Category: Huntsville Botanical Garden

Why is it important to plant natives?

Interested in learning more about native plants? Join us for our Native Plants Symposium, September 12-14. Click here for information. Biodiversity lossWith the prevalence of artificially cheap exotic plants sold to contractors and homeowners from big box stores for decades, … Continue reading

What’s Growing On – July 2019

Hydrangea quercifolia, commonly called oakleaf hydrangea, is an upright to rounded, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub that typically grows 6-8 feet tall and wide.  This member of Hydrangeaceae (the Hydrangea family) is native to wooded bluffs, ravines, and stream banks in southeastern … Continue reading

Growing Butterflies

It’s Garden Chat Wednesday! Of course, we grow a lot of plants here at the Garden but did you know we also grow butterflies? If you look closely during your visit to the Purdy Butterfly House, you can see every … Continue reading

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