Peak Fall Color 2009!

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Peak Fall Color 2009!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fall colors have been “the best ever” as described by gardeners and locals alike. We attribute this to a wonderful growing season with only a small dry spell in September followed by unprecedented cool weather and over 6 inches of rain already in October at the Powell Gardens’ weather station. Here’s an overview of the … Read More

Powell Gardens is Splashed with Autumn Color

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Last week’s unprecedented cool days and wonderfully mild cool nights have set the stage for a fine fall foliage event. In our Rock & Waterfall (shade) Garden the fall colors are as good as ever. I expect peak fall color out here at Powell Gardens this weekend, one week earlier than “average.”Weeping Threadleaf Japanese Maple … Read More

Fall is in the Air

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fall is in the air with the first frost on the grounds on Wednesday morning, October 7, 2009. The frost was not universal so most tender plants were not nipped. Wednesday was a glorious day without a cloud in the sky until late afternoon.The Chinese Pistache (Pistachia chinensis) in the nursery has turned a beautiful … Read More