Earth Day Seedlings

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Earth Day Seedlings

Monday, March 3, 2008

We often give away seedling plants for Earth Day and this year we will be giving out seedlings of Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora). Take a look at how our seedlings are germinating. We collected the seed off our collection of the hardiest known magnolias last November and cold stratified the seed this winter. Look closely … Read More

Pruning Peaches

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Barbara Fetchenhier, Gardener – Heartland Harvest Garden, and volunteer RD Wood examine a peach tree in our nursery for pruning needs. With help from volunteers, Barb has meticulously planted and maintained nearly 1,200 shrubs and trees in our Heartland Harvest Garden nursery. When pruning peaches she follows the 4 “D’s.” Prune out: Dead wood and … Read More

Restoring Native Plants

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Seed trays of newly emerged native plant seedlings bring a touch of spring to Powell Gardens’ greenhouses. Powell Gardens’ mission to embrace the Midwest’s spirit of place makes growing, promoting, displaying and conserving native plants an important activity. Each late winter we grow a wide array of native plants for Kansas City Wildlands (http://www.kcwildlands.org/). Kansas … Read More

Think Spring! Production for our annual Spring Plant Sale Begins

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Production for annual Spring Plant Sale has begun! It may be bitterly cold outside as winter grips us with its last gasps but in 10 weeks is our sale. Here Horticulturist Donna Covell inspects seedlings germinating for the sale. Donna is in charge of all production in our seven greenhouses and keeps close watch of … Read More

Ozark Chinkapin is born!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

To update you on our January 3, 2008 blog: Our Endangered, Ozark Chinkapin seeds arrived and were planted by Marie Frye — Senior Gardener Collections and Plant Records. As a reminder, these very rare seeds were donated to Powell Gardens by the Ozark Chinquapin Foundation http://www.ozarkchinquapin.com/. Marie inspects the newly arrived Ozark Chinkapin seeds back … Read More