If you plant it, they will come. The words rang in Jim Bennett’s ears as he shot awake in September 2009. Jim had dreamed of taking his daughter to a pumpkin patch, and when he awoke that night he scribbled plans to bring that dream to life. Over the next year, Jim and his crew hand planted pumpkin seeds on the fourth-generation Bennett Farm to prepare it for a fate quite different than its 60 years as a cattle farm without a single crop grown on it.
These days, pumpkins and gourds wait on the vine in three patches as hayrides pass by daily. At the petting farm, youngsters interact with sheep, miniature horses, and miniature-miniature horses, which mice rode in the old west. Kids can also navigate a hay-bale maze, frolic in the corn crib, and race down a 36-inch, 20-foot-long pipe slide.
Chefs in the cook house craft teacakes, pork skins, and apple pies with a wood-burning stove and wash pots hanging over an open fire. In the sorghum mill, workers transform farm-grown cane syrup, which the Bennetts sell in their country store alongside handmade soap and honey from local vendors.
Stocking lauded furniture brands, including Lloyd Flanders and Brown Jordan, the adept designers at Blackjack Gardens help chic-seeking customers find couches, chairs, and trimmings to outfit their roofless retreats. Among the extensive collection are simple and stylish sling seats such as the Crimson Casual Bayside chair ($159). The shop's array of accessories, including Vietri Aladdin outdoor silverware ($20–$99) and planters, primp patios. Deck dwellers will also find myriad ways to spruce up dining digs with seat-soothing cushions and Treasure Garden outdoor umbrellas, which offer protection from the harsh sun and privacy from the eavesdropping moon.
National Tree Service, Inc. is one of the largest and well-known full service tree companies in Birmingham, Alabama. We have been serving Birmingham and its surrounding areas since 1992. We are licensed, fully insured and with over 40 years of experience in tree service industry. We give free estimates.
Founded by horticulturist and landscaper C. Beaty Hanna in 1986, Hanna’s Garden Shop boasts an expertly curated bounty of beautiful flora and exotic plants. Festoon your domicile with fresh Japanese maples ($39.99+) and handsome hydrangeas ($16.99+). Or, pick up a pot of pretty gardenias ($8.99+) to attract a swarm of bees and harness its delicious honey-making abilities just in time for ham-glazing season. If your sniffer gives out as you peddle through the pulchritudinous petal shop, enlist the help of an on-staff plant whisperer to track down the sweetest-scented boutonniere for a Sunday stroll with your sweetie. In addition to its friendly, knowledgeable staff, Hanna’s Garden Shop stocks an assortment of high-end plant- and lawn-care accoutrements—including a full line of Ferti-lome products—to ensure that your landscape stays luscious for the long haul.
Horizons’ crack squad of bug squashers examines residential and commercial locations for infestations. After evicting roaches, ants, and couch-crashing college buddies from a home’s inside, technicians move outside to combat mosquitoes and snakes. They also treat the building’s perimeter, keeping future menaces at bay and identifying potential nooks and crannies that creepy crawlers can sneak through.
If a little something to brighten your day is in order, then a stop by Charlie Thigpen's Garden Gallery might do the trick. Come spend some time in our plant- and flower-filled courtyard and chat with Charlie about your favorite gardening topic!
There are no words to describe this beautiful farm- you just have to come check it out! With over fifty students, we have something for everyone. Students range in age from five to seventy-five and all enjoy the lessons from our three wonderful trainers, all while relaxing on this 50+ acre farm.