Welcome Spring’s Earliest Flowers

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Welcome Spring’s Earliest Flowers

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Ah, spring arrived last night and the day has reflected a new beginning for the sunny half of the year. The Winter Aconite (Eranthis hyemalis) opened their flowers to the buzz of honeybees and other insects. Thousands of flowers are now in bloom in the Rock & Waterfall Garden. The Snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) are in … Read More

Start Your Plant Picks for the Plant Sale!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The list of all the plants being grown for Powell Gardens’ spring plant sale is now available: http://www.powellgardens.org/default.asp?page=PlantSale! For the first time the annual and tropical plants will be represented on the Web. Special thanks to volunteer Jody Marshall who input all the annual plant information for us. Below are a few images of some … Read More

Immerse Yourself in Spring: Orchid & Azalea Display

Friday, March 14, 2008

We would like to welcome Anne Wildeboor back to Powell Gardens as Horticulturist- Seasonal Displays and Events. She has been busy finalizing the installation of the Woodland Orchid and Azalea Display scheduled to open on Saturday, March 15, in our conservatory. Anne says: “It’s a very innovative and new design (for our conservatory), definitely inviting … Read More

Flowers of Late Winter

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Many of the earliest flowers are beginning the parade of bloom for 2008 at Powell Gardens. Here Purple Vernal Witchhazel (Hamamelis vernalis ‘Purpurea,‘ a selection of our native Ozark witchhazel) is backlit in the winter sun. Because of last year’s Easter freeze we do not have any hybrid witchhazels with full bloom this spring (they … Read More

A Passion For Snowdrops: “Galanthomania”

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Janet Heter, Senior Gardener – Rock & Waterfall Garden, uncovers some of the masses of Snowdrops (Galanthus spp.) in the Rock & Waterfall Garden.“I’m always glad to see the snowdrops because you know spring is almost here. They are welcoming little treasures of the woodland garden, and they are a SURE thing (in our climate).”The … Read More