The retail store is open Tuesday through Saturday 9-5 and on Sunday
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.
Thursday, September 13, 2018, 10:30 - Herb Cooking Class- Linda Franzo
Fee - $25 Advanced registration and payment required.
Bewiched! Devilishly Delish “Dinner Wiches” will put you under a Spell for Fall eves! Let’s start with Ghoulishly Oozy Goozy Caprese with Hot Tomato Basil Sauce, plus no cook “Dinner Wiches” to satisfy any Spirit! Spellbinding Dessert included!
Sunday, September 23, 2018, 2:00pm Planting for Pollinators - Beauty and Function in our Gardens - Sue Webb
All of us are looking to make our gardens beautiful and to make them sanctuaries that we enjoy both looking at and being in. Now, more and more of us are realizing that there’s a real need to also make our gardens useful as well. We want to be able to contribute to a larger community that includes birds, bees, butterflies and other wildlife. We’re seeing that the more we, as people, build and grow and expand in number and space, the less food, cover and nesting sites they have. In fact, declines in all these species are reaching alarming levels that concern and affect us all. It’s easy to make our gardens work for all of us, especially when we plant more natives. Join Sue as she talks about how to incorporate more of our beautiful natives that pollinators love into our landscapes and how to not only design such multifunctional gardens but also maintain them with minimal time & effort.
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.”
Saturday, November 17, 2018, 1:00pm -Herbs for the Holidays: Goodies & Gifts- Debbie Boutelier
Even though the gardening season is slowing down, herbs have been an integral part of the winter holiday season for over 2,000 years. This is a wonderful time to share homemade gifts and goodies made with the bounty of your herb garden. Join us as we learn to make a wide variety of giftables. Yummy holiday edibles, luscious spa items and easy to make gift items - there is something for everyone on your gift list. So good, you may want to keep some for yourself!!!! Included in the cost of the class are a booklet with recipes and directions and tastings of herbal holiday treats. You will leave inspired to start the holiday season! Class will last approximately 2 hours. Advance registration and payment required. Fee: $25. Please call the retail shop to make reservations for this program. 205-646-0069.
Saturday, January 19. 2019Small 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 purchase one from us. If you would like to order a lunch please call the retail shop 205-646-0069 by Thursday, January 17, to place your order.
12:30 – Walking tour of Petals small fruit gardens – overview of pruning and training techniques.
Saturday,February 16, 2019, Tree Fruits 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, 205-646-0069, by Thursday, February 14, to place your order.
12:30- Walking tour of Petals tree fruit gardens – pruning clinic
Saturday, February 23, 2019, Antiques 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 purchase one from us. If you wish to order a lunch please call the retail shop, 205-646-0069, by Thursday, February 21, to place your order.
12:30 – Join Jason in the gardens to learn proper rose pruning techniques of climbing and shrub roses.