David Shaddix is the owner of Maple Valley Nursery, a wholesale growing operation based in Shelby County. Maple Valley Nursery offers landscape companies and retail garden centers a unique and diverse selection of container-grown ornamental and edible shrubs, grasses, and perennials – even carnivorous plants. David has been growing and experimenting with plants for Read More

  1. How long have you been working with Pack’s Nursery? “Pack’s Nursery is a family business. We have 8 family members that work here. My grandfather started the nursery in 1968, so it’s our 50th anniversary this year. Once he started it, my dad and uncle came at different times. I joined after graduating Read More

This time of year, pumpkins seem to monopolize the market – pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, and, lest we forget, PSLs (“pumpkin spice lattes” for those non-Starbucks drinkers). As delicious as these seasonal sweets are, have you ever considered decorating with a pumpkin? Not just stacking three or four on the front porch, but creating a Read More

Believe it or not, the first day of summer is less than one week away. Is your garden party on the calendar yet? Or is it a bridal shower this year? Whether you already have plans to entertain outside or are finalizing your outdoor get-together, consider incorporating one of our favorite floral arrangements. This unconventional 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

Blackjack Recap: Despite the recent warm weather, fall is upon us! Our seasonal color crews stormed UAB last week and will begin planting at residential properties toward the end of October. If you have not contacted our Seasonal Color Manager, Taylor Elders, about installing fall flowers at your property, please do so immediately. In our 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

Blackjack Recap: With spring in full swing, our men worked hard in May to prepare properties for the start of summer. In addition to their normal maintenance routines, our crews have been pruning azaleas, putting out crab grass pre-emergent and fertilizing lawns, trees and shrubs. If you did not receive these treatments, please speak with Read More