Tis the Season for a Million Blooms at Powell Gardens

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Tis the Season for a Million Blooms at Powell Gardens

Monday, May 5, 2008

It is the season for a million blooms at Powell Gardens! The azaleas should be at peak Mother’s Day weekend as they are already showing bud and bloom: Here is a closeup of the beautiful Herbert Azalea. Herbert is one of the hardiest of the evergreen type azaleas. A peak through the woodland garden of … Read More

Flowering Dogwoods, Missouri’s State Flower

Monday, May 5, 2008

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida) is currently in peak bloom at Powell Gardens. Powell Gardens has an extensive collection of dogwoods, certainly one of the best in the Heartland. The main display is along the walk from the Visitor Center to the Island Garden; officially known as the dogwood walk where one can see about every … Read More

It’s time for our Annual Spring Plant Sale

Thursday, May 1, 2008

It’s time once again for our annual Spring Plant Sale. We have a fine selection of top of the line perennials, annuals, tropicals, herbs and pre-made containers. The sale is a benefit to our Friends Membership so they get the first pick on Friday night (May 2) from 5-7 p.m. The sale is open to … Read More

Redbuds in the Powell Gardens Landscape

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Eastern Redbuds (Cercis canadensis) have been in glorious bloom from Powell Gardens’ Gatehouse through the gardens and into its wildlands. Here is a planting off to the side of the Gatehouse where some flowering dogwoods (in white) set them off. We planted redbuds at the gatehouse landscape as they are such a great choice for … Read More

“RED”buds, Kansas City’s Premier Spring Flowering Tree

Sunday, April 27, 2008

From Powell Gardens to across Greater Kansas City the Eastern Redbuds (Cercis canadensis) are in their glory. The flowers are not red but a blue-pink–like raspberry sherbet–a distinctly North American color. It is such a refreshing hue, complementing the emerging acid lime greens of spring. Underplant native blue wildflowers like violets, woodland phlox, Jacob’s ladder, … Read More