Garden Stars of the Autumnal Equinox

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Garden Stars of the Autumnal Equinox

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Flowers of the Autumnal Equinox always have a rich color saturation that makes a visit to the garden at the beginning of fall an extraordinary experience. This blog was put together on September 23, 2009, but technical difficulties didn’t let it appear until October 9.The gorgeous red buds of the Scarlet Rose Mallow (Hibiscus coccineus) … Read More

A Berry in Every Hue

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Powell Gardens is filled with a bounty of berries in every hue! A second summer of moderate temperatures and regular rainfall has allowed the gardens’ trees and shrubs to be ablaze with abundant autumn fruit. The vibrant colored berries are beautiful and add ornament to the garden but are really an advertisement for birds to … Read More

Wheel of Fire in Peppers

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Peppers (Capsicum species and cultivars) are the stars of Powell Gardens this weekend with the return of our Pepper Festival. See our website for complete details of the events activities. One thing we are bringing back is the “wheel of fire” which is meant to be a fun way to watch people and peppers … Read More

September’s Sumptuous Blooms

Thursday, September 3, 2009

September in the Perennial Garden means some chores: here Volunteers Amanda Stoltenburg and Linda Brewer cut spent flower stems of Goldsturm Rudbeckia before they can self-sow into adjacent beds. Mostly September in the Perennial is a blaze of late summer flowers! The Seven Sons Tree (Heptacodium miconioides) is in full bloom with fragrant white clusters … Read More

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