Alabama has a unique climate that is ideal for growing a variety of vegetables, fruits, trees and other plants. Here are some of the best choices for an Alabama garden:
Vegetables: Sweetcorn, Southern Peas, Tomatoes, Cucumbers Fruits: Apples, Blackberries, Peaches Trees: Maple (Acer saccharum), Bald Cyprus (Taxodium distichum), Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda)
Shrubs: Camellia (Camellia japonica), American Holly (Ilex opaca), Beautyberry Bush (Callicarpa americana) Vines: Trumpet Creeper (Campsis radicans), Boston Ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata)
Groundcovers: Pachysandra terminalis , Wild ginger (Asarum canadense) Grasses: Bermudagrass(Cynodon dactylon ), Switchgrass(Panicum virgatum )
Cacti & Succulents: Ponytail Palm(Beaucarnea recurvata ), Prickly Pear Cactus(Opuntia humifusa )
These plants are well-suited to the humid and hot conditions found in Alabama. With careful selection you can create a lush garden full of delicious fruits and vegetables that will provide food all year round!