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WHAT'S HAPPENING AT SOUTHWOOD?
Join us at the garden center for some of our special events!
So. Darn. Cool. That’s the best way to describe these massive moss walls that truly are living art. And you can hang them vertically or horizontally. Let Designer Alex Franzmann show you how to create one of these beauties to hang in your home year ‘round or on a shady wall of the patio throughout the summer months. Registration is required.
Think of this arrangement as succulents on stage. After all, they’re the stars of the show! And Designer Alex Franzmann knows how to direct them in such a way that you’ll walk away with a masterpiece deserving of an encore. Registration is required.
Back by popular demand, join us for this spring's Planting “Bar” series. Bring your own pot or buy one from us, then plant away with help from our staff. Choose from annuals, perennials, tropicals, succulents, herbs and so on to create your own potted masterpiece while enjoying a glass or two of wine and light snacks.
Registration is required. Class size limited.
Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of Rum! While most spirits are made from grains, most rums are based on molasses, a byproduct of the sugar-processing industry. And most rums are still made in the Caribbean, where tropical plants abound. Sample both light and dark rums -- and light refreshments -- with host Paul James, and have a look at Southwood’s selection of tropical plants. Along the way, learn about Paul’s favorite organic pesticide, which was discovered in an abandoned rum distillery on the island of Barbados. Seriously!
Registration is required. Class is limited. Pirate costumes are discouraged, but eye-patches might be fun.
FROM THE BLOG
Read posts from Paul James and our Southwood crew!
Getting kids interested in gardening is really quite simple -- just think like a kid! That means forgetting about everything being neat and tidy and orderly and exact. In fact, it often means doing quite the opposite. My first suggestion? Let them get filthy dirty like my grandson pictured here. Does he look happy or what?!
When shopping for plants, one of the first and most important questions you’ll likely be asked is, Will they be growing in sun or shade? And often it’s one or the other. But that’s not always the case. Truth is, the whole sun and shade discussion can get rather confusing, but it’s a critical consideration when it comes to picking the right plants.
When I speak at gardening events across the country, the format I prefer is a simple Q&A. It engages the audience, it helps me understand exactly what gardeners are interested in, and it allows me to perform my shtick. It also gives me the opportunity to debunk common and persistent garden myths, including many that never seem to go away.
I don’t just love Japanese maples. I adore them. Have for decades. To me, they’re the most beautiful of all trees. Interestingly, although they appear delicate, they’re actually tough as nails, and rarely suffer from pest or disease problems. I don’t think I’m going out on a limb when I say every landscape should have at least one of them.