November Garden Star Plants

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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

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