Author: Bryan Word

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

The heat of the summer is beginning to bear upon us in Birmingham, Alabama, and our plants are going to feel it as much as we will. From a thirty year old oak tree to a window planter filled with annuals, water is necessary for their survival. This may seem like an elementary principle when Read More

There is rarely a project these days, particularly a residential project, where we don’t use Boxwoods of some type.  Boxwoods have been a staple garden plant in Birmingham, especially in the “Over the Mountain” communities, for ages.  They are cherised by many and there doesn’t seem to be a wide selection of other plants that Read More

We accepted our ALS challenge and have passed it on to our friends in the Auburn University Horticulture Dept. See it HERE!

Check out this interesting video we found on Lawn and Landscape. Plants are so complex, and it is amazing how they function! https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=BickMFHAZR0

Happy New Year! If you’re like everybody else, your slowly getting back into the routine after the holidays.  It’s cold outside and the last thing on your mind is working in the yard.  However, there are some things that you can and should be doing despite the unpleasant weather.  Here are just a few of Read More