Summer is the Season for Colorful Containers

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Summer is the Season for Colorful Containers

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tropical plants in containers displayed outdoors in the garden are one of the botanical pleasures of our hot, steamy summers. Below are some masterful container combinations put together by our Horticulturist Donna Covell for the Under A Blue Moon Rare Plant Auction at Powell Gardens last Saturday night. The combinations were so spectacular I thought … Read More

Peach Orchard Follows the Non-yellow Brick Road

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The benevolent, cool spring without harsh freezes has given us cute “baby” peaches. Adorned in their thick coat of peach fuzz, it won’t be long until some of them are ready for picking and for us to slurp down. We all missed fresh peaches last year because the Easter Freeze killed the tiny fruit, but … Read More

Exquisite White Flowers Exclusively at Powell Gardens

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Some of our most exquisite flowers are currently in bloom and many of them are in elegant pure whites and from plants rarely seen in this region. White flowers are a favorite to use near outdoor seating and entertainment areas as they literally glow at dusk. Most are also very fragrant too — a very … Read More

New Powell Gardens Butterfly Garden Opens Saturday

Thursday, May 29, 2008

The new Powell Gardens Butterfly Garden officially opens to the public on Saturday, May 31, 10a.m. – 3p.m. We will have some of the best butterfly gardeners and enthusiasts on hand to help interpret the garden, give you tips on what to plant to attract butterflies and have some interesting butterflies and moths to see … Read More

Mockoranges, Out of Fashion but not out of Style.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The pristine white flowers with a special, orange-blossom-like scent make the mockorange a staple of late spring flowers and fragrance in a garden. Mockoranges are currently out of fashion and much maligned by garden gurus but a season without them would be a miss! Depicted are the flowers of the magnificent ‘Snow Velvet’ cultivar of … Read More