A Powell Gardens’ Skyline?

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A Powell Gardens’ Skyline?

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Volunteer Mary Biber waters plantings in the future Potager or Menu Garden at the Heartland Harvest Garden’s entrance while a crane assembles the top portion of the garden’s silo in the background (nearly a quarter mile away!). The crane can be seen from US HWY 50 and from anywhere in the gardens. No we are … Read More

Losing an Oak Tree Friend

Monday, September 29, 2008

I was saddened to see the old Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor) tree at the end of the walk to the Chapel has passed. We were hoping the tree would resprout from its hollow shell but it continued its slow decline. Oaks like this can grow for 100 years, live for 100 years, decline for … Read More

Is Your Thistle a Wildflower or Weed?

Friday, September 19, 2008

We have had numerous comments from concerned visitors that we have invasive thistles at Powell Gardens. The concerns are over three invasive species of thistles that are on the noxious weed list: Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare), Canada Thistle (Cirsium arvense) and Musk Thistle (Carduus nutans): all not native to the United States (or Canada!). I … Read More

Unique Fruits and Nuts Destined for the Heartland Harvest Garden

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Matt Bunch, Barbara Fetchenhier and Caitlin Bailey have been busy continually transplanting trees and shrubs from our nurseries into the Heartland Harvest Garden. Of the nearly 1,000 more plants to be moved, Walnuts (Juglans spp.) are the most recent trees to be dug. You can clearly see the grow bags we grew the plants in: … Read More

Flowers & Berries of the Late Summer Season

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Fall is in the air but sunshine has returned after our two bouts with remnants of hurricanes. We have had no less than 7-1/2″ of rain at Powell Gardens in the past two weeks so the gardens are as lush as ever. Many of our most beautiful fruiting shrubs and small trees are becoming quite … Read More