Roses, Our National Flower, Shine at Powell Gardens in 2008

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Roses, Our National Flower, Shine at Powell Gardens in 2008

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The wonderfully moist and cooler-than-normal spring have allowed our roses to be more floriferous than ever! Powell Gardens may not have a rose garden but roses are used in the landscape throughout the grounds. We grow only disease-resistant, low maintenance varieties appropriate for each landscape setting. Enjoy the following sampling of Powell Gardens’ roses:The rugosa … Read More

Flowering Trees of Late Spring

Friday, May 23, 2008

Some of our most stunning small flowering trees bloom in late spring and are currently in bloom at Powell Gardens.Red Buckeye (Aesculus pavia) is always a stunner in bloom! Its red flowers attract hummingbirds to pollinate it. This group is in the parking lot’s arboretum of all the woody plants native to Kansas and Missouri. … Read More

Doc Henderson and his Iris In Full Bloom

Monday, May 19, 2008

Doctor Norlan Henderson stands near a clump of Queen’s Circle tall bearded iris. You will find Doc on Iris Hill now through their last bloom at Powell Gardens. Doc has donated all the American Iris Society’s (AIS) Merit Award Iris to Powell Gardens as well as many of the historical and species iris. He has … Read More

Iris, Kansas City’s official flower, in colors of the rainbow

Monday, May 19, 2008

Iris is the official flower of Kansas City and the premier planting of iris at Powell Gardens is currently in bloom with peak bloom expected this week. Powell Gardens’ iris collection represents one of the finest public displays of iris on the continent. All Award of Merit iris (by the American Iris Society) from 1988-2007 … Read More

Azaleas, America’s Favorite Shrub

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

It’s Azalea season again at Powell Gardens and they are currently in peak bloom. Azaleas are America’s favorite shrub (because most consider roses “flowers”). This scene is from the Rock & Waterfall Garden with the native wildflower Golden Ragwort (Senecio aureus) in the foreground, a sprinkle of budding blue Spanish Bluebells (Hyacinthoides hispanica) then masses … Read More