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Category Archives: gardening
By Ang Jordan | Published: February 9, 2013
Many of the Gulf Coast’s best tomatoes are still available online at Mobile Botanical Gardens’ Online Marketplace. Choose from heirlooms like Cherokee Purple, hybrids, plums, grape, and even tiny currant varieties. They are selling out, however, so make your selections soon! Pickup will be on Saturday, February 23 from 9am – 1pm at the MBG [...]
By Ang Jordan | Published: October 18, 2012
WHAT: Mobile Botanical Gardens Plantasia! Fall Plant Sale WHEN: Thursday, October 18, 4-7pm; Friday and Saturday, October 19-20, 9am-4pm; Sunday, October 21, 11am-4pm WHERE: Mobile Botanical Gardens, 5151 Museum Drive, Mobile AL COST: $20 for the opening night party and sale on Thursday; all subsequent days are free ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Don’t miss the region’s best [...]
By Ang Jordan | Published: September 11, 2012
WHAT: Herb Day 2012 WHEN: Saturday, September 22 WHERE: Mobile Botanical Gardens, 5151 Museum Drive, Mobile COST: $25 per person; advance registration required MORE INFORMATION: Includes seminar, light lunch, and raffles. Hard to find herbs and gifts will be for sale. The program this year will be “Classic to New Age…Culinary Adventures with Herbs.” Jason [...]
By Ang Jordan | Published: July 25, 2012
WHAT: Fairhope LFPI August Member Meeting WHEN: Monday, August 6 at 6:30pm WHERE: The Ballroom at Homestead Village, Fairhope MORE INFORMATION: Featured speaker Bill Finch will present a fun and interesting program on what he’s growing in his garden and what he might suggest for fall gardening.
By Ang Jordan | Published: July 15, 2012
WHAT: Fall Vegetable Gardening WHEN: Saturday, August 25, 9-11am WHERE: Mobile Botanical Gardens, 5151 Museum Drive, Mobile COST: $25 for MBG members; $35 for non-members MORE INFORMATION: Cultivate the fruits of the cool season: lettuces, kale, root vegetables. Learn how and when to plant for high harvest and low maintenance.
By Ang Jordan | Published: June 30, 2012
WHAT: Public Educational Seminar and Plant Health Clinic, a public program to mark the 20th anniversary of the Mobile County Master Gardener program, a service of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. WHEN: Saturday, July 28, 2012, 1- 5pm WHERE: Jon Archer Center, 1070 Schillinger Road N, Mobile COST: Cost: $10 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 13; to [...]
By Ang Jordan | Published: June 20, 2012
WHAT: Plant Clinic LIVE! WHEN: Thursday, June 28 at 5:30pm WHERE: The Vegetable Garden next to The Marketplace at Mobile Botanical Gardens, 5151 Museum Drive, Mobile ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Show off your best produce, see what’s going on in the veggie garden, talk about gardening and get answers to what’s ailing your plants – all in [...]
By Ang Jordan | Published: June 19, 2012
Bill Finch’s Plain Gardening Plant Clinic is now online. This week’s topics are bacterial wilt in tomatoes and downy mildew on basil. Submit your gardening questions to Bill to see them addressed in future articles.
By Ang Jordan | Published: May 26, 2012
WHAT: “Good Bugs, Bad Bugs?” Workshop on Garden Pests WHEN: Saturday, June 9 WHERE: Summit Street Community Garden in Fairhope ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Fairhope’s Local Food Production Initiative will present an informative workshop on garden pests the morning of Saturday June 9 at the Summit Street Community Garden. It will be presented by Dr. Ayanava Majumdar, [...]
By Ang Jordan | Published: May 6, 2012
WHAT: Tour Mobile Botanical Gardens’ Annual Gallery of Gardens by Bike with Bill Finch WHEN: Saturday, May 12 at 9am WHERE: Meet at Washington Square in Oakleigh, Mobile COST: $20 in advance; $25 the day of ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Join MBG Executive Director and bicycle enthusiast Bill Finch to tour five of our gardens by bike. [...]