There’s a good reason you’ve probably heard of the camellia flower. While native to Asia, the Camellia japonica hails as Alabama’s state flower and is praised for its large, vibrant blossoms. In general, camellias thrive in partial shade and well-drained soil. They can grow into a small tree or large shrub reaching as high as Read More

Are you on track? Take a look to see what the new year holds and make sure we’ve penciled you in.     Pine Straw + Mulch After the first of the year, we’ll begin spreading pine straw and mulch since the bulk of leaves will have fallen. This will continue for several months, so Read More

When was the last time your weekend brimmed with energy, excitement and loads of fun? For us, it was October 4-7. We had the privilege of transforming the front entryway of the Birmingham Botanical Gardens into a beautiful oasis of plants and popping color for their Antiques at the Gardens show. From purple Salvia to Read More

After 11 weeks of hard work (and lots of sweat), the Ranger Park installation is now complete. We invite you to peek into the progress of this massive renovation. It was a tremendous honor to partner with Brookwood Forest Elementary’s administration and PTO to bring Macknally Land Design’s vision to life. Go Rangers!  

Rising Auburn senior reflects on her summer internship experience   1. What did your internship comprise of? “I worked the first three weeks with a flower crew installing and maintaining flowerbeds. After that, I accompanied Junior (Maintenance Division Manager), Jonathan (Installation Field Manager) and Robert (Hardscape Division Manager) to see what the day-to-day looks like Read More

Have you ever strolled through Railroad Park in October? If so, odds are you’ve seen a sea of pink inflorescence, otherwise known as Pink Muhly grass, waving in the wind. This light, fairy-like grass boasts vibrant pink blooms in the fall and has quickly become a trending plant throughout the southeast. Native to the eastern Read More

After working for four years, Installation Operations Manager John Bland reflects on his experience transitioning from college to the workforce     1. How would you advise a recent graduate to approach the job hunt in his or her twenties? “Don’t sell yourself short. Apply for what you think you’re most qualified for, but know Read More

Think Outside.   At first pass, you may assume the literal definition. In some instances, you would be right. By the very nature of our work, we “think” outside every day – whether we’re mowing a lawn or estimating a project. However, we interpret this phrase in more ways than one. We have adopted it Read More

For some, April brings tax season. For us, April means flower season. The countdown is on, and ready or not, spring flower planting will begin shortly! Are you considering new flowers for your full-sun beds or front porch pots? If so, we suggest the Lantana plant. This beautiful bloom often compliments other flowers (see Carolyn Read More

They say, “Time flies when you’re having fun.” It is hard to believe this year marks a special milestone for Blackjack Horticulture – our 20th anniversary. In 1998, a Birmingham family started a furniture store called Blackjack Gardens that incorporated a small landscape division. At the time, the landscape group performed only residential work with Read More