Birmingham Botanical Gardens....a pic or two to look at....
I originally posted these pics on the Hardy Palm & Subtropical Board which is read by folks all over the country, but I thought I'd go ahead & post it here too for those Alabamians that maybe haven't been to the BBG in a while. Thought our new Canadian friend, Jen also might enjoy seeing what we have to offer just down the road a piece from Cullman. One thing for sure, if you're ever in B'ham it's definitely worth a visit.....I think it's the best free show in town. These pics were all taken this past friday, and there are still many areas that I didn't capture.
Variegated manihot. Don't know why this striking plant is not more widely available.
Of course I have to include a pic of the Sabal birmingham that my palm buddy Ray & I transplanted to the gardens a few years ago. It's done quite well.
This is one of my favorite areas at the extreme south end of the gardens. Love the bald cypress & bamboo.
Unfortunately this monster needle palm is hidden away in a maintenance area & never seen by most visitors
This is at the extreme north end of the garden's 69 acres as it begins to cut into the base of Red Mountain that overlooks downtown Birmingham.
I hope that someday the gardens try to do a little more with this undeveloped area.
hope you enjoyed....