Thanksgiving 2009

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Thanksgiving 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Marjorie Powell Allen Chapel, masterfully sited where the prairie meets the woods and overlooking Powell Gardens’ main lake, epitomizes the end of a bountiful season.The Heartland Harvest Garden America’s largest edible landscape was a monumental planting operation finished on schedule in June — still wonderful in fall crops as photographed from the observation silo … Read More

It’s A Girl!

Friday, November 20, 2009

The tropical food plants of the Heartland Harvest Garden are safely tucked away for the winter in the greenhouses….Papayas (Carica papaya) are palm-shaped perennials that become tree-like over time. Seed planted last spring are producing some handsome plants that have begun to flower profusely. It’s a girl! For some reason most of our papaya seed … Read More

November Garden Star Plants

Friday, November 13, 2009

November is often thought of as a bleak garden season but there are many plants that are stars of the garden right now. Take note of these plants and add them to your garden next season as they are sure to brighten up the late fall garden for next year. Deciduous Hollies are garden stars … Read More

Here Comes the Sun: November Blossoms in 2009

Thursday, November 5, 2009

After a cool, gloomy and wet October (Powell Gardens had measurable rain 19 October days for a total of 7.87 inches!) November 2009 is shaping up for make up sun and Indian summer!The overall garden landscape speaks to the earthy colors of November. The baldcypress trees dressed in their rusty fall attire and the leaves … Read More