We asked our Landscape Designer, Leah Kay, to give us some insight into some of her favorite trending plants. She told us about one plant that she thinks is under-used and needs more attention. Let’s see what she has to say. “My favorite plant that I keep going back to is dystillium. There are lots Read More

As spring is approaching, odds are, you have seen various people and landscape groups pruning around your city. We asked our Maintenance Operations Manager, Adam Holmes, a few questions about pruning. Adam spends time training our team members on various things like pruning every week, so he is the perfect person to answer some of Read More

You may see that pop of color in flower beds throughout your neighborhood in the fall and winter, but how much do you truly know about those lovely blooms? We asked our very own Client Relationship Manager, Taylor Elders, to tell us some fun facts about the beloved annual flower, the pansy! Pansies are planted Read More

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

Blackjack Recap: Before we ring in 2019, our crews will continue leaf removal to make way for pine straw and mulch. You will also notice crews pruning in the next few weeks and spraying weed control throughout December and January. Please contact your Maintenance Account Manager if our men do not take care of these 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

  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