Huntsville and Birmingham Botanical Gardens Plant Sales

It’s an exciting weekend! Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Huntsville Botanical Garden are both having their spring plant sales. And for me, the most thrilling aspect of the weekend is that I’m speaking at the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s plant sale on Friday and Saturday, April 15 & 16 at 1:00!!! My talk is ‘Hot Plants: The Rest of the Story.’ I talk about 9 of the Hot Plant articles I wrote for Alabama Gardener and give additional information: more pictures, newer cultivars, stuff that wouldn’t fit in the article, things I’ve learned since I wrote the article, etc. It’s a cute Powerpoint presentation, and I have some great pictures. I hope you can come. Here’s more info on the sales:

Huntsville Botanical Garden: April 14-17, 2016 at the Huntsville Botanical Garden. Thursday, members only, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, free public sale, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, free public sale, 2-5 p.m. Here’s a link for more information.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens: April 14-17, 2016 at Brookwood Village. Thursday, Preview Party, $50, 5-6:30 p.m., followed by members only, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Friday, free public sale, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, free public sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, free public sale, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Here’s a link for more information.

And if you come to the Huntsville sale, don’t leave without seeing the Bush Native Azalea Trail. I was there last weekend, and it was stunning! Take a look.

Native azalea, Huntsville Botanical Gardens, Bush Azalea Trail

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Native azalea, Huntsville Botanical Gardens, Bush Azalea Trail

Millie Mac

Native azalea, Huntsville Botanical Gardens, Bush Azalea Trail

High Tide

Native azalea, Huntsville Botanical Gardens, Bush Azalea Trail

Native azalea, Huntsville Botanical Gardens, Bush Azalea Trail

Tom Corley

Native azalea, Huntsville Botanical Gardens, Bush Azalea Trail

Native azalea, Huntsville Botanical Gardens, Bush Azalea Trail

Stonewall Jackson

Native azalea, Huntsville Botanical Gardens, Bush Azalea Trail

Native azalea, Huntsville Botanical Gardens, Bush Azalea Trail

Miss Dean

Native azalea, Huntsville Botanical Gardens, Bush Azalea Trail

Native azalea, Huntsville Botanical Gardens, Bush Azalea Trail

Vernon Bush lead the tour, and he stood next to the sign and posed for pictures. I was late for the photo opportunity because I was off taking pictures of azaleas, but I like this pic anyway.

So if you come to the Huntsville Botanical Garden’s plant sale this weekend, don’t miss the Bush azalea trail, with over 4500 azaleas, there will still be lots in bloom. The azalea I’m going to make a point to see is this one.

Native azalea, Huntsville Botanical Gardens, Bush Azalea Trail

Smitty, who was a big breeder of azaleas, named this one ‘Patsy’s Pink’ after his wife. I’ll bet it’s gorgeous.

I hope to see you there!

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