Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Cool Design Class This Saturday

Pictured above is the Forman Garden at The Gardens

Ever planted a spring flower bed and ran short of plants or had the front plants out grow the back plants? James Horton, Director of Horticulture at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, is teaching a class called Seasonal Flower Bed Design this Saturday (March 14) from 9 a.m. – Noon.

This class will teach the tricks of the trade when it comes to designing and planting seasonal color beds in the landscape. Subject matter will include measuring your beds, soil preparation, calculating the number of plants, what to look for when buying plants, color combinations, groupings, and much more. Summer and winter seasonal color will be covered. In a few hours you will be ready to design your own flower beds.

The class is only $30 for Members of The Gardens ($40 for Non-Members). Register online!


  1. It's looking good! I especially like the Good Things Growing entries. And as an apartment dweller with an interest in kitchen gardening, I would love to learn more about herbs, too. Congrats on the blog launch!

  2. Thanks! I'll see what we can dig up on kitchen gardening, I'm sure we could all use some tips on gardening in urban spaces!