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American Garden Award and Birmingham Botanical Gardens are proud to announce the four contestants for the 2014 American Garden Award contest. There are a total of thirty-two prestigious public gardens participating in the American Garden Award, the nation’s only flower popularity contest. The American Garden Award is a unique opportunity for the public to vote on a specific flower that they think has the most appealing garden characteristics. Each of the four contestants listed below will soon be planted in Birmingham Botanical Gardens and ready to strut their stuff for the voting, which begins on May 1.
There are three ways to vote, after May 1:
The four entries are:
Cuphea Sriracha™ Violet F1 from Syngenta Flowers Inc.
Foxglove Digiplexis Illumination Flame from Cultivaris North America LLC
Petunia SangunaRadiant Blue from Syngenta Flowers Inc.
Voting will be open from May 1 until September 30 and winners will be announced in October.
The American Garden Award program is administered by the All-America Selections® Display Garden program.
Fresh Air Family is offering their award winning Gross Out Day Camp in the Birmingham area. Expert naturalists will lead students in the great outdoors to explore the best, worst, and the grossest nature has to offer! Activities include hikes, creek stomping, crafts, journaling and live animals!
Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
(if registered by February 15: $175 members, $200 non-members)
Wednesday, December 3
9 - 1 p.m.
The Red Mountain Garden Club will host its annual Greenery Sale on Wednesday, December 3, at Birmingham Botanical Gardens from 9 - 1 p.m. Proceeds from the sale benefit Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Birmingham Museum of Art and other civic endeavors throughout the city. Fresh cut greenery such as Hemlock, Pine, Frasier Fir and Magnolia can be purchased as well as beautiful wreaths in different sizes. Members also construct handmade kissing balls, topiary trees and table arrangements. For a special treat these talented ladies will create a beautiful arrangement for your mailbox for you to enjoy. Unusual ribbon, bows and unique gift items are available to complete your Holiday decorating and gift giving.
Garden Club members as well as Pratt Brown of Pratt Brown Landscapes and Bob Newton of Landscape Services donate much of the greenery.
Presale order forms for some of the items can be found on the Red Mountain Garden Club website: redmountaingardenclub.com.
This year's greenery sale chairmen are Cary Walheim and Kimberly Bean.