More “Evergreens” to see at Powell Gardens

A- A A+

More “Evergreens” to see at Powell Gardens

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Lacebark Pine (Pinus bungeana)Lacebark Pine is a very hardy pine from Northern China. It is a “bushier” pine with healthy green needles at all seasons but develops some of the most beautiful bark of any plant with age. Our plants are 10 years old and over 15 feet tall. They are just starting to get … Read More

“Evergreens” of Powell Gardens

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Powell Gardens is a great place to get ideas for your home landscaping! Evergreen plants offer exceptional winter interest and we have many, many planted throughout the grounds. The above image depicts two of our fine collection of the hardiest cultivars of Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora). The tree on the left is the cultivar ‘Edith … Read More

Winter Birds

Monday, December 17, 2007

Powell Gardens is a fine place to watch winter birds. Feeders have been placed outside the cafe for your entertainment and enjoyment to watch while you have lunch. The feeders have been a flurry of activity during the recent snow and ice as birds have had a tough time finding food with everything encased in … Read More

Gardens by Candlelight, Take 2

Thursday, December 13, 2007

After last weekend’s iciness, we will try our Gardens by Candlelight: A Luminary Walk event again this weekend. Yes, there’s a call for snow, but that will only make it prettier! Plans include lighting the pathway from the Visitor Education Center to the Marjorie Powell Allen Chapel with more than a thousand luminaria. Inside the … Read More

Hungry birds

Monday, December 3, 2007

The wild food crop is the worst I have ever seen in 11 years! The Easter freeze killed the buds and flowers of so many plants that there is a substantial reduction in fruit for migrant and wintering birds. Linda Williams took these shots of Cedar Waxwings feeding in the Powell Gardens parking lot on … Read More