Powell Gardens, melding native and exotic plants

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Powell Gardens, melding native and exotic plants

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Powell Gardens is a unique marriage of native and exotic plants. I took this picture yesterday because it is such an interesting composition. The drifts of planted, non-native daffodils (Narcissus spp.) are showy and beautiful but they are woven into the native grasses and other native plants. No native plant dares have such large flowers … Read More

Daffodils and Magnolias

Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Daffodils a.k.a. Narcissus are blooming in colorful drifts of cream to yellow and orange throughout Powell Gardens. If you have not been to Powell Gardens in a while we have planted more than 100,000 more bulbs in the past couple seasons. The early magnolias are also in full bloom — foliated in fragrant flowers … Read More

Chapungu: Sculpture in the Garden

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Powell Gardens’ CHAPUNGU, Nature, Man & Myth sculptures are carefully being placed in the garden. This display of art in the garden is scheduled to open on May 10 but to place more than 50 sculptures weighing a ton or more each takes time. A visit now will give you a preview of what is … Read More

Butterfly Season Begins

Monday, April 7, 2008

Saturday was the beginning of butterfly season. I always count on the first butterflies to emerge or arrive with the opening of the first insect pollinated wild plants. That first flower the butterflies imbibe nectar from and help pollinate is the Fragrant Sumac (Rhus aromatica). A quick hike on the Powell Gardens – Byron Shutz … Read More

Missouri Arbor Day

Monday, April 7, 2008

Powell Gardens celebrated Missouri Arbor Day by planting a grove of 27 lindens (Tilia spp.). It was a typical Missouri Arbor Day with cloudy skies and a cool breeze.Missouri Arbor Day is celebrated by Powell Gardens’ staff and volunteers gathering together at morning break. This year’s honorees were the members of KMOS TV and 90.9 … Read More