two containers filled with flowers

We think the world of gardening shares a lot with the world of fine art. In fact, we’ll go ahead and say that our fantastic custom container designers are true artists themselves! Using the language of color, texture, and balance, our container designers create botanical works that are both beautiful and inspiring.

A hummingbird visits a magenta penstemon flower

With their small size, incredible speed, and brilliant colors, hummingbirds are much-loved pollinators. If you want to attract more hummingbirds to your yard and garden you can always add feeders, but here are some pollinator preferred perennials that hummingbirds especially love.

butterfly visits a Yarrow plant

All of our perennials are at their height of beauty. No wonder that June is Perennial Gardening Month! Right now Al's has the biggest selection and most varieties of perennials than any other time of year. This week we wanted to share with you perennials that are particularly good at attracting our beautiful pollinator friends - the butterflies.

Star Jasmine on a trellis

While we tend to think of blooming annuals and perennials that attract pollinators to your yard, there are many trees, shrubs, and vines that can also draw their attention (and many benefits). Here are some of our favorite shrubs and vines that we encourage you to mix in to your Pollinator Preferred garden.

Bees visiting lavender plants

When it comes to doing our part to sustain our environment, understanding and accommodating bees and other pollinators is an easy way to get involved. While there are many flowering trees and shrubs that also attract bees, June is historically known for perennials. In fact, June is Perennial Gardening Month and perennials that attract pollinators to your garden will be our focus all month long. To begin, here are some helpful tips for inviting bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds into your garden.

ears of grilled corn

This delicious combination of Mexican spices add a wonderful flavor to corn on the cob. While the flavor is complex, this recipe is quick and easy to create. Once the corn is grilled to perfection, you will be sure to impress your guests with this tasty summer side dish.

people enjoying a garden party

Memorial Day is the unofficial kick-off to summer entertaining. Whether you are throwing a BBQ this weekend, celebrating a recent grad, or simply enjoying the sunny weather with friends, you'll want to make sure your outdoor living area is up to the task and looking great! In order to make sure your deck or patio is ready for a good time, here's a few helpful tips from Al's Experts on how to entertain like a pro!

a bright hanging basket full of blooms

We think our Grown by Al's Hanging Baskets are pretty special. Maybe it's because we grow them at The Farm in Hubbard, taking care with each step of the process. Maybe it's the thoughtful flower combinations, which we have tweaked and perfected over the years. Perhaps it's just the look on your mom's face when you arrive with a basket just for her. Regardless, there are a few things to know about our Hanging Baskets, so you can choose just the right one and ensure its success!

an array of harvested vegetables

It's planting season! Now is the time to get your vegetables planted. Here at Al's, we want to help ensure a successful harvest in the future, so here is a basic guide for what you need to know about growing the most popular veggies at home.

Walkway full of colorful annuals

Last summer, I had the pleasure of visiting the Pamplin Family Winery in Sherwood. It's an extensive property that includes the winery, but also boasts a theater, art museum, the family chapel, and even a Japanese garden. With an estate like that, you can bet they take care in their landscaping, and it really shows!