Rock’n Retro Christmas Trees

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Rock’n Retro Christmas Trees

Friday, November 21, 2008

Anne Wildeboor, Horticulturist Seasonal Displays and Events, pauses with a smile while placing the finishing touches on the new Conservatory Display that opens tomorrow. The theme of the display is whimsical or “Seussical” with a never before seen collection of two dozen aluminum Christmas trees. In case you can’t tell, the tree on the right … Read More

Late Fall Greens offer Tantalizing Taste

Friday, November 14, 2008

Taste refers to both culinary and visual! Many of our most beautiful cool season foliage plants are also edible and create tasteful beauty to the gardens of spring and fall. Observe a taste of fall foliage from Powell Gardens:Here, at the preview entrance of the Heartland Harvest Garden a pattern of foliage (all edible!) creates … Read More

November Landscape

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

November-r-r-r is the last month of fall and the transition into winter. It has a palette of colors all its own. Many of our trees are now leafless with the baldcypress holding orange-brown (far right and left of the above photo). The prairie grasses have bleached to blond and the skies are more often gray. … Read More

Fall’s Flowers, Foliage and Fruit

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The “core” of Powell Gardens was decked out in peak fall attire on November 2, 2008, when I took this picture. The overall fall colors of our local oak-hickory woodlands are in these burnt reds, oranges and brown. Like our Mission statement: we embrace our spirit of place. We may not have the fiery colors … Read More

Burning Bush Be Gone

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Invasive species are always a controversial subject: One man’s weed is another’s treasure. We follow the noxious weed laws but go beyond and try to “deaccession” (a.k.a. remove and properly dispose of) any plant that is not native (exotic) and spreads beyond the gardens and threatens the natural landscape of Powell Gardens and the region. … Read More