Demopolis

Demopolis Horticulture

Horticulture Department
809 East Jackson Street
P. O. Box 580
Demopolis, AL 36732
334-289-0747 - phone

The Horticulture Department is open from 6:30 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday.

The Horticulture Department maintains landscaped areas within the city, adding new spaces deemed substantial enough to beautify when appropriate.

Contact Information
Barbara Blevins, Horticulturist - barbara.blevins@demopolisal.gov

Spring Planting
The annuals used around town are changed out twice a year (2 seasons). Some of the plants we are using for our spring planting this year are coleus, verbena, vinca, petunia, begonia, dianthus, impatiens, salvia, angelonia, and purple fountain grass.

Advice from the Horticulturist
The Horticulture Department is always happy to help citizens with any questions they may have about plant materials, including identifying a virus, disease, or insect infestation.

Healthy Looking Plants
Depending on the species, plant care varies slightly. Pansies require dead heading so that they continue to bloom adequately. If the spent blooms are not removed, the plant is wasting energy on developing seed pods instead of making more flowers. The main things to do to keep healthy plants are to water and fertilize.

Azalea Dilemma
In most places around town, the soil has a high pH (basic). Azaleas are acid-loving plants and as a rule of thumb shouldn’t be planted anywhere around town unless there are pine trees growing in the general area.