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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

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

Blackjack Horitculture completed numerous residential and commercial projects during the Alabama summer heat this year. One of them being a complete redesign of an existing maintenance client’s front yard. The owners wanted a “Secret Garden” style so they could enjoy their front yard and have some privacy at the same time. Check out the before Read More

Brasfield and Gorrie hosted their 9th annual BBQ Cook-off benefiting various charities in the Birmingham area. The day started off early by firing up the grill around 6:30 am to begin cooking Boston butts and racks of ribs that were pre-ordered by people in the community. After these were taken off the grill, preparations began Read More

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

Recently our flower team took a trip to visit the nurseries who supply us with beautiful annuals each season.  They visited three nurseries and one trial garden. We believe that there is always something new to learn in order to create beautiful landscapes whether that is with new techniques or new plants. The growers are Read More