Daylilies Dazzle Booms & Blooms

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Daylilies Dazzle Booms & Blooms

Monday, June 30, 2008

Daylilies (Hemerocallis spp.) are once again the star of the flower show at Powell Gardens! Their annual extravaganza is right on schedule though a bit behind recent early years. Senior Gardener Jay Priddy said they have never been looked so lush, robust and floriferous — certainly one advantage to a benevolent spring and copious rainfall … Read More

Solstice Flowers and Flying Flowers

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The exquisite white flowers of Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) are out tempting the eye and nose with their alluring form and scent. The flower depicted is from a locally propagated tree we named after the owner: ‘Margarite.’ Powell Gardens has the finest collection of the hardiest Southern Magnolias you can find in the lower Midwest. … Read More

Summer is the Season for Colorful Containers

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tropical plants in containers displayed outdoors in the garden are one of the botanical pleasures of our hot, steamy summers. Below are some masterful container combinations put together by our Horticulturist Donna Covell for the Under A Blue Moon Rare Plant Auction at Powell Gardens last Saturday night. The combinations were so spectacular I thought … Read More

Peach Orchard Follows the Non-yellow Brick Road

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The benevolent, cool spring without harsh freezes has given us cute “baby” peaches. Adorned in their thick coat of peach fuzz, it won’t be long until some of them are ready for picking and for us to slurp down. We all missed fresh peaches last year because the Easter Freeze killed the tiny fruit, but … Read More

Exquisite White Flowers Exclusively at Powell Gardens

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Some of our most exquisite flowers are currently in bloom and many of them are in elegant pure whites and from plants rarely seen in this region. White flowers are a favorite to use near outdoor seating and entertainment areas as they literally glow at dusk. Most are also very fragrant too — a very … Read More