Powell Gardens’ Spectacular Summer Flowering Shrubs

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Powell Gardens’ Spectacular Summer Flowering Shrubs

Sunday, July 27, 2008

There’s nothing like a border of summer flowering shrubs to brighten up these sun saturated days. We often think of spring flowering shrubs but there are good choices for all seasons and here are some of the best shrubs for flowering NOW!The border near the trolley stop of the Rock & Waterfall Garden is currently … Read More

Perennials Post-Solstice Peak at Powell Gardens

Monday, July 21, 2008

A stroll through the Perennial Garden, Island Garden and Fountain Garden areas will reveal a riotous array of blooming perennials. I would say now is the peak of color but we have great displays with masses of blooming perennials through fall.This glowing mass of Missouri Coneflowers (Rudbeckia missouriense) has a few Orange Coneflowers (Rudbeckia fulgida) … Read More

Containers in Color

Monday, July 21, 2008

We are a month past the Summer Solstice and the summer annuals and tropical plants are full sized and exuberant at Powell Gardens! Here’s a brief show of some of our containers and plantings… This container in the Perennial Garden (by former Senior Gardener Jay Priddy) is one of my favorite. It contains the three … Read More

The Year of the Lily at Powell Gardens

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The ample moisture and more reasonable temperatures have made the summer of 2008 the year of the lily at Powell Gardens. Lilies (Lilium spp.) are bulbs, most with exceptionally showy flowers and some with intense fragrance.There are hundreds of species of lilies and the Easter Lily (Lilium longiflorum) is one of the most popular. Easter … Read More

Mimosa, Exotic Beauty or Garden Pest?

Monday, July 7, 2008

Mimosa trees (Albizzia julibrissin var. rosea) are currently in full bloom at Powell Gardens and throughout Greater Kansas City. When I first moved to the area 12 years ago, I was surprised to see so many of them growing here (I thought they would not be hardy here). I was also bombarded by gardeners commenting … Read More