a large star magnolia tree in bloom

The Manolia stellata, or star magnolia, is a slow growing shrub-like tree that produces blossoms in early spring. This tree is a member of one of the most ancient flowering plant families and features several unique characteristics.

close up of a clematis bloom

The bold foliage and quick growth make this a very useful vine, but the Clematis armandii 'Snowdrift' really stands out in the garden when it is in full bloom in early spring.

close up of forsythia bloom

Forsythia are among the first plants of spring to burst forth in flower. While forsythia bushes are easy to care for, there are a few things you can do to help them perform their very best. With proper care, your forsythia plant will reward you with a brilliant display of yellow flowers.

pink camellia bloom

Camellias are known for their large, heavy blooms. With more than 3,000 named camellias, they come in a remarkable range of color, size and form. Best of all, they are not browsed by deer! Here are a few of our favorites, available now at Al's!

close-up of a sarcococca bloom

While we like her glossy green leaves and ornamental black berries – it’s the fragrance that keeps us coming back to Sarcococca. She is definitely a star in winter.

a hedge of Knock Out Roses

If you love roses or just wanted to try your hand at roses for the first time, now is the best time to purchase if you want to enjoy the biggest selection of the season.

beautiful yellow blooms of the edgeworthia bush

A very unusual Daphne relative that bears fragrant, bright yellow flowers on bare stems in winter. Sometimes called yellow Daphne, it’s definitely a collector plant. Each 1″ plus bud resembles an intricately designed tassel on the corner of an elegant Victorian pillow.

vegetables growing in a garden bed

Spring is fast approaching and now is the time to start thinking about designing your vegetable garden. Not sure where to begin? Here are some simple tips to help get you started.

shooting star hydrangea blooms

Enjoy these unique snow white hydrangeas for the holidays!