New Powell Gardens Butterfly Garden Opens Saturday

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New Powell Gardens Butterfly Garden Opens Saturday

Thursday, May 29, 2008

The new Powell Gardens Butterfly Garden officially opens to the public on Saturday, May 31, 10a.m. – 3p.m. We will have some of the best butterfly gardeners and enthusiasts on hand to help interpret the garden, give you tips on what to plant to attract butterflies and have some interesting butterflies and moths to see … Read More

Mockoranges, Out of Fashion but not out of Style.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The pristine white flowers with a special, orange-blossom-like scent make the mockorange a staple of late spring flowers and fragrance in a garden. Mockoranges are currently out of fashion and much maligned by garden gurus but a season without them would be a miss! Depicted are the flowers of the magnificent ‘Snow Velvet’ cultivar of … Read More

Roses, Our National Flower, Shine at Powell Gardens in 2008

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The wonderfully moist and cooler-than-normal spring have allowed our roses to be more floriferous than ever! Powell Gardens may not have a rose garden but roses are used in the landscape throughout the grounds. We grow only disease-resistant, low maintenance varieties appropriate for each landscape setting. Enjoy the following sampling of Powell Gardens’ roses:The rugosa … Read More

Flowering Trees of Late Spring

Friday, May 23, 2008

Some of our most stunning small flowering trees bloom in late spring and are currently in bloom at Powell Gardens.Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia) is always a stunner in bloom! Its red flowers attract hummingbirds to pollinate it. This group is in the parking lot’s arboretum of all the woody plants native to Kansas and Missouri. … Read More

Doc Henderson and his Iris In Full Bloom

Monday, May 19, 2008

Doctor Norlan Henderson stands near a clump of Queen’s Circle tall bearded iris. You will find Doc on Iris Hill now through their last bloom at Powell Gardens. Doc has donated all the American Iris Society’s (AIS) Merit Award Iris to Powell Gardens as well as many of the historical and species iris. He has … Read More