HHG Progress & Mid Season Daffodils peak

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HHG Progress & Mid Season Daffodils peak

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Powell Gardens Maintenance Staff (C.C. Aldrich center, Mark Mallinson right) work on installing the Rosalind Creasy Author’s Garden. The custom rebar works built by maintenance include 2 tall “Blackberry Fountains” and a cauldron pot holder. These works will be billowing with plants in the future: old fashioned climbing petunias in the cauldron and blackberries planted … Read More

Spring has Sprung: Flowers of March 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Mark Gawron, Senior Gardener on the Island Garden, samples the aroma of our most uniquely scented magnolia blossom: ‘Miss Jack’ Anise Magnolia (Magnolia salicifolia). I would describe the scent as wintergreen with a touch of anise and a flutter of cayenne! Many of the precocious magnolias are in bloom around the grounds so remember to … Read More

Spring has Sprung!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spring has sprung at Powell Gardens! Forsythias, magnolias, daffodils and others add splashes of floral color around the grounds as the fresh spring greens of lawns and woodlands replace the browns of winter. The image is from the Visitor Center Trolley Stop with ‘Gold Tide’ Forsythia in the foreground–this is a great lower growing forsythia … Read More

Flowers of the New Conservatory Display

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Anne Wildeboor (Horticulturist, Seasonal Displays and Events), along with gardeners and volunteers, is busy planting ground covers and placing orchids for the new conservatory display of Orchids and Bromeliads. The conservatory is being transformed into a jungle showcasing these plants. The display includes the Red Powderpuff (Calliandra haematocephala), which is in full bloom. Forced azaleas … Read More

Early Spring Flowers

Friday, March 6, 2009

Many of early spring’s first flowers are tiny and must be sought out and looked at in close inspection. Personally it is my favorite time of year, each new bud, each new voice, and each new sighting of the season a cause for celebration! The first butterflies have emerged from hibernation and Eastern Commas could … Read More