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The Foodies: Jason Powell & Dr. Arlie Powell

Petals from the Past • Jemison, Alabama

Petals from the Past applies contemporary techniques to grow the finest old-garden plants along with new varieties.

Petals from the Past applies contemporary techniques to grow the finest old-garden plants along with new varieties.

Petals from the Past specializes in antique roses, heirloom shrubs, fruit trees, and hard-to-find perennials. The nursery propagates its own heirloom plants on site. Since opening 20 years ago, Petals from the Past’s goal has been to approach gardening from an educational standpoint. The nursery strives to achieve that goal through two efforts: by maintaining display gardens for outdoor classrooms and by hosting monthly educational programs. For customized tours and programs (anything from repotting your orchids to container design and maintenance), visit the petalsfromthepast.com.

Harvest Schedule

Blackberries — Early June - July 5
Blueberries — Mid June - late August
Figs — Late July - late September
Asian Pears — Late August -late September
Apples — Early August - late October
Muscadines — Late August - mid October
Oriental Persimmons — Early October - late November
Satsumas — Early October-Early December
Meyer Lemons and Kumquats — November - December
Please call to check actual availability: 205.646.0069

Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 23: How to Grow a Medicinal Garden with Cameron Strauss, Clinical Herbalist

10:30 a.m.: Learn the where, when, how, and what of medicinal gardening. (No charge for the morning session.)

Noon: Lunch. You many bring your own or purchase one from us for $12. To reserve your lunch, call 205.646.0069 by Thursday, Aug. 21.

12:30 p.m.: Remedies for the Gardener Workshop. Fee: $10. Did you just cut your hand with the pruning shears again, or get stung by a bee, or get overheated? Cameron will teach you how to utilize your garden for the common hazards of the garden. Advance reservations and payment required.

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