Containers in Color

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Containers in Color

Monday, July 21, 2008

We are a month past the Summer Solstice and the summer annuals and tropical plants are full sized and exuberant at Powell Gardens! Here’s a brief show of some of our containers and plantings… This container in the Perennial Garden (by former Senior Gardener Jay Priddy) is one of my favorite. It contains the three … Read More

The Year of the Lily at Powell Gardens

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The ample moisture and more reasonable temperatures have made the summer of 2008 the year of the lily at Powell Gardens. Lilies (Lilium spp.) are bulbs, most with exceptionally showy flowers and some with intense fragrance.There are hundreds of species of lilies and the Easter Lily (Lilium longiflorum) is one of the most popular. Easter … Read More

Mimosa, Exotic Beauty or Garden Pest?

Monday, July 7, 2008

Mimosa trees (Albizzia julibrissin var. rosea) are currently in full bloom at Powell Gardens and throughout Greater Kansas City. When I first moved to the area 12 years ago, I was surprised to see so many of them growing here (I thought they would not be hardy here). I was also bombarded by gardeners commenting … Read More

Daylilies Dazzle Booms & Blooms

Monday, June 30, 2008

Daylilies (Hemerocallis spp.) are once again the star of the flower show at Powell Gardens! Their annual extravaganza is right on schedule though a bit behind recent early years. Senior Gardener Jay Priddy said they have never been looked so lush, robust and floriferous — certainly one advantage to a benevolent spring and copious rainfall … Read More

Solstice Flowers and Flying Flowers

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The exquisite white flowers of Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) are out tempting the eye and nose with their alluring form and scent. The flower depicted is from a locally propagated tree we named after the owner: ‘Margarite.’ Powell Gardens has the finest collection of the hardiest Southern Magnolias you can find in the lower Midwest. … Read More