Color my hydrangeas blue… or maybe pink!

  • April 9, 2015

By Chuck Owens, Director of Horticulture and Manager of Maintenance This time of year we are often asked about our hydrangeas. Some of the most frequently asked questions are, "How are you able to have hydrangeas bloom in early spring?…

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How to care for azaleas today for blooms next spring

  • April 2, 2015

By Dr. Bill Barrick, Executive Director Now that the azaleas have “done their thing,” it is time for you to do your part by getting them ready for next year’s blooming season. Azaleas in general are pretty maintenance-free plants, but…

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Fooling Mother Nature

  • March 17, 2015

By Dr. Bill Barrick, Executive Director If there is one bulb associated with spring, it would definitely be the tulip. Although the bright blooms make their garden appearance during the spring, the growing, harvesting and forcing process takes almost a…

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Planting for Festival of Flowers

  • March 17, 2015

At Bellingrath Gardens and Home, planning for the Festival of Flowers exhibit, now in its 22nd year, starts about a year ahead of time. Following the conclusion of each year’s Festival of Flowers weekend, we begin preparation for next year’s…

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Country Gardens Fall 2014 “Mum’s the Word”

  • October 2, 2014

In fall of 2014, Better Homes and Gardens' special interest publication, Country Gardens, featured Bellingrath Gardens' annual Cascading Mum Display. Bellingrath's Cascading Mum Display  requires months of meticulous detail and hard work and results in the largest outdoor display of chrysanthemums in the country.…

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