Winter’s Wear

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Winter’s Wear

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Evergreens are a mainstay of the garden in winter and Kansas City’s manic-depressive climate can really create some wear on such plants. Evergreens can be divided into two categories: broadleaved like magnolia and holly and needle-leaf, which includes the conifers. The following is an overview how some of Powell Gardens’ evergreens have weathered the winter … Read More

Harvest Garden Skyline & Instant Apple Trees

Friday, January 23, 2009

Construction continues on our Heartland Harvest Garden, soon to be largest edible landscape in the United States. Below is a scan across its “skyline” from west to east; as taken from the long allee of bur oaks in front of the Visitor Center (January 23, 2009).The exterior of the barn is nearly complete, the silo … Read More

Winter Blooms in the Greenhouses

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

With the winter blahs upon us I thought I would share some images from the Powell Gardens’ greenhouses. Though the greenhouses are closed to the public, these flowers will be on display in the conservatory for the fragrance display or on the grounds after March 15 (if Mother Nature agrees).Danova Mix Primroses: the flowers are … Read More

An Olfactory Experience

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Voodoo Lily, Corpse Plant, Leopard Palm, Snake Palm, Konjac or Devil’s Tongue! A plant with that many names is lucky to have a single botanical name: Amorphophallus konjac. I will call it the inoffensive name Konjac as per the the definitive book Aroids – Plants of the Arum Family by Deni Brown. This plant has … Read More