Evergreens of the Winter Solstice

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Evergreens of the Winter Solstice

Monday, December 21, 2009

Evergreens are an important plant to the winter landscape as they provide us with lively (or should I say alive) foliage in this lowest lit, dormant season. It is no wonder why we use them as Christmas trees.Two Scotch Pines (Pinus sylvestris) centered in this photograph are remnants of a former windbreak of Scotch Pines … Read More

Winter Landscape Tips

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

It is the season to enjoy the beauty of evergreens and other plants with winter interest. Powell Gardens with its 7,000 varieties of permanent plants on display, offers a good place to see a inordinate variety of plants in the landscape.The evergreen spires are Green Giant Arborvitae (Thuja ‘Green Giant’) and look rich green and … Read More

Meet the Poinsettias of 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tracy Flowers, Gardener Kauffman Memorial Garden (left), picks poinsettias for Gardener Kellyn Register and Senior Gardener Eric Perrette to sleeve and load for a trip to the Kauffman Memorial Garden’s holiday display in the conservatory. Powell Gardens grows all its poinsettias from approximately 3,000 rooted cuttings at our greenhouse complex. They are cared for by … Read More