Iris, Kansas City’s official flower, in colors of the rainbow

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Iris, Kansas City’s official flower, in colors of the rainbow

Monday, May 19, 2008

Iris is the official flower of Kansas City and the premier planting of iris at Powell Gardens is currently in bloom with peak bloom expected this week. Powell Gardens’ iris collection represents one of the finest public displays of iris on the continent. All Award of Merit iris (by the American Iris Society) from 1988-2007 … Read More

Azaleas, America’s Favorite Shrub

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

It’s Azalea season again at Powell Gardens and they are currently in peak bloom. Azaleas are America’s favorite shrub (because most consider roses “flowers”). This scene is from the Rock & Waterfall Garden with the native wildflower Golden Ragwort (Senecio aureus) in the foreground, a sprinkle of budding blue Spanish Bluebells (Hyacinthoides hispanica) then masses … Read More

Tis the Season for a Million Blooms at Powell Gardens

Monday, May 5, 2008

It is the season for a million blooms at Powell Gardens! The azaleas should be at peak Mother’s Day weekend as they are already showing bud and bloom: Here is a closeup of the beautiful Herbert Azalea. Herbert is one of the hardiest of the evergreen type azaleas. A peak through the woodland garden of … Read More

Flowering Dogwoods, Missouri’s State Flower

Monday, May 5, 2008

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida) is currently in peak bloom at Powell Gardens. Powell Gardens has an extensive collection of dogwoods, certainly one of the best in the Heartland. The main display is along the walk from the Visitor Center to the Island Garden; officially known as the dogwood walk where one can see about every … Read More

It’s time for our Annual Spring Plant Sale

Thursday, May 1, 2008

It’s time once again for our annual Spring Plant Sale. We have a fine selection of top of the line perennials, annuals, tropicals, herbs and pre-made containers. The sale is a benefit to our Friends Membership so they get the first pick on Friday night (May 2) from 5-7 p.m. The sale is open to … Read More