Painting with Perennials

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Painting with Perennials

Friday, June 26, 2009

Powell Gardens’ Perennial Garden is ablaze with summer blooming perennials. The 3-1/2 acre garden has nearly 1,500 varieties of perennials. Walk along its brick paths and you will see many ideas on how to combine perennials into colorful compositions. Here are a few that captured my attention this morning:This composition of hot colors is centered … Read More

A Heartland Harvest Garden Briefing

Thursday, June 18, 2009

The new 12 acre Heartland Harvest Garden opened to Powell Gardens’ visitors on Sunday, June 14th and I would like to offer a brief overview of this garden. The garden showcases all the plants that provide our food, with over 2,000 varieties on display. Remember, this is a LARGE garden and the walk from the … Read More

Vivacious Flowers of the Summer Solstice

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Sunday is not only Father’s Day but the Summer Solstice — the longest, most direct sunlight day of the year. Bright summer flowers seem to exceptionally vivacious in this light and the Island Garden has quite a parade of color now.Red Hot Poker (Knifophia ‘Alcazar‘) fits its name and the season well. It is one … Read More

Powell Gardens Buds in a New Direction

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The exquisite Southern Magnolias are in bud and bloom around the Powell Gardens Visitor Center and I find them a symbol of Powell Gardens’ “new” direction. The Heartland Harvest Garden opens with a formal ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. on Sunday morning, June 14, 2009. All the plants in the new Heartland Harvest Garden have … Read More