muscadine Walking Tour – Dr. Arlie Powell
Dr. Powell will discuss variety, care, and maintenance of apples, pears, muscadines, and bunch grapes. Taste all the varieties of these fruits to decide which ones you will want to add to your home garden.
Sunday, September 9, 2018, 2:00pm, Kiwi Walking Tour – Dr. Arlie Powell
Dr. Arlie Powell will discuss the best way to grow kiwi in Alabama. Learn all you need to know to successfully add these vines to your home garden
Sunday, October 7, 2018. 2:00pm,Fall Gardening – Why ?, What?, and When? – Jason Powell
Jason will discuss his favorite perennials for fall bloom and planting. Learn why fall is a great season to plant.
Sunday, November 4, 2018, 2:00-4:00pm Repotting Orchids – Shelley Powell
Bring your orchids that need new life to Shelley and she will help you repot them so they will perk up and give you long lasting beauty.
Saturday and Sunday, November 17 and 18, 2018, Petals Christmas Open House
Saturday 9:00 – 5:00 Sunday – 1:00 – 5:00
Join us as we begin the celebration of the holiday season. There will be food, music by JQ’s One Man Band, and special sale prices. It is our way of saying “Thanks for shopping with us this past year.”