Tickled Pink Women’s Expo — THIS SATURDAY

Do you want to know more about the Montgomery Botanical Gardens at Oak Park?

We will be exhibiting at the Tickled Pink Women’s Expo this Saturday, September 29 at the Multiplex.  Come talk to us and discover how we are growing.  We will have experts on hand to answer your gardening questions.

A beautiful flower backdrop will be available for selfies and pictures.  Thank you Jenny Noland Designs!

For more information on the Expo, visit their Facebook Page.  

Look forward to seeing you Saturday.



Planting Magnolia Trees

Planting day April 20, 2018
Picture July 27, 2018

With the help of the Montgomery Rotary and Saint James Students we planted the magnolias in April.  The leaves turned brown and the trees looked like they were dying.  Our trees went into shock. Fortunately, our trees lost their leaves which is a good sign.  Now we have new growth and the trees are adjusting to their new environment.

Come see them.  If you want to help grow our garden, donate today.

Do plants go out of “Style”?

Just like fashion in clothing, architecture, and interior decor, plants come in and go out of style. Some of this is due to new plant introductions which are hybridized for specific characteristics.

Some examples of this would be ENCORE azaleas.  They are hybridize to bloom more than once annually.  They have all but eliminated the demand for certain azalea cultivars.  KNOCK OUT and DRIFT roses are another example.  The demand for hybrid tea and floribundas roses has been drastically reduced.  The newer hybrids are much more disease and insect resistant and they bloom much more.

Some plants simply just go out of “style” for a while and then come back into  popularity.  A good example for this right now is Emerald Arborvitae.  Forty years ago it was a popular landscape plant, dropped out of sight for a while and now is more popular than ever!

The moral of the story is, never give up on the plants that were in your grandmother’s yard.  Next year they might be HOT!!