Zone Denial?

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Zone Denial?

Thursday, August 27, 2009

For at least 6 years, most areas of the Greater Kansas City region have not had winter temperatures much below zero Fahrenheit. When I moved here 13 years ago I was constantly reminded of prior bitter cold in excess of -20F and that the area, save for some sheltered spots in the city was “zone … Read More

Cure for the Great Tomato Famine of 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The cool, wet season over much of the Central and Northeastern United States is responsible for what tomato connoisseur’s are calling “the tomato famine of 2009.” Powell Gardens’ tomatoes got an early start in the greenhouse and have produced reasonably well in the Heartland Harvest Garden. Mark your calendar for this Saturday (August 22nd) to … Read More

Festival of Butterflies 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The butterfly breezeway greets visitors to our annual Festival of Butterflies — final weekend this Friday to Sunday, August 14-16. The breezeway is filled with wild Monarchs and other butterflies including all stages of a butterfly’s life cycle from eggs to caterpillars, chrysalis and adult butterflies. Children, parents and grandparents happily enter to find a … Read More

Butterflies and a Benevolent Season

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Powell Gardens’ annual Festival of Butterflies opens on Friday, August 7th at 9:00 a.m. Hundreds of butterflies shipped in as chrysalises are in flight in our conservatory including the spectacular tropical Blue Morpho (Morpho peleides) below.Blue Morphos are still considered one of the world’s most beautiful butterflies. Their large size, buoyant flight and friendly nature … Read More