Hot Plants for an Exuberant Garden

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Hot Plants for an Exuberant Garden

Monday, September 8, 2008

The last of summer (we are still officially in summer!) is the time to see the full size of many tropicals and summer annuals. These HOT seasonal plants around the Powell Gardens Visitor Center are exuberant this year! Come quick to see them because they will gradually be replaced in the next month or so … Read More

Late Summer Color in the Perennial Garden

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The last of summer’s flowers fill the spectrum of color from red to violet. The late summer flowers are often large and exuberant. A quick sampling of some of the best is as follows:For red their are some great Hibiscus (‘Fireball’ & ‘Lord Baltimore’) but ‘Dynamite’ crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia hybrid) continues to shine with red … Read More

Flying Flowers grace the Conservatory

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

We have imported nearly 2,000 butterflies from Florida, Texas and Costa Rica for our annual Festival of Butterflies. The conservatory is filled with their favorite nectar plants and set with high humidity to mimic the climate of subtropical Florida & Texas as well as the tropical rain forest of Costa Rica. Five hundred butterflies are … Read More

Powell Gardens’ Spectacular Summer Flowering Shrubs

Sunday, July 27, 2008

There’s nothing like a border of summer flowering shrubs to brighten up these sun saturated days. We often think of spring flowering shrubs but there are good choices for all seasons and here are some of the best shrubs for flowering NOW!The border near the trolley stop of the Rock & Waterfall Garden is currently … Read More

Perennials Post-Solstice Peak at Powell Gardens

Monday, July 21, 2008

A stroll through the Perennial Garden, Island Garden and Fountain Garden areas will reveal a riotous array of blooming perennials. I would say now is the peak of color but we have great displays with masses of blooming perennials through fall.This glowing mass of Missouri Coneflowers (Rudbeckia missouriense) has a few Orange Coneflowers (Rudbeckia fulgida) … Read More