Chapungu: Sculpture in the Garden

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Chapungu: Sculpture in the Garden

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Powell Gardens’ CHAPUNGU, Nature, Man & Myth sculptures are carefully being placed in the garden. This display of art in the garden is scheduled to open on May 10 but to place more than 50 sculptures weighing a ton or more each takes time. A visit now will give you a preview of what is … Read More

Butterfly Season Begins

Monday, April 7, 2008

Saturday was the beginning of butterfly season. I always count on the first butterflies to emerge or arrive with the opening of the first insect pollinated wild plants. That first flower the butterflies imbibe nectar from and help pollinate is the Fragrant Sumac (Rhus aromatica). A quick hike on the Powell Gardens – Byron Shutz … Read More

Missouri Arbor Day

Monday, April 7, 2008

Powell Gardens celebrated Missouri Arbor Day by planting a grove of 27 lindens (Tilia spp.). It was a typical Missouri Arbor Day with cloudy skies and a cool breeze.Missouri Arbor Day is celebrated by Powell Gardens’ staff and volunteers gathering together at morning break. This year’s honorees were the members of KMOS TV and 90.9 … Read More

March Statistics and Early April Flowers

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

March 2008 was a wily month! The temperatures ended up about 1.5 degrees below average though it seemed so much colder! We have been spoiled by warm, early springs in the past few years. We had a whopping 4.82 inches of rain, which is well above average (and NO snow). I cannot complain because we … Read More

The Flower Power of a Cool Spring

Thursday, March 27, 2008

This cool spring may not be good for wearing shorts and tank tops but the early spring flowers have never been happier! Many of the spring bulbs actually do best with temperatures around 55F so this unusual maritime-like spring is much to their liking. It is a spring more like the Pacific Northwest or England. … Read More