Endangered Tree Seed for the Heartland Harvest Garden

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Endangered Tree Seed for the Heartland Harvest Garden

Thursday, January 3, 2008

I feel like the Powell Gardens is the caring young child at the end of Dr. Seuss’s classic book “The Lorax.” We learned today we will receive 5 EXTREMELY RARE seeds of the Ozark Chinkapin (Castanea ozarkensis); a tree that once thrived in the Ozarks and Ouchita Mountains to our south. Its Missouri endangered species … Read More

Evergreens Enliven the Winter Landscape

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

American Holly (Ilex opaca) is probably the toughest broadleaf evergreen tree for our climate. Here is one of our largest trees (20 feet tall; remember we are a young garden!) — you can see it out the windows from the gallery / Conifer Room of the Visitor Center’s north wing. It is studded with bright … Read More