Monday, March 29, 2010

Spring In Bloom

Birmingham Botanical Gardens FlowersSpring is an excellent time to visit the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. If you visit later this week, you will see blooming cherry blossoms, irises, hyacinths, daffodils and wildflowers. The weather will be warm and beautiful. Whether you choose to take a walk, jog, or view beautiful flowers in a natural setting, just spend time outdoors. The gardens exist to provide beauty, education, and stimulate curiosity about our natural world. The natural world soothes our spirit, stimulates our mind and expands our interest in the environment. Best of all, it's always free.

Did you know that Alabama's biodiversity is the 5th highest in the United States? (Facts taken from Birmingham Botanical Gardens Website)

Please visit your local library to check out books and other materials relating to flowers and gardening, particularly about gardening in the south. The Central Business, Science and Technology Department, as well as the Botanical Gardens Library both have excellent gardening collections.

For more information, visit the Birmingham Botanical Gardens Website, particularly the Plants in Bloom section of the website.

For even more information, the librarians at Birmingham Public Library have create a Gardening in the South subject guide. Visit today to find out how to create your own backyard showplace.

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