Urban Gardening

Pockets of green are popping up all over the Magic City as urban dwellers transform a concrete jungle into gardens and greenery. Richard Carnaggio and Tammy Cohen are a trend-setting couple who began living in downtown Birmingham before living downtown was cool. They are the founders of Cohen Carnaggio Reynolds Architectural firm and they set up shop and built living quarters above their business 10 years ago. They have built their business and have also created a beautiful landscape in the heart of the city, overlooking the iconic smoke stacks of Sloss Furnaces.

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Spring For Succulents

When artfully displayed, succulents can be as eye-catching as a flower arrangement. Some of our customers have even used them for centerpieces for special events. These popular, drought-tolerant plants come in all shapes, sizes, textures, and colors. They last longer than cut flowers and you can enjoy them all spring and throughout the summer—in fact, many are tough perennials that will last for years.

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March Madness

We all get spring fever and the warm weather often fools us into making some unwise decisions. The gardening bug is real, and it’s so easy to catch—especially on the first few glorious, sunny days of spring. Plants begin to shake off the cold and awake from dormancy. We are able to witness unfurling leaves that turn bare, grey branches into glowing, green limbs overnight. The plump flower buds burst before our eyes, making us ready to jump into the garden headfirst. But March can be fickle, as a week of warm weather can be followed by a blackberry winter as cold fronts sweep through. Here are a few dos and don’ts for March gardening in Birmingham that will allow you to work on your landscape without getting ahead of the season.

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