Amanda Borden’s Slides for Gardening 101

Amanda Borden presented a Lunch & Learn talk on “Gardening 101” for the Autauga County Master Gardeners on January 4, 2018. Here are her slides.

While watching, you may press the pause button or (using most browsers) your space bar whenever you wish to stop the video and jot down key information.

Here are the plant recommendations Amanda promised:

Plants for Dry Places (Hayes Jackson, Regional Extension Agent, Calhoun & Etowah Counties):

Red Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora)
Nolina (Nolina texana)
Texas Mountain Laurel (Sophora secundiflora)
Turk’s Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus)
Maple Leaf Viburnum (viburnum acerifolium)
Aucuba (Aucuba japonica)
Mahonia (Mahonia spp.)
Liriope (Liriope genus)
Roof Iris (Iris tectorum)
Alabama Snow Wreath (Neviusia alabamensis)
Spirea (Spiraea spp.)
Fringe Tree/Grancy Greybeard (Chionanthus virginicus)

“Bullet-Proof” Plants for Southern Gardens (Jason Powell, Petals from the Past):

Reseeding Annuals—Larkspur, Poppies, Johnny Jump Up (Viola)
Bulbs—Leucojum (Snowflake), Narcissus (Ice Follies), Crinum
Antique Roses
Lenten Rose
Bears Breeches
Creeping Heliotrope
Red Hot Poker
Blue Star Amsonia
Blue Princess Verbena
Jerusalem Sage Phlomis
Blackberry Lily
Chrysanthemum  (Ryan’s Pink)
Herbs—Rosemary (Tuscan Blue), Bulbing Fennel, Catmint, Feverfew, Creeping Thyme (Lemon Mist), Texas Tarragon
Shrubs—French Hydrangea, Virginia Sweetspire, Spirea (Anthony Waterer)
Fruit—Blackberries, Blueberries, Figs
Roses—Early Hybrid Tea (Blossomtime), Texas Squarehead Primrose
Blackfoot Daisy
Spigelia (Indian Pink)
Blue Chaste Tree
Texas Star Hibiscus

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